twitter google

UFC still hoping to secure Cung Le-Rich Franklin for card in China

Cung Le doesn’t tend to take too many fights a year. The busy actor, and former Strikeforce middleweight champ, recently earned his first UFC victory by defeating Patrick Cote at UFC 148. The bout was his first since a November meeting with Wanderlei Silva and came preceded by an extended break from competition due to film commitments.

UFC officials, however, are hoping the 40-year old Le wants to step back inside the Octagon and face Rich Franklin in the main event of UFC on Fuel 6. Scheduled for November 10, the underlying significance of the card is that it marks the promotional debut for the UFC in China.

“If Cung fights in China, it’ll be against Rich Franklin,” UFC President Dana White confirmed Thursday during the pre-fight press conference for UFC 149.

Le (8-2) and Franklin (29-6) were on schedule to face each other earlier this month, but Franklin was moved into a match with Silva.