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Cung Le Plans To Continue Balancing Fighting With Acting

Cung Le could easily retire from MMA and go into movies on a full-time basis.

Instead, the former Strikeforce middleweight champion plans to continue fighting, signing up for a bout with Rich Franklin later this year at UFC 148.

On the movie front, Le will be featured in at least three movies this year, including “The Man with the Iron Fists,” which stars Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu.

In a recent interview with Steven Marrocco of MMA Junkie, Le revealed that he signed a six-fight contract with the UFC, and plans on holding up to all six fights.

Right now, I’m taking it one fight at a time. (I’ll) see how I do in this fight, and we’ll figure it out after. But right now, I’ve got a six-fight deal with the UFC. I finished one, and we’ll see how this fight goes. I’m just glad to be part of the UFC. The crosshairs are on Rich Franklin. I’ve got tunnel vision right now. I don’t want to step outside the box right now.

Le lost his UFC debut to Wanderlei Silva last year, as Silva ended the fight with knees and punches in the second round. In Franklin, Le will have another tough foe, but one that is returning from shoulder surgery.

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