Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le, who is actively pursuing an acting career, will likely fight again in 2008, according to MMA Weekly. Le first-revealed his intentions to wait until late-2008 or early-2009 to fight again in a recent interview with MMAFrenzy.com.
Le won the middleweight title with a third-round TKO victory over then-champion Frank Shamrock in March after fracturing a bone in Shamrock’s arm with a kick.
â€œHeâ€™ll be back in the gym. Heâ€™s still training, and heâ€™ll be back at it… You know, itâ€™s a possibility he might wind up fighting (Kazuo) Misaki, who we were hoping heâ€™d fight last November, but there was scheduling conflicts on Misakiâ€™s side, so it didnâ€™t happen,â€ Strikeforce Vice President Mike Afromowitz told MMA Weekly Radio. â€œMisakiâ€™s a fighter that we recently signed, so Cung may wind up fighting him or he may just go back and fight Frank (Shamrock) again for his next fight, but heâ€™ll be back… I think heâ€™ll fight one more fight before the end of this year.”
Strikeforce’s next event is scheduled for September 20th at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California.
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