Athlete/Celebrity Workouts

Iron-Fisted Fighter

MMA star and actor Cung Le trains like a madman for continued success in the ring and in Hollywood.

November will be a big month for UFC fighter and screen actor Cung Le, and that’s putting it lightly. On November 2, The Man with the Iron Fists gets its release. In it, Le plays the role of Bronze Lion alongside current M&F cover man Dave Bautista, who plays Brass Body. In fact, the two worked out together often while on set.

“We trained together a lot in the gym at our hotel,” says Le. “He loves to train as much as I do. He is a beast in the gym! Dave Bautista is a really great guy on and off the set to work with. We became really good friends.”

Following the movie release, Le squares off against Rich Franklin in the Main Event of UFC Macao in China on November 10—the UFC’s first trip to the People’s Republic of China. As you would expect, Le is training as hard as ever. In the following video, trainer Eric Fleishman (aka, “Eric the Trainer”) takes Le through a brutal workout in Los Angeles just weeks out from his Franklin match.

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