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Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le

Main Event | Middleweight · 185 lbs | MMA

Cung Le defeats Rich Franklin via KO/TKO at 2:17 of Round 1

Mmaweekly large Cung Le
Mmaweekly large Rich "Ace" Franklin

Le
KO/TKO
Round 1

8-2-0   Pro Record At Fight   29-6-0
Climbed to 9-2   Record After Fight   Fell to 29-7
+325 (Moderate Underdog)   Betting Odds   -400 (Heavy Favorite)
Vn Vietnam   Nationality   Us United States
San Jose, California   Fighting out of   Cincinnati, Ohio
40 years, 5 months, 2 days   Age at Fight   38 years, 1 month, 5 days
186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)
5'10" (178cm)   Height   6'1" (186cm)
70.0" (178cm)   Reach   76.0" (193cm)
Cung Le's MMA   Gym   Team Extreme
UFC on FUEL TV 6
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC on FUEL TV 6: Franklin vs. Le
  • Date: Saturday 11.10.2012 at 09:00 AM ET
  • Referee: Marc Goddard
  • Venue: CotaiArena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Macau, China
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 9 of 9)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Jon Anik, Kenny Florian
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Jon Anik
  • Franklin Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Le Total Disclosed Pay: $40,000
  • Event Links:

Franklin vs. Le Wiki Update Wiki

Rich Franklin took on Cung Le in the main event of UFC on Fuel TV 6 in the middleweight division.

Round 1

Early on Le went to the legs and body with kicks while Franklin hunted for the head with punches, neither man landing flush. Franklin put some nice combos together midway through the round and mixed in some kicks of his own. Suddenly Le landed a massive right hand that put Franklin down and out cold in the first round. Huge upset KO win for Le over a UFC legend.Franklin was caught while throwing a leg kick, and it was a lead right hook that put him down, face-first.

The end came 2:17 into the first round, giving Le the KO victory.

Last updated 11.10.2012, 12:27 PM ET
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Franklin vs. Le Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 1161  
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KO/TKO
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Franklin
90%
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Videos & Highlights

    Predictions  |  MMA Oddsbreakers: Franklin vs. Le report dead link

    MMA Oddsbreakers breaks down the opening line for Rich Franklin vs Cung Le with host Nick Kalikas and guests Damon Martin and Brett Okamoto.

