Cung Le speaks on immediate rematch with Scott Smith

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Cung Le has shown his excitement for the news that he’ll get an immediate rematch with Scott Smith on June 29th in his hometown of San Jose, California.

Le, speaking via BleacherReport.com, said:

“I’m excited, I’m just looking forward to getting back in the cage. Last time around I came up short and I’m looking forward to going out there and giving it my best again.”

On the first fight vs. Smith, Le said:

“I didn’t know what the fight was going to be. Scott Smith wanted a different fight and when we were on the set of NCIS I asked Frank ‘Who are you fighting next and he said me’ but it’s going to be Scott. I’m going to go in there fight this fight and then think about what’s next. I just got caught and I got a little too greedy in the end. I felt like I got too greedy and he finished me off.”

On what we can expect in the rematch, Le said:

“You can always expect a Cung Le with both guns blazing. Last time out I didn’t know what to expect until I got in there but now I know what I’m capable of doing and I’m a lot more confident this time around.”

“I think it might more exciting because now Scott Smith knows what to expect and he knows that I bring alot of techniques that are different to the table. I think this time he’s going to try and push the pace more and if he does that then it’s going to be fireworks.”

“I think last time there was a lot more pressure. Scott Smith is only two hours away so I’m sure he’s going to pull alot of people from the Sacramento area. In a perfect world everyone cheers for you but it’s not a perfect world. You have the people that cheer for you and the people that don’t. That’s part of the game but i think this time i have less pressure. I’m happy, what happened last time happened and as a professional fighter I don’t like that feeling so this time I’ve upped my training and I really have that fire. I’m ready to go.”

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