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Old 09-21-2012, 02:05 AM   #1
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i just rewatched le vs wanderlai silva and it made me wish that le had of been in the ufc many years ago.
how would a much younger cung le of gone with a prime anderson silva?
would he of had a chance?
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:36 AM   #2
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A prime Le would've given everyone at 185 a tough time, perhaps trash Leben and everyone below, then outpoint guys like Bisping.

But I really doubt he'd be able to beat Anderson. He might make it competative. His variety of attacks especially kicks will give Silva some tricky moments. But I see him losing on points.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:37 AM   #3
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Le has always been a entertaining fighter to watch. His fights are never boring. But i dont think i would give him any chance of beating Anderson Silva. I do believe a younger Le would have been good enough for a title shot.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:12 PM   #4
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It would have been an interesting match 4 or 5 years ago but no longer.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:00 PM   #5
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It would have been an interesting match 4 or 5 years ago but no longer.
They are roughly the same age but every year that goes by when they are this old is crucial
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:10 PM   #6
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If Cung had any power He would have been a handful (since He does have a great base)in his prime but He doesnt.

Id still give Silva the edge because Silvas still in his prime now and everytime you see him Hes become more awesome in his striking and his TD defense has actually gotten better.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:24 PM   #7
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Le's getting old. His cardio is definitely not what it once was. I'm curious to see where he goes after the Franklin fight. If Cung wins - the UFC may very well match him up with one of the young guns. He could beat Boestch with better kickboxing - but it would be interesting to see if someone like Weidman could take him down.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:34 PM   #8
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A few years ago I used to post that I thought Cung Le vs Anderson Silva would be a great matchup......I was skewered and ridiculed for such a notion THEN. Since Le lost to Scott Smith and Wanderlei Silva, turned 40 and has been exposed his lack of cardio training.

There was a time when Cung was probably the second best 185 lber in MMA but just like Mayweather vs Pacquiao we will never know.....Cung is past his prime.

Franklin vs Le is still an interesting fight however.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:47 PM   #9
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i think le still has a bit to offer. my feeling is that he was a bit underdone for his first crack at the ufc. hes been making movies and sitting on the lounge for a few years and all of a sudden hes thrown in with an refreshed and active wandy. even cote was a bit of an ask imo but he got the job done.
if he can get the training in he might yet make some noise.
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:17 AM   #10
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Did Cung Le become an alcoholic? He looked like he aged 10 years in his last fight with them baggy eyes and beer flab
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:20 AM   #11
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I wish Cung Le was 10 years younger. His fighting style is great fun to watch.

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Old 09-25-2012, 03:26 AM   #12
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I wonder why Strikeforce never made Le vs. Diaz while they were both on top. Both were stars, in the same weight class, and have dynamic standup. Would've been a mega fight regardless of who won.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:18 PM   #13
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Silva would KO him... Joke fight!
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:18 AM   #14
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Cung wanted to make movies in his prime.
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