Cung Le ‘totally open’ for Anderson Silva fight

Monday, January 28, 2013

The possibility of Anderson Silva fighting Cung Le came from Silva’s manager Ed Soares.

The mention flattered Le. The 40-year-old, who has one foot planted in the fight world and the other in Hollywood, is in a position where he can pick the path of his future.

“If the UFC wants me to fight after our discussion, I’m totally open for it,” said Le on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour.

But Le didn’t exactly campaign for his name to be added to the mix, and he certainly didn’t put out the vibe that he would push for it now, either.

“For me, I don’t mind either way,” he said. “I’m just happy that I’m in the mix. There’s a lot of great fighters out there. Chris, Luke Rockhold is another name that people should watch out for. I’m open for whatever. Whether it’s fighting, coaching or doing movies.”

“If the fight would ever happen, I wouldn’t be scared because he’s pound-for-pound the best fighter in the world. I’d be excited to see how I do, whether I get beat up or whatever. It doesn’t matter. That’s why we compete. That’s why we challenge ourselves. That’s what makes us who we are, and I love the challenge.”

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