Cung Le planning return to MMA 'this year'

Photo via CungLe.com.

He ain't goin' out like dat (ain't goin' out like dat).

Former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Cung Le, who was turned inside out by Wanderlei Silva in the co-main event of UFC 139: "Henderson vs. Shogun" back on Nov. 19, 2011, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, is looking to bet back into action "this year," according to a tweet from the part-time movie star.

After a strong first round that saw Le rattle his Brazilian foe with an arsenal of flashy kicks, the San Shou striker ran out of steam, allowing Silva to unleashed a flurry of knees and punches that forced the technical knockout stoppage at 4:49 of the second stanza.

Le promptly cried foul, blaming a flurry of punches to the back of the head as the catalyst to the bout's violent ending. Whatever the case may be, his doctor recently cleared him for contact training and we may now get to see him back inside the cage sooner rather than later.

And at $350,000 an appearance, plus Twitter bonuses, it's probably hard to justify a decision to remain inactive while Hollywood plots its next move.

So who do you, as a fan, want to see him matched-up against?

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