June 05, 2009
During Cagewriter's chat with Cung Le, he said that due to his movie career, Strikeforce will soon introduce an interim belt at middleweight. Le has one movie, Pandorum, debuting in September, and is working on a few more film projects.
"I talked to Scott and he said he is going to do an interim belt very soon. I talked to him last week and it is going to happen after this fight."
Le last fought in March of 2008, beating Frank Shamrock for the Strikeforce belt. Le broke Shamrock's arm in the fight. Since then, he has focused on a burgeoning film career. In addition to Pandorum, including a starring role in Fighting, a movie about -- no surprise here -- mixed martial arts.
The movie Fighting actually sponsored some UFC events, so Le appeared on camera to promote the movie. That fueled speculation that Le might jump to the UFC, but he ended that today.
"I would love to fight for UFC but I got a contract with Strike Force and Scott Coker has taken good care of me so I just take it one day at a time."
This will open up some interesting possibilities for Strikeforce. Will Robbie Lawler, who is fighting Jake Shields at a catchweight, earn that belt? Who will he fight? We expect to find out more this weekend at Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields.
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