Patrick Cote vs. Cung Le Now Set at UFC 148

May 31, 2012
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Patrick Cote Drew McFedries UFC Fight Night 12The Predator will hunt in the UFC once again.

Former middleweight contender Patrick Cote will be back in the UFC as he steps in to face Cung Le at UFC 148. Several sources confirmed the bout to MMAWeekly.com on Thursday. MMAJunkie.com initially reported the switch.

Cote comes back to the UFC on a four-fight win streak and a serious determination to get back in the Octagon.

Following three consecutive losses in the UFC, Cote was released from the promotion. The Canadian slugger immediately started to work his way back to the Octagon.

Since that time he’s picked up four wins in a row including stoppages in his last two fights. He’s made it very clear that he was looking for any opportunity to get back in the UFC and now he’s got it.

Cote will step in on just over one month’s notice to face Cung Le, who needed an opponent after Rich Franklin was yanked to go fight at UFC 147 in the main event against Wanderlei Silva.


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  • RubeKegal

    Cung if you lose retire imminently

  • http://www.facebook.com/keith.pillsbury.5 sc_59fb634279c6a687694dc497ce5d61ba

    Cung should destroy this guy who can only punch. I c a knock out via a leg kick.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1527439054 douglasray

    lol i agree on the leg kick, or a kick period. Cung Lee is good he just needs to make that big decision Fight or ACTor, i wanna see him do god in UFC but alot of these outside fighters c’mon to UFC gettin destroyed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/keith.pillsbury.5 sc_59fb634279c6a687694dc497ce5d61ba

      So tru. He seems timid, yet he can punch but sometimes takes time off for whatever reason and doesnt finish the guy. Kinda like my boy Pat Barry. Cung should have beaten Silva! he kicked his butt, until he started to get into a punching battle against the cage. Do these guys realize the fence isnt there friend all the time, especially when your taking shots to the face over and over.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1527439054 douglasray

    sorry GOOD* COMING IN*

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1527439054 douglasray

    AGREED, but thats also been cungs weakness he gets cocky look at him and scott smith the first fight, not to mention i think UFC wants him to stay COTE really his $ wins consist of a leg injury and a W over KALIB the running man STARNES REALLY!! big whoop, Cung has way to much to lose this fight by losing, Cote has everything to win main card fight, top contender opp. they couldnt have fouind cung N e one else to fight.

    • Cptmats

      Your a retard

  • phrankthetank

    I’ve got cote all day in this fight. He’s never been KOed, doesn’t have to worry about the ground game against cung and he has heavy heavy hands.

    • KBEsq

      Yeah,I would give him the edge too. I don’t know why people are so convinced Lee should win.

      Congrats to Cote for working his way back into the UFC.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1527439054 douglasray

        not convinced he will win, i thought cung woulda beat wandy, for same reason wandy crazy hook puncher. cote could def win, i just think even if lee wins not saying anything and if cote losses well he lost to a top contender he will get another fight in UFC, not top 10 but u gotta give lee his just due.and if lee losses u can bank he wont be fightin in UFC again and if so UNDERCARD, cote down fall he not as aggressive as wandy, he is counter puncher which means u punch mostly from outside or angles, thats where lee wants him to be so he can crazy ninja kick his head off.

    • jrodMMA

      Cote will shock all u cung le fans.. Cote has fought the best, been in it longer and will ground n pound le come UFC 148.. Cote is on a serious mission.. Lots of people get cut from UFC and don’t make it back.. Cote hasn’t beat the big names on the regional circuit but he did all the right things to get back in the ufc.. I’m not saying its going to be easy but Le won’t have a gimme fight either.. Man there’s a lot of negativity and bull sh*t on these forums lately..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1527439054 douglasray

    oh and PAT BARRY Is A BRAWLER, i do wish he could get a win more often. altho im on the lavar johson train right now that dude is a beast even if he lost to a punkass armbar.lol

    • grendel

      Don’t get mad cuz yer boy has no ground game, punk ass armbar lmao stefan struve would ruin lavar ten out of ten times, there r no lucky submissions only lucky kos…FACT

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1527439054 douglasray

        u deserve to be shot, i didnt say nothing bad bout struve i like him, i like the fact while he gets pummeled he still thinks clear enough to pull the sub he has heart. i aint mad at all but if u seriously think lavar could not catch him at least once then u need watch the travis browne and struve fight again. lucky KOs r u kidding me i know ur not talkin bout johnson when u say that, u most been knocked out with lucky punches or something. cause that was dumb comment. not mad he lost his last loss was an armbar i agree ha has no ground game. but struve has less than average stand up. FACT!!! i respect he knew he couldn’t beat him standing up so he went to the bread and butter that was smart thing to do. Wish Mir would do it more often.

