Strikeforce: Cung Le Will Be in 5 Movies but No Fights in 2011

Tony PrestonCorrespondent IMay 4, 2011

Cung Le, a Sanshou kickboxer and mixed marital artist, recently told ESPN that he will not be fighting in 2011.

Instead, Le is going to be in five motion pictures this year. Due to his filming schedule, he says that a fight this year is "impossible."

Le last fought in June 2010, in a fight against Scott Smith.

That bout saw Le claim victory over Smith by way of a second-round knockout. The fight was a rematch of their clash in December 2009, in which Smith pulled off a stunning third-round knockout over Le, despite Le having dominated. Le's career record is 7-1, every fight ending by knockout.

Before his two fights with Smith, Le fought his biggest name opponent to date in Frank Shamrock for the Strikeforce middleweight title.

After three rounds, Shamrock was unable to continue due to a broken arm suffered while attempting to block one of Le's kicks. Le vacated the title over a year later, to focus on his film career, having never defended the belt.

Le is only interested in a fight if the money is right.

When asked about fighting current UFC champion Anderson Silva, Le responded, "I’m just honored to be brought up for the fight."

At almost 39 years of age, Le knows that his window of opportunity for fighting is closing and the time frame for a fight is soon, "because the clock is ticking."

However, just not in 2011, because Le is busy building his resume as an actor.