At the age of 40, and with a number of impressive wins to his credit in addition to a career in Hollywood, it would be easy for UFC middleweight Cung Le to walk away from MMA with his head held high. However, the former Strikeforce champion isn’t ready to hang his gloves up just yet and plans to fight again as soon as he’s healed up from a few nagging injuries.
Le was last seen knocking Rich Franklin out in Novembe where, according to a recent interview with MMAWeekly, he did so less than two months removed from elbow surgery and with a banged up foot to boot.
“Right after I came back from the media tour in China to promote the fight, like a bone chip must have fell into the crease in my arm because it was locking up. So I went to the doctor and they did a 3-D x-ray and they saw a bunch of bone spurs. He went in there and cleaned up as much as he could so I was able to still fight.”
“That was six weeks before my fight against Rich Franklin. Then after the fight just training and during the fight when I was throwing punches, I felt something weird in my arm. I threw with everything I had and when I followed through I felt something weird in my elbow and then the same thing happened where a bone chip must have slipped down there and my arm started locking up.”
“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. 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.”
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