        • phrankthetank

          So… Much…. Terrible…. Grammar….. Explain to me how an armbar is ‘punkass’ exactly?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1527439054 douglasray

            SORRY I M NOT UP TO UR PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS ON TYPING ON FORUMS. NERD. didnt know i had to be so perfect. and anyway again let me break this down for you cause your a little slow, i also typed LOL while u were takin statements out of context again. i didnt want to see him lose he did but struve is good if u look at next poster it also states i respect struve for goin to his bread and butter which means his submission game instead of getting in a boxing match with lavar. so in short the PUNKASS ARMBAR statement was a joke hints the LOL

        • johnnylopes

          douglas u should be shot.. Pat Barry sucks. Lavar sucks and Stephan Struve is more talented then both… Barrys go a kickboxin title.. so does Struve.. in the Netherlands… Struve trained wit Overreem, while Barry trains w Pettis.. ^^ your crazy kid.. your a Barry fan but reality aready hit pat n it needs to hit you

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1527439054 douglasray

    phrank u would go for cote, bet you would put him in top 10 for beating starnes wouldnt you.

    • phrankthetank

      You make a comment saying cote can win this, then you attack me because I pick cote? That’s textbook hypocrisy.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1527439054 douglasray

        dude stop being so literal, so what i have bad grammar im also typin on a phone, i was given u a tough time, cause of the ranking article i, but again u gotta be dumb and take it out of context, he has A CHANCE everyone has a chance, if nothing else a lucky punch of a chance. stop pickin and argument with urself, if thats the best u can do is take one or 2 words out of the poster to state ur argument and throw the grammar out there it is a forum where u can post your feelings and opinions not a high school grammar test. YOU ARE SAD DUDE!!!

        • phrankthetank

          You’re right, I should take all of your statements to have a deeper hypothetical meaning, my bad. As for grammar, welcome to the adult world, I’m typing on a phone too, that doesn’t stop me from forming cohesive sentences and being entirely literate. How am I supposed to assume that a guy who couldn’t pass 5th grade English understands sarcasm. I have to take whatever you type at face value. don’t call someone else an idiot when you can’t use the word in a proper sentence and don’t call someone a nerd just because they’re smarter than you. I’m sure about 80% of the population is. According to your assessment I’m simultaneously an idiot, a nerd, and a tough guy. Yup, you make a valid argument.

          • MuayThaiFood

            Damn phrank…..I’m a nerd too!

          • phrankthetank

            Lol, nice.

          • macgrubber

            so just because people dont use propper grammar or form cohesive sentences on an internet forum that makes them dumb? Sorry bro but I write stuff up for audits for my company and other legal stuff and dont need to prove my intelligence to some nerd like u on the mmaweekly forum. Get over yourself. proper grammar and sentence structure on the internet gets you nowhere and proves nothing.

        • swatrob

          Doesn’t a phone correct misspelled words? This means you change the correctly spelled words in your phone and make sure your phone has all your errors programed in it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/will.gutshall willgutshall

    just a FYI to mmaweekly
    Cung Le’s opponent as well as the Rich Franklin switch were both reported 1st by
    http://www.BigDawgMartialArts.com
    don’t ignore the smaller sites, some of them are ran by fighters and managers who have more insight than the larger sites such as mmaweekly. I like mmaweekly, just make sure if you are going to credit someone for 1st reporting it that you have the correct info.

  • lawrensco

    Good! Nice to see him back, I can see him taking this by KO in the 3rd. Great return fight for him win or lose though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1527439054 douglasray

    PHRANK is having a bad day guys. he likes to argue words he picks out of comments, and then gets emotional. and tries even harder to portray his toughness on replying arguments. he just hasn’t had his butternut cream sandwich today. and let me break this statement down for him, that was an insult to u directly with out bein completely distasteful and offend people. if u have an opinion of ur own and he bashes it don’t hold it against him. he doesnt know how to look at others points of view no matter how many facts they have. IN SHORT again for Phrank he is always right!!!

    • phrankthetank

      Mmm.. Butternut cream sandwich

    • MuayThaiFood

      I’m with phrank…your writing sucks. If you’re that good with numbers maybe you could write it in numerical code and then it would be easier for us to understand.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1527439054 douglasray

    YEA man u really got me, i have bad grammar guess ill never amount to anything, typing bad grammar on a forum, dang guess i wont make this great money anymore cause i choose to type fast with no regard for grammar. dang good thing is i dont have to type at work, i use math skills all day. why i make these big bucks, here is little math for you 10 out 10 times id Knock you out face to face tough guy. but that’s here nor there. cause will never meet and if we did you’d pee your pants. i also never realized in the adult world people argue like u do on a forum, see in my adult world we handle it like adults. not pick and choose and whine when things don’t go our way. sad thing is i could care less when i sign off here and go back work this will bug him all day, “can’t believe he wont argue with me and just makes fun of arguing with myself. how bout this this will get him his grammar is bad so ill start typing even better, and through a couple big words to sound smarter that will put him in his place.” do see a reoccurring anthem here. YOU ARE SUCH A WHINER, i’m sorry, A NICE TYPING GRAMMAