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MMA Quick Quote: Cung Le is too old for the Strikeforce Middleweight Tournament


"You know tournaments, let those young guys do the tournaments. I'm 38 years old, and even though I looked 28 on Saturday, after I put that pizza, chocolate chips, and cookies in my stomach, I feel like a 38-year-old. I want to sit down with Scott Coker and see what he has in store for me, but I definitely didn't take that much wear and tear in this fight, and you go through that tournament and you're fighting a lot. There's going to be a lot of wear and tear, and I'm not sure exactly what I want to do at this point. Right now, in the last five months, I haven't had that much time to spend with my boys. It was a lot about me. I was really selfish for this fight, and I was really focused. I've got to give back a little bit."

Former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Cung Le tells MMAWeekly that he's not sure which direction his career is heading but at 38, it probably won't be the rumored middleweight tournament to find a new waist for Jake Shields vacated belt (assuming the champ defects to the UFC). The San Shou striker is fresh off a TKO drubbing of Scott Smith at last weekend's "Fedor vs. Werdum" event and could return to action later this year if his Hollywood deals are still on hold. But if Le doesn't participate in the 185-pound tournament, who's left for him to fight?

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