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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1972Saigon, Vietnam
Height 5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

If you are of an Asian origin, chances are the mere mentioning of Cung Le's name in mainstream media will instill in you a sense of cultural pride. Cung Le made his first appearance on the pro MMA stage in 2006, and shortly after won the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship in 2008, setting high standards through his powerful kicks, skillful strikes, and well-timed takedowns. This Vietnamese-American champion, actor, producer and action director is a household name in many parts of Asia and is equally adored in Hollywood. He has starred in many major movies such as Puncture Wounds, Dragon Eyes, The Man With the Iron Fists, Pandorum and Oscar-nominated The Grandmaster. Born in Saigon, Vietnam and arrived in the US at age three, this world-class fighter has graced the covers of many major martial arts publications such as Inside Kung Fu, Black Belt, Martial Arts Illustrated; and has made headlines and appearances in numerous mainstream media all over the world. Cung Le's latest high-profile project was coaching and mentoring fighters on the reality TV show: The Ultimate Fighter: China and preparing them for the March 1st match in Macao where the winner earned a six-figure UFC contract. This is the dream title that will catapult any fighter's status into stardom. Typically, the role of mentor and coach is reserved for the president of UFC - Dana White. For the first time, he has appointed someone else - Cung Le - to take his position this season. This speaks volumes about Cung Le's martial arts skill and his ability to attract a world audience. Behind the scenes, Cung Le is an extremely down to earth, warm and fun loving individual with a positive outlook in life. He enjoys spending quality time and vacationing with his wife, taking his sons out to celebrate their academic and mixed martial arts successes at Five Guys Burgers, playing with his two dogs, embracing injuries with a light-hearted attitude, and training daily to stay in shape. He has been promoting his own amateur mixed martial arts event, Born to Fight, since 2001. He also attends martial arts events, works on various media projects, contributes positively to society through his "Train for a Cause with Cung Le" events, and stays true to himself by always expressing his candid points of view.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Not Given

Spouse (1)

Suzanne (August 2009 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (5)

World Champion Kick-Boxer.
Fought Jason Yee on the first ever Sanshou Pay-Per-View event.
Became the Strikeforce Middleweight Champion after defeating 'Frank Shamrock' by TKO (broken arm) in the 3rd round on March 29th, 2008. On September 17, 2009, Le relinquished his belt after securing another major motion picture deal.
Second winner of the Strikeforce (2009) Middleweight World Title.
Redeemed his only Mixed Martial loss in a rematch with 'Scott Smith'(XXVII) at _'Strikeforce M-1 Global'(2010) (TV)_, by knocking out Smith in the 2nd round. [June 2010]

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