Scott Smith scored the biggest win of his career this past Saturday night when he KO’d Cung Le in the third round at Strikeforce: Evolution. Though Le dominated most of the fight, he ended up falling prey to Smith’s late comebacks as he caught several “Hands of Steel” in the third round, which delivered Le the first loss of his MMA career. The 37-year old Le is making no excuses for his loss.
“He got me with a punch,” Le stated after the fight. “I did my best, he did his best tonight and we both fought our hearts out. This was a great fight. It was not about focus, or a lack thereof. I just got caught. It is what it is.”
The bout was Le’s first in almost two years, as he took a break from the sport over the past 21 months to pursue his Hollywood ambitions. Scott Smith gave the aspiring Hollywood talent his props, saying Le “had him the first two and a half rounds.”
“This was one helluva fight,” Smith said after the fight. “He had me the first two-and-a-half rounds, but I’ve got a hard head. On the knockdowns, I faked the right and threw the left. Everyone always looks for my right, but the left hook is my best punch.”
As for Smith’s next fight, he says that he is not thinking about that right now, and is looking forward to enjoying the holidays with his family.
“Right now, I just want to go home and enjoy Christmas with my kids and family and friends.”
While no future opponent is set for Smith, he recently told Bart Mitchell of Fightline.com that he would like to fight any fighter “that makes sense.”
“I just like to get interesting fights, the ones that are going to be fought,” he told FightLine.com. “There’s nobody in particular that I can’t wait to fight and there’s nobody in particular that I don’t want to fight. I like the fights that make sense.”