Le: Tatum is star with best chance in MMA


Several MMA athletes have crossed over to Hollywood, including Randy Couture, Gina Carano, and Ronda Rousey. But could a Hollywood actor transition into MMA? If anyone could do it, the UFC's Cung Le believes Channing Tatum would have the best chance:

"Channing would actually have the best chances out there of anyone else," Le told FOX Sports on Wednesday.

Van Damme is a black belt in shotokan, Li is a master of wushu and Dwayne Johnson is a longtime pro wrestler. Tatum? His athletic background ends at one year of college football as a linebacker.

Still, Le believes he would be the most qualified. The two have trained together before and the Le, an action-film star himself, is impressed with his friend's natural ability.

"He's strong, he's physical and he's not scared at all," said Le, who worked with Tatum in the 2009 movie "Fighting." "If he would dedicate as much time as he did in the movies [on MMA], he would do fine."

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8/16/14 12:32 AM by cantuna4u

Sebastians house. In the garage.I was like 15/16 yrs old.

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8/16/14 12:15 AM by rnunz

Calling forum member AC Slater to confirm

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8/16/14 12:08 AM by UGCTT_Sk1tzO420

Then i withdraw my statement. I DO believe Reggie could whoop up on Magic Mike.

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8/16/14 12:05 AM by Eisenberg

Pretty sure he's talking about Tatum

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8/16/14 12:01 AM by UGCTT_Sk1tzO420

Really Reggie? Youd beat Cung Le's ass?

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8/15/14 11:55 PM by LynchedByMarshawns12er

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8/15/14 11:54 PM by cantuna4u

No joke. I swear. When I was a kid I went to a friends house and Mario Lopez was there. We shared a bong.He was cool. No bullshit.Burbank Ca in 95/96 ish.

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8/15/14 11:49 PM by stevekt

From IMDB:Mario Lopez was a state placewinner in California at 189 pounds in 1990, contrary to popular belief, he was not a state champion. He ended up taking 7th Place at the California State High School tournament as a senior.

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8/15/14 11:41 PM by BshMstr

according to his Wiki he did place in state in Cali in wrestling...

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8/15/14 10:37 PM by Reggie Warren Jr

None of you fuckers will believe me(unless you know me personally), but I actually trained him for a few months before this movie Cung is talking about and was paid big bucks by the studio. I thought he was a cool cat. He didn't have much technical training and they didn't want me to change his style drastically, but he was down for whatever. He slammed me out of the blue one time in the ring in front of several people watching. I was embarassed, but overall would beat the shit out of him in any sort of real fight.  I just stopped paying attention and somehow wound up on my back. True Story.