Posted on: August 6, 2011 1:39 pm

UFC Cole Miller Interviews Cung Le

UFC Cole Miller Interviews Strikeforce former middleweight title holder Cung Le- MMA2DAY Show

August 6, 2011Penny Buffington - PennyJoMMA

MMA2DAY Show Special Guests Sunday August 7: Strikeforce Former Middleweight Title-Holder Cung Le

MMA2DAY Show Special Guests Sunday August 7: Strikeforce Former Middleweight Title-Holder Cung Le

Special Guest Co-Host: UFC Fighter Cole Miller


Cole Miller grew up many places before settling in Macon, Ga. There he attended high school at Mount de Sales Academy. Cole attended Mercer University for one semester before realizing he wasnt ready to focus on college just yet. Shortly thereafter, he began training mixed martial arts in Macon, Ga. After accumulating an accomplished amateur and pro record, Cole decided to move to Florida to train at American Top Team. After fighting in Japan he racked up a few more wins before being selected for the fifth season of the hit UFC reality tv show: The Ultimate Fighter. Cole currently trains and instructs at American Top Team(Florida) and Rush MMA(Georgia) where he prepares himself for his bouts in the UFC.

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Cung Le Responds to Keith Jardine Calling Him Out

Penny Buffington executive producer of MMA2DAY Show asked Cung Le for a response to the article posted below where Keith Jardine is calling him out:

Cung Le responded, “It is an honor that Keith Jardine would want to fight me. But I have not talked to the promotors about it.  I just want a fight in the UFC.  I have been training just in the hopes I will get a call. It’s the one thing I haven’t done yet?” He also said he is ‘”still open to fight for Strikeforce” as well.

Cung Le would like you to follow him on twitter @cungle185

Check out his website as well: http://cungle.com/

MMA2DAY Show airs on WSBR 740 AM So. Florida as well as live on the internet. Sundays @ 7pm eastern time -4pm pacific time

MMA2DAY Show is a Sweet Sports & Entertainment Production

Show Hosts Jim Sweet, Tom Caprio & Rusty Mallett

Executive Producer: Penny Buffington

Some Past Guests: Jessica Aguilar, Shonie Carter, Travis Browne, Cung Le, Matt Hughes, Clay Guida, Jake Shields, Lacey Schuckman, Angela Magana, Sarah Kaufman, Chael Sonnen, Jacob “Stitch” Duran, Brian Stann, Shane Del Rasario, Vladimir Matyushenko,Steve Mazzagatti, Joe Soto, David Mitchell, Jeff Monson, Spencer Paige, Mark Stevens, Rich Attonito, Josh Thompson, Mike Guymon, Billy Evangelista, Igor Almeida , KJ Noons, Donovan Craig, Diego Sanchez, Jorge Rivera, Fight Time Promotion’s CEO/Founder- Howard Davis Jr, Miesha Tate, Mike Bruno, Tim Kennedy, Dan Henderson, Mike Miller, Owner/Promoter of X-1 World Events, Gilbert Melendez, Erik Paulson, Danny Downes, Fabricio Werdum, Justin Wilcox, Gray Maynard, Jeremy Stephens, Jimmy Ninja Chaikong, Anthony Pettis,  Nick  Hinchliffe, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, Mike Van Arsdale, Michael Shoffner, Kim Couture, Rich Franklin, Rashad Evans, Bellator Announcer- Sean Wheelock, Ronnie Mann,

MMA2DAY Show a Sweet Sports and Entertainment Production began airing June 6, 2010. Check out this video from our very first show! In studio guest Jessica Aguilar

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Posted on: October 17, 2010 11:37 am
Edited on: October 17, 2010 11:39 am

MMA2DAY Guests Oct 17: KJ Noons, Billy Evangelist

MMA2DAY Show Guests Sunday 10/17:


Igor “The Legend” Almeida fighting Dan Cramer- Bellator 34 - Oct 28


 KJ Noons coming off his Strikeforce loss to Nick Diaz


Billy Evangelista – Fighting - Waachiim Spiritwolf- Strikeforce FRESNO CHALLENGERS

Strikeforce FRESNO CHALLENGERS: BOWLING VS VOELKER airing on ShowTime Oct. 22


Undefeated prospect and Fresno resident Billy Evangelista will make his long-awaited return to the cage when he faces Waachiim "Native Warrior" Spiritwolf in a 165-pound catch weight bout.

