Le has captivated his television audience with outstanding victories on ESPN2 StrikeForce, Pay-Per-View's K-1 Superfights, DRAKA Championships and Shidokan, The Triathlon of Martial Arts. Most recently on SHOWTIME SPORTS EliteXC/Strikeforce, Cung defeated Frank Shamrock for the Middleweight Championship Title.
In 1975, three days before the fall of Saigon, Cung Le and his mother Anne escaped Vietnam with most of his family by helicopter under heavy gunfire. They spent several weeks in a refugee camp in the Philippines. They had a sponsor in America and were able to start their new lives in San Jose, California. Le's beginning, his challenges, his victories, and the road ahead are featured in three unforgettable episodes of the television series Journey of a Champion. Cung is also featured as the subject of a documentary that chronicles his life in Cung Le, The Making of a Champion, beginning with Le as a child in Vietnam, following him as a wrestler in college, and taking the audience ringside for his many hard fought victories. The film also takes you behind the scenes to see the type of grueling training that makes a champion. Le was also the featured guest for The Discovery Channel documentary On the Inside: Martial Art. At the prestigious 2004 Asia Entertainments Awards, Le was honoured as the most famous Vietnamese Martial Artist in the world. He received this award in Los Angeles amidst a first class, Oscars-like ceremony. With this honor, Le is now in possession of over 35 major awards.
Le is currently in Shanghai starring in the film Bodyguards and Assassins with Donnie Yen.
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