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Cung Le Planning A Return To Action Once Properly Healed Up

Cung Le scored arguably the biggest victory of his career in 2012, knocking out former UFC champion Rich Franklin. The fact that Le wasn’t 100-percent only helps fuel his desire to remain active in MMA despite reaching 40 years old.

Le, who had surgery to repair his injured elbow and will be on the sidelines for a while still, believes there is more for him to accomplish inside the Octagon.

“I’m going to make sure I heal right this time because I think getting into Macao (China) after hurting my foot really bad, and I did have some elbow problems leading up to that fight,” said Le, during a recent interview with “I’m just glad I got two big wins in the UFC, and as soon as I heal up, I think I’m going to be gearing up again.”

Le explained that he had an X-ray weeks before facing Franklin and saw the damage to his elbow, but went ahead and fought through the injury. Following a training session, the ex-Strikeforce champ finally went under the knife, going through two surgeries to remove bone spurs from his elbow.

“I feel like I’ve still got some fights left in me,” said Le, who is 2-1 in his UFC career, “so I’m not going to retire right away.”