Originally Posted by BWoods
From what I've seen from Cung it's amazing to me why nobody hasn't made him pay with a slam for doing those front push kicks. His striking just seems so obvious to me and he keeps his hands too to defend properly.
Cung Le has an extensive background in San Shou. It's a style of kickboxing, in which, takedowns are legal and give you points. They do tons of kick-catching. He's probably used to people trying to catch his legs. Considering that he continues to utilize such kicks even after all of this time suggests that it's not so easy to trap his leg after all.
As for keeping his hands low, so does Anderson Silva. You may notice that whenever he throws a straight punch, his alternate hand goes to his chest. But, as has been made evident by a lot of fighters who do that, good footwork can make up for it.
But yeah, I too would put all of my money on Anderson Silva. I've made riskier bets on him (Silva vs Hendo).