Franklin vs. Le Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Jet Lagggggggggggg!
5 days
after
“@zanderwright123: A little late but good job coach! @CungLe185 see you Saturday!” Thanks Zander! See you soon!
5 days
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"@Rickafox: Congrats on your KNOCKOUT" Thanks Rick!
5 days
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@stungunkim was ready to fight! @UrijahFaber @RichFranklin & I was ready to eat! @JessCambensy was ready to leave! http://t.co/dWuVV7Qa
4 days
after
Been waiting so long for this! @shawnsalmons your pizza is the best! If your in the Bay 510-252-0900 Premier Pizza http://t.co/ibzKkxi3
4 days
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RT“@_mustafabulut: #KOoftheyear is going to be so close! I'm rooting for my man @CungLe185” Thx! Hope @ufc thinks so! http://t.co/TDLgqBsz
3 days
after
"@PepsiCobra You should have played the man with the iron fists instead of RZA because your K.O to Franklin proved it! Bronze Lion was fun!
3 days
after
I gave up my last donut to my son Robert! My mouth is watering watching him eat it! http://t.co/SfLfoTxa
3 days
after
“@Vstylez: what helluva punch congrats again” still not back from cloud 9 yet! Thanks!
3 days
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“@lbp_3: truly you are inspiring person” 185% all day everyday!
3 days
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“@SteveLin6: should prob start usin Instagram da ge” to much social media already!
3 days
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This is what happens when you check kicks and don't condition your shins. http://t.co/0U6sJp21
3 days
after
“@gemmalyn_crosby: Congrats on your knockout Win!!!”thanks!
3 days
after
Thanks everyone for your support! Please "like" my gym page... http://t.co/xuMNoi4I
3 days
after
I posted 10 photos on Facebook in the album "UFC on FuelTV: Franklin vs Le" http://t.co/VcVHFAUO
2 days
after
Here's to my trainer @scottsheeley a great coach & friend who knows how to wk w/ my style. Please follow him and RT! http://t.co/4mP5NySQ
2 days
after
Thanks again to my fans and my #USHFightTeam @CungLeMMA @JamesTerry_USH @jema911 @scottsheeley etc for puttin in rds! http://t.co/E7zpA3n7
2 days
after
Thanks again to all of my fans and my #USHFightTeam @JamesTerry_USH @jema911 @scottsheeley etc for puttin in rds! http://t.co/e7VYajHr
2 days
after
Still like a dream! Thanks again for all the love and support! http://t.co/WDReuJ4a
2 days
after
Funny Thank You Messages To All My Supporters! http://t.co/SGZ4rQTu
2 days
after
There is still time to see @IronFists in theaters! How things workout! God is good to bless me with this IronFist win! http://t.co/lE9MeU7A
2 days
after
“@MMAjunkie4ever: @Byron_Mann KNOCK OF THE YEAR FOR SURE http://t.co/wLqEOkQ7” hard work and tape study payed off with @scottsheeley
2 days
after
“@LukeRockhold: @LawDAddio @CungLe185 Cung is my boy fuck that” that's true friends! I still want my surf lesson but not in Santa Cruz!
2 days
after
"@LukeRockhold: Yaaaa @CungLe185 beautiful, congrats bro!" thank bro!
1 day
after
“@fliWright: Great fight coach @CungLe185 !!! Zander and the Wright family are sooo happy for you!!!” See you guys in practice!
21 hours
after
“@AliciaMarieBODY: @CungLe185 CONGRATS, babe! That KO was the stuff LEGENDS are made of!!! ;)”thank you!
21 hours
after
"@lanaantonova: u rocked in the iron fists!" thank you!
20 hours
after
It was such an honor to fight @RichFranklin who is one of the classiest fighters I know.
20 hours
after
"@Slimz09: @CungLe185 Not sure if U saw this! http://t.co/JroZRCzu" I did not!
19 hours
after
"@LisaSvj: Watching Cung knockout Rich Franklin in under 2:30 last night was epic! #UFC never ceases to excite!"thank you for the sulport
19 hours
after
Thank you for your support everyone...here's a quick recap in casex you missed it!... http://t.co/j4nUYohq
15 hours
after
RT“@JaneEstioko_ush: KO of the Night in the books!! "Looking fwd to pizza!!" @CungLe185 @scottsheeley @ufc #UFCMacau http://t.co/neEXGOWt”
9 hours
after
“@JaneEstioko_ush: @CungLe185 ready to go to #WAR compliments of @UFCcutman #BEASTMODE http://t.co/QTOaOMBQ”
6 hours
after
It's time for an epic night...#Honor #Strength #UFCMacau http://t.co/EhMaVuIx
6 hours
after
“@JaneEstioko_ush: TEAM LE is checked in and ready to roll! @CungLe185 @scottsheeley #UFCMacau http://t.co/8RUJXKKA”
5 hours
after
Pls note that Cung signed off earlier today & I'll be tweeting for him thru to the fight. Thanks! @JaneEstioko_ush http://t.co/xFKhBS9l
3 hours
after
Thanks to Donnie Yen and Danny Wu for coming to support #UFC Macau! http://t.co/RubVouhV
3 hours
after
"@therealrussellp: Wanna wish my brother @CungLe185 a safe and victorious fight today... Knock em champ! #UFCMacau" Thanks brother!
1 hour
after
“@eliroth: @ufc @cungle185 Cheering for you from the Amazon!!! #teamironfists” thank you Eli! Have a great shoot!
1 hour
before
A message to all my Fans! 1st @ufc in Macau China Thanks for all the love and support! http://t.co/7Is9wyaH
2 hours
before
“@TeamTatumOz: “Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win. -Bobby Knight” 185% all day everyday!
7 hours
before
Get your Cung Le walkout shirts at http://t.co/tdtPZu72!! http://t.co/XaaprJc0
8 hours
before
It's fight night! Follow me on twitter if you're not already to get my play by play up until fight time!... http://t.co/bm5C0Lyc
8 hours
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"@TeamTatumUK: @CungLe185 Congrats on #ManWithTheIronFists #TeamTatum supports you Cung ♥♥"Thanks! Big fight here coming tonight.
9 hours
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I've met several fr around the world who flew in for the 1st @UFC Macao in history. I'm blessed to be a part of this! http://t.co/UN87vEEL
10 hours
before
Thankful for a great team this camp! @scottsheeley @ErictheTrainer @VictorConte @JaneEstioko_ush @Coach_GaryOwens #USHFightTeam #UFC
