MMA fans can go to their local movie theater tonight and catch Cung Le show off some of his martial arts prowess in The Man with the Iron Fists. However, those tuning in yesterday to take in UFC on Fuel 6 already had a chance to see Le dish out damage with a knockout of Rich Franklin so brutal it called into question what substance his hands might be made of.
“I’ve gotta say wow too. It’s like a dream. I feel like I’m in a dream right now,” said Le in an interview with Fuel TV after the win. “I saw him timing my kicks so I waited for him to punch and I threw that overhand right. I got lucky and caught him.”
“It was a money punch,” he concluded.
The win was Le’s second straight in the Octagon and the most impressive of his career, setting the 40-year old for a possible run at the divisional title in 2013 depending on how long he can hold up physically. The former Strikeforce champion previously admitted he was only 80% entering the fight with Franklin based on a foot injury sustained in a July victory over Patrick Cote and is dealing with a handful of other minor afflictions as well.
Still, Le has no plans of hanging up his gloves unless forced, explaining, “I love to do martial arts, I love to compete. If I could do it as long as I live, I’d do it, but I know my clock is ticking so I’m just doing my best. I definitely want to take a little vacation before I star up training again – let my body heal up, my foot completely heal.”
Check out the complete interview with Le below:
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