Originally Posted by MMAnWEED
Cung Le's kicks are second to none at 185. If you dispute it, it means you never saw him fight. I'd love to see this fight as Cung Le is still looking strong at his age and Leben always puts on good shows obviously.
I've seen him fight and I am from the San Jose Vietnamese community, I have every reason to be a nuthugger of his but I'm going to be realistic here and say Le's been out of action for a loooong time.
And honestly he may be good but he has never been tested fully, closest was Shamrock and Smith of which one of them knocked Le out. He's yet to face a powerful wrestler and although he might squeeze by Leben, any good UFC 185'er would end him. He is far too undersized and there are alot better wrestlers at 170 for him to truly compete, he'll be a decent gate keeper though as his striking is sharp, he has a brown belt in BJJ and a background in wrestling.
He also has a pretty good mentality about training so he can evolve but it's a bit late in his career for much more improvement.