Thread: No... Way...
10/11/2007 8:14am, #111Originally Posted by BigPopp
Anyway, Cung Le fought a bunch of guys who came from other sports (mostly Muay Thai and MMA guys), some of whom were less than stellar. But his professional record does include victories over:
-- Shonie Carter, who once knocked out Matt Serra, the current UFC Welterweight Champion, with a spinning backfist.
-- Scott Sheeley, who was part of the US National San Shou Kickboxing Team in 1997, fought to the semi-finals in the worlds, finishing his last fight with a broken arm. His current pro record is 30-9 (2 of those losses are to Le).
-- Mike Altman, IKF Cruiserweight World Champion in San Shou
-- Nashun Gerile (Mongolian King), all-China San Da champion.
-- Laimon M. Keita, an international Shidokan Karate champion. He beat him by decision under san shou rules in 2000, and also submitted him with a heel hook at Le's first pro fight in '98, a Shidokan match (the first time Le had fought under those rules).
The guy's a good fighter, sorry if that bothers you for some reason.
10/11/2007 10:20am, #112
Originally Posted by Jadonblade
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Originally Posted by jackrusher
--Scott Sheeley, who was over 40 at the time they fought and hadn't fought for 3 years and still was holding his own against Cung untill his cheek bone was broken via throw
--Mike Altman, former IKF Cruiserweight National Champion in San Shou, because the division was formed 2 months before he won the belt. Also over 40.
--Nashun Gerile, who dominated Cung for 3 straight rounds untill he got caught and was TKOed by a kick that's not legal under standard San Shou rules. Cung proceeded to dodge his attempts at a rematch. It should also be noted that he refused to fight Liu Hai Luong, the other, better San Shou champion.
--Laimon M. Kieta who was almost old enough to be Cung's father the first time they fought.
TURLY, CUNG LE HAS CHALLENGED THE BEST! BRING ON FEDOR!
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10/11/2007 11:23am, #113Originally Posted by jackrusher
As for Le's chances against a serious grappler in MMA, who knows? I can tell you this: he was a damn good wrestler, he has fine takedowns and takedown defense from years of san shou, and he's been training groundfighting for eight years with the best guys in Northern California. Frank Shamrock, not known for his humility, had this to say about his first time sparring with Le:
I'm agreeing with the MMA part because, he is touted as "doing MMA" then it turns into a sanshou type match. So it may just be bad advertising. It comes off as ducking the ruleset IMO. Again he is a badass. He is a champ.
10/11/2007 12:41pm, #114Originally Posted by It is Fake
Originally Posted by It is Fake
We both want to see him fight someone decent, and I imagine you're as curious as I am about how his ground game will look when someone finally gets him down there. Hopefully we'll see something by the end of the year...