He Might Be Suing The UFC Now, But That Doesn't Mean He Didn't Try To Be The Ideal Company Man For The MMA Giant
Being asked to serve as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter is supposed to be an honor. But when it came time for mixed martial arts legend Cung Le to leave the states for an international version of the show (designed at breaking new ground in a lucrative Chinese market), he was unexpectedly faced with a conundrum that would pit his personal life against his professional one.
The day before he was set to leave for China to begin filming his role as a mentor for TUF, Le's wife began experiencing a set of pains in her stomach. Doctors scrambled to schedule an operation, but the thought of abandoning her just hours after her operation didn't sit right with him. Le phoned UFC President Dana White to ask if he could have another week to spend with his wife as she recovered. White told him he would call him back.