Lightweight competitor Billy Evangelista is exciting crowds with his unblemished win streak. A product of Ralph Gracie's training, Evangelista holds notable wins over UFC veterans Luke Caudillo and Jorge Gurgel. He also trains out of the formidable American Kickboxing Academy with veterans such as Josh Koscheck, Cain Velasquez, and Cung Le.

MMA2DAY Show airs on WSBR radio out of s. Florida as well as live on the internet. Info can be found at http://www.pennyjomma.com/ or http://www.MMA2DayShow.com/



Posted on: October 10, 2010 6:20 pm
Edited on: October 10, 2010 7:35 pm

Strikeforce #1 lightweight contender JoshThompson

MMA2DAY Guest Sunday 10/10 7pm eastern time

welterweight  Mike "Joker" Guymon (12 - 3 - 1) fighting Daniel "Ninja" Roberts (10 - 1 - 0) UFC 121 on Oct. 23.


Strikeforce #1 lightweight contender Josh "The Punk" Thompson


Posted on: July 17, 2010 11:55 am

July 18- MMA2DAY has special guest: Chael Sonnen

Sun. July 18- MMA2DAY has 2 special guests: Chael Sonnen fighting the main event against Anderson Silva- UFC 117 Aug 7th
Sarah Kaufman- she is fighting Roxanne Modafferi - Strikeforce- July 23rd

MMA2DAY air Sun nights
http://www.pennyjomma.com/    WSBR Radio S. Florida


7-9pmeastern time.
Show Hosts Jim Sweet and Tom Caprio

MMA2DAY began airing June 6, 2010 - already we have had some very special guests and we will continue to bring you the best in MMA

Past Guests: Jessica Aguilar, Shonie Carter, Travis Browne, Cung Le, Matt Hughes, Clay Guida, Lacey Schuckman, Angela Magana

Upcoming Guests: Tyson Griffin and Vladimir Matyushenko

Posted on: July 12, 2010 12:42 pm

Sun. July 18- MMA2DAY has 2 special guests: Jan F

Sun. July 18- MMA2DAY has 2 special guests: Jan Finney- just got the snot beat out of her by Cris Cyborg- YES she is STILL ALIVE!!! and ready to explain what a beatdown like that feels like!!!


Sarah Kaufman- she is fighting Roxanne Modafferi - Strikeforce- July 23rd

MMA2DAY air Sun nights 7-9 eastern time @ http://pennyjomma.com/ or WSBRradio.com

Show Hosts Jim Sweet and Tom Caprio
Executive Producer: Penny Buffington

Posted on: June 20, 2010 1:45 pm
Edited on: June 20, 2010 2:28 pm

Cung Le discusses upcoming Strikeforce fight

Tune in to MMA2DAY

Broadcasted live from So. Florida’s WSBR 740 AM


Or you may listen in live over the internet:


 @ 7pm Eastern Time \ 4pm Pacific Sunday’s


Today’s guest Strikeforce former middleweight title holder Cung Le

Le discusses his upcoming Strikeforce fight against Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith

scheduled for June 26<sup>th</sup>

Main Fight Card:


Posted on: March 1, 2010 5:55 pm

Andrei Arlovski signs with Strikeforce

A message to all members of Official Website of Andrei The Pit Bull Arlovski

As promised I wanted to tell you all first hand, I have a multi-fight deal for the next 16 months with Strikeforce and I cannot wait to get into the ring and show the world what I have been working on the last few months! I invite everyone to join me this Friday at 8PM CST on Arlovski.com for a Live Video Chat to discuss this announcement! Also check out this story from Loretta Hunt on Sherdog!

Thank you all for your support!


Visit Official Website of Andrei The Pit Bull Arlovski at: http://www.arlovski.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Posted on: September 22, 2009 12:23 pm

Interview with Cung Le

    Cung Le is a Man of Many Talents

Interview with Cung Le by Penny Buffington

The multi-talented Cung Le discusses his decision to give up his belt in order to concentrate on his acting career. “I decided to vacate my belt. I have been out of action in the cage for the last 17 months. I felt like the right thing to do- the honorable thing to do- is to vacate the belt so the top competitors in the Strikeforce middleweight division could compete for the actual belt, not the interim belt. Because I don’t feel that it is right for me to keep doing movies while everyone is waiting around or fighting for an interim belt. I sat down with my promoter Scott Coker and we worked it out.”

