Cung Le

Cung Le


Le was born in Saigon, South Vietnam. In 1975, a week before the fall of Saigon, Cung Le and his mother escaped Vietnam, however, his father remained and was eventually captured as a prisoner of war. Le eventually ended up in San Jose, California,  but faced discrimination and bullying which inspired him to learn martial arts.

He began his path to martial arts when he enrolled in Tae Kwon Do classes at the age of 10, and began wrestling competitively at age 14. Le states that one of his role models was Sylvester Stallone and the movie Rocky. He went on to wrestling and won the California Junior College State Championship in the 158 lb. weight class in 1990. Cung engaged in a variety of martial arts such as  Judo, Kuntao, and Sambo. When he was 19, he became interested in kickboxing, as it complimented his Tae Kwon Do and wrestling background. Le held a professional kickboxing record of 17-0 and is a three-time world champion.

 On January 20, 2015, his manager, Gary Ibarra, announced to the media that Le had retired from MMA, although he will remain active in professional kickboxing.

Between the years 2009-2014, Le appeared in several big screen films ranging from action to science fiction.

His kickboxing and MMA records remain impressive with 17 wins in kickboxing, 12 by knockout, and 12 wins in MMA with 8 of those by knockout as well.

Taken in part from Wikipedia

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