Fans of former flashy sanshou stylist Cung Le got some good news today when the former Strikeforce middleweight champion revealed through Twitter that he intends to return to the Octagon this year to compete.
Fan: @T_Webb_31: Cung Le any chance we see you back in the @ufc a thank you to your fans perhaps
Le: that’s my plans this year!
Le most recently appeared in action this past November at UFC 139 against MMA legend Wanderlei Silva. Le returned from more than a year away from the cage to take the fight and, though he handled himself well in the early goings, he eventually succumbed to The Axe Murderer’s assault of punches and knees, losing via second round TKO, but picking up a Fight of the Night bonus in the process.
That appearance marked Le’s first in the UFC and, until now, the future of the 39-year-old’s mixed martial arts career seemed up in the air.
Le sports an overall pro record of 7-2; until facing Silva at UFC 139, Le had only competed in MMA under the Strikeforce banner.