15 hours
before
I posted a new photo to Facebook http://t.co/OToigk98
18 hours
before
Right before weigh ins @RichFranklin was trying to mentally break me down with a box of chocolate! It almost worked! http://t.co/QBrPGjzb
21 hours
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Right before weigh ins @RichFranklin was trying to mentally break me down with a box of chocolate! It almost worked! http://t.co/AfPHgaH9
21 hours
before
"@JaneEstioko_ush: Weighed in and ready to fuel up for tomorrow! @scottsheeley @ClinchGear @ufc @AMRgroup http://t.co/x9pG75EW" Here we go!
22 hours
before
“@HurricaneeAlan you're one of my favorite fighters man, and I really wanna start training..what advice would u have for me? Just do it!
1 day
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“@RZA For friday night or saturday night fun check out @IronFists in theaters.” Then wake up and watch be battle Rich Franklin Sat morning
1 day
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"@JayTWarsh: @joelear - GO CUNG GO!!!!! #victory victory http://t.co/jVnoLRrM" took the words right out of my mouth!
1 day
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"@Lighteousness: @CungLe185 Jet lag?" nope been here for 2 weeks
1 day
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"@kaytatum: @CungLe185 @ufc Go Cung!!! The Tatum's are with you... all the way!! Thunder and Lightning :))" Thanks for the love!
1 day
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Get my @UFC walkout music on iTunes "The Baddest Man Alive" @IronFists soundtrack #IronFists @RZA http://t.co/VeWMUleT https://t.co/mIXtT996
1 day
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Get my @UFC walkout music on iTunes "The Baddest Man Alive"... http://t.co/VeWMUleT
1 day
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Let the weight cutting begin! @ufc China a day way! ;-) http://t.co/pFXPAJRZ
1 day
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My trainer @scottsheeley modelling new fight gear. He's been my comic relief throughout camp! We tried to make it fit! http://t.co/9xMCWoAy
1 day
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Lighting and Thunder! http://t.co/HJ9hUeHf
1 day
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"@hopvan: looks like @CungLe185 is the underdog in this fight.. I like being the underdog! More than ready!
1 day
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Win your @CungLe185 favorite Clinch Gear gear today! #UFC #MMA @clinchgear http://t.co/1WgZpPa8
1 day
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Check out @UFC Macao weigh-ins live overnight on FUEL and http://t.co/83X40Q1w at 5 am ET/2 am PT http://t.co/M9qDsPg1
1 day
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I posted 20 photos on Facebook in the album "UFC on FuelTV" http://t.co/2VS3RwO2
1 day
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So I am cutting weight and Scott Sheeley tries to work my mental game but it back fires! What does this look like?
1 day
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"@danhendo: Kick some ass Cung! Thanks Dan!
1 day
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Please follow me on twitter to see more daily updates! http://t.co/uu48sYxz http://t.co/CFZUFleR
2 days
before
“@sanc1216: A little late but @CungLe185 killed it in #manwiththeironfist. Good job @eliroth @rza” thanks man!
2 days
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Thanks to my team for their support for #UFC @ufc @ClinchGear @RZA #IronFists @scottsheeley @Joe_Lear_ http://t.co/1AghjkQK
2 days
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Finished up some interviews and ran into @jonfitchdotnet in Macao! #UFC @scottsheeley http://t.co/yV17yx1i
2 days
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“@Flex_Wheeler: @CungLe185 What's up bro?”my fight! http://t.co/5aF7K2PG
2 days
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RT“@KevMac80: @channingtatum @cungle185 Are you coming over to watch? Me and 40 lads are heading over from Hong Kong to support!” Thanks!
2 days
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Here with Reggie Martin and Scott Sheeley having lunch at the massive Venetian Hotel in Macau!
2 days
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“@therealrussellp: @arielhelwani I gotta go with my brother @CungLe185” that a true friend and a brother from another mother!
2 days
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Thanks @qfromctu for your support!
2 days
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Thanks for talking me up in my open workout! @UrijahFaber http://t.co/P3se5Uo3
2 days
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Faith & Belief is my Strength! Here is my @ufc open workout. http://t.co/P3se5Uo3 http://t.co/eYSRIpf1
2 days
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Here is my @ufc open workout! Thanks for the love and support everyone! I will fight my heart out on Nov. 10 http://t.co/P3se5Uo3.
2 days
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My custom Strength & Honor @clinchgear shirt is on sale now! http://t.co/xo2NYBWk http://t.co/qCWBzHn3
3 days
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Our corners trying to get in the picture! Scott Sheeley and Neal Rowe hamming it up! http://t.co/x4Yeta3t
3 days
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@CungLe185 @RichFranklin epic fight takes place in china on @FUELTV Saturday morning set your alarms!! http://t.co/BNLBGKTu” Kung Fu styles
3 days
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Just a few days now! Here's a shot at today's @UFC Press Conference in Hong Kong w/ Rich Franklin @FUELTV http://t.co/6QgtgWGb
3 days
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Just a few days now! Here's a shot at today's @ufc press conference in Hong Kong w/ @RichFranklin @FUELTV http://t.co/ID9zMCZF