Coming to the decision was not easy especially considering his long standing relationship with Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker. “It was a very difficult decision. I have been fighting and competing in martial arts since 1994. I turned pro in 1998. I have been with Scott Coker since 1998 when I signed with him. He put me on ESPN 2 on Strikeforce Kickboxing and made me fight for titles in super fights. Also we went over to K1 USA to do super fights and then when he opened up the mixed martial arts Strikeforce division I was part of his first show and my last show with him was against Frank Shamrock.”

“Just because I vacated the belt does not mean I am retiring I plan to come back early next year. With everything that has been going on with me the last year and a half I have been able to do movies at the same time fight but as the parts get bigger and the rolls get more demanding I came to that fork in the road where I basically had to make a decision and my decision right now is to strike while the iron is hot and do the best I can do in the world of entertainment, movies and stuff.”

In fact one such movie Cung is in, Pandorum will be released this Fri. September 25, 2009.  Le explains, “Basically the movie starts in this massive space ship. The 2 min. trailer talks about there are 60 thousand people and 500 years. It’s like a Noah’s Ark going to a livable planet. They have every nationality on this ship in sleep chambers that will keep them young and healthy so when they do get there they will wake everyone up and re-building begins. But, somewhere along the lines during that time frame people start waking up and the 2 crew members Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster when they wake up they think they are alone. They don’t remember anything of what they were supposed to have done because they have been asleep so long. So Dennis Quaid is guiding Ben Foster through the vents. Along the way Foster notices there are other people and craziness going on and I save them in my opening scene and we team up and we explore the ship.”

Obviously Cung Le did not just walk on to a set and snatch up a movie roll without putting in a whole lot of effort. “I have been taking acting lessons since 1998 off and on. I have gotten more serious in the last 2 years. I have been working with private acting coaches. I knew when I got the part in Pandorum that it was going to be no easy task. Most of my scenes were shared with Ben Foster. My manager told me he has known Ben since he was 17 and they call him the scene stealer as you can see in Alpha Dog and 3:10 to Yuma he stole the show from whoever he shared the screen with and I did not want that to happen to me. I made sure that even for the audition I had time to prepare for it. I trained just like I would be training for a fight. Morning and night putting myself on tape, getting with my private acting coach and doing scene study. When I got to the audition I knocked my audition out of the park and they cast me for a roll that was supposed to be Japanese. They couldn’t find the right Japanese so they opened it to all Asians and I beat out all the top Asian actors that went out for the part. The director Christian Alvart told me a lot of people auditioned. I was excited and I knew that was just the beginning of a lot of really hard work because now it’s “go time”. I get to go toe to toe with Ben Foster so it was pretty awesome.” You can view a complete list of movies Cung Le has been in and will be in the coming year at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1087183/

As with many professionals Le has a family he has to distribute his time to as well. “I have 2 boys, Cung Michael is 8 and Anthony Ryan is now 4. I got married in August to Susan. She was my rehab therapist before we started dating. I had a major hamstring injury. She was the therapist at Score Clinic. We became friends and one thing lead to another and now we are married.”

Cung Le may have given up his Strikeforce middleweight title spot but they will never actually take his belt.  He told me, “They make new belt every time lucky for me I have a nice Strikeforce Middleweight belt really no one can ever take.”

“When I come back I plan to be in the best shape and hopefully not to have too much rust. I will take it one day at a time one fight at a time and one movie at a time right now it is all about promoting Pandorum.  I’ve got a few days before it gets released and Overture Films was kind enough to do a little premiere in San Jose for me at the AMC Mercado. They added a Q&A after for the media. It starts at 11:30.” Media please contact AMC Mercado for the date.

Here are 5 things you may not know about Mr. Le “I think I’m a funny guy.  I let my sons win every day when we play either baseball or football. I have sweet tooth for chocolate. I am grateful everyday I wake up. I’m a Round 5 -series 4 -action figure. It’s pretty cool”

Wrapping up the interview Cung thanks his supporters. “Thank you for all your support and for sticking by me. When I come back I will make sure that I am in shape. I always come in ready to fight; and win, lose or draw I will be ready to put them spinning back kicks with full affect when I get back into the cage.”

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