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UFC Quick Quote: Dana White unsure if Cung Le will return to the UFC

Photo of Cung Le UFC 139 post-fight via <a href=""></a>.
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"I don't know, I don't know we'll see. You know he's up there, his dream was to fight in the UFC. He got to the fight in the UFC and fight Wanderlie Silva. You think about it, Cung Le is one of these guys who comes from traditional martial arts. What this guy has accomplished in transitioning from traditional martial arts into MMA, it's pretty damn amazing. I have so much respect for that guy as a fighter and as a human being."

-- One and done? UFC President Dana White tells that he is unsure if Cung Le, 39, will return for an encore performance with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Le, who was coming off a 17-month layoff heading into his fight with Wanderlei Silva this past weekend (Nov. 19, 2011) at UFC 139: "Shogun vs. Henderson, suffered only the second loss of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career to "The Axe Murderer." White was non committal when asked if Le would return, leading one to believe that he did not sign a multi-fight contract with the promotion. Le, who has a budding acting career with 13 films already under his belt, has often taken extended breaks from the sport to focus on his duties in Hollywood. In fact, he vacated his Strikeforce middleweight title not too long ago to pursue other endeavors on the Silver Screen. Perhaps the Sanshou specialist would be more inclined to step back into the Octagon if he would have picked up the win this past weekend. Or, maybe the cool $350,000 he picked up in his losing effort at UFC 139 is enough incentive to return. Who could blame him if he didn't -- acting certainly hurts less and likely pays more.

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