3 days
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RT“@BTFpromotions: EARLY REGISTRATION FEES for BORN TO FIGHT Continiuous Sparring!! Sign up ONLINE now at... http://t.co/YN1Lt9eR”
3 days
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This is what makes me work so hard - my family! In and out of the gym. http://t.co/5Z1rmF2f
3 days
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In Focus: Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le (Video) http://t.co/5dU2JLlS @CungLe185 @FUELTV @ufc @scottsheeley @ErictheTrainer @CungLeMMA RT please
3 days
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“@NiteshDutt: @CungLe185 true you left @AKA_HQ?”yes
3 days
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“@MikeKogan: Good luck to @CungLe185 kick some ass” thanks Mike'
3 days
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Ready For Nov 10th! In 4 Days! @ufc China http://t.co/ogxaTduv
4 days
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Here is 1 of the best behind the scenes from @shootmediatv that shows how I juggle my fights & film career! http://t.co/5aF7K2PG @RZA @ufc
4 days
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“@LexyNataliaaa: I have to wake up at 6 am this Saturday. I can't miss this fight!” It will be worth it!
4 days
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“@BUC_LAO5: How does @CungLe185 find the time to make films when he's got fights scheduled!” Cause I did the films over a year ago!
4 days
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Scott Sheeley losing his mind! He's been away from his wife and kids for 3 long months to help me train for this fight.
5 days
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“@jamiechung1: @CungLe185 big fight coming up Cung...wishing you the best!!! Good luck!!” Thank you for your support! 185%!
5 days
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Look who I found!? So honored to be the main event for @ufc Thank you Lord! Now it's my turn. http://t.co/JThSEPXE
5 days
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Some crazy behind the scenes from @IronFist the evolution of action Martial Arts! http://t.co/btbhtCnE http://t.co/Q2dC77EG
6 days
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Who's going to watch @IronFists today or again? @Rad_GarciaUSH: Bad ass Movie gona see it twice with some friends http://t.co/7K3WCtLW
6 days
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"@Rad_GarciaUSH: Bad ass Movie Coach @CungLe185 gona see it twice with some friends http://t.co/7K3WCtLW" Movie was Rad!
6 days
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“@HeroVincent: New found respect for cung . Saw a few interviews and he's really a humble and modest guy. Wish him many blessings. Thanks!
7 days
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“@MikeOrtegaUSH: Good movie coach @CungLe185 the #USHfightteam came to see #Manwiththeironfist bad ass http://t.co/8HemLUWC”that's my team!
7 days
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Anyone get to watch the movie yet? Hope you enjoyed it! http://t.co/xx2ZUr8G
7 days
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Going to be a good escape when you watch this movie! http://t.co/2KumIvjp
7 days
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#USHFightTeam @JamesTerry_USH @Ushfighter @Rad_GarciaUSH @MikeOrtegaUSH @jema911 @RAgtarap_USH @AlexQ_USH @USHbrian http://t.co/kCy9R6xX
7 days
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#FF #USHFightTeam @scottsheeley @JaneEstioko_ush @Coach_GaryOwens @VictorConte @ErictheTrainer @CungLeMMA @JamesTerry_USH @Ushfighter
7 days
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#FF Born To Fight @BTFpromotions @JaneEstioko_ush @thesaddlerack @CungLeMMA @entucara1 @GFY_Gear @boxerrodz http://t.co/3f0MkyFt
7 days
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#FF #IRONFISTSFF @eliroth @russellcrowe @RZA @DaveBautista @jamiechung1 @Byron_Mann Ck it out - movie opens today!! http://t.co/oyv9qlzC
8 days
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"Lighting Follow By Thunder! 1st Look At My Kicking Drills with @scottsheeley http://t.co/WSlccP0y
8 days
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Not a bad place to be! http://t.co/wvfOjCf4
8 days
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“@StaticInferno: #BronzeLion looks like a beast brother!! Any chance of you wearing that get up to the cage!! Ha Ha!” Bronze will be ready!
8 days
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“@LexyNataliaaa: SO IT'S ALMOST NOV 10 Cung. Are we going to see your deadly kicks or what? Lol”saving it for Nov 10!
8 days
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If you have not yet seen my character trailer for @IronFists here it is! http://t.co/5GzhwLg2 What do you think of it?
8 days
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Here is my thoughts on @RZA's @IRONFISTS, Bruce Lee, and facing off against Rich Franklin http://t.co/sK6vHAKp”
8 days
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If you don't have plans to watch @IronFist this weekend yet, here is some behind the scenes to change your mind! http://t.co/GtGeZiEA
8 days
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Tomorrow @IronFist opens! There will be a high body count! You won't be disappointed! http://t.co/si0dgHA1
9 days
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“@JJShoreIsPimpin: Hey champ, that KO of the night bonus will buy you loads of Candy bro ;)”lol I just miss my kids!
9 days
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Happy Halloween! Missing out on my family and the candy!
9 days
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Behind the scenes trailer with @shootmediatv leading up to my Nov. 10th fight! Check it out! http://t.co/0B6Kocal
10 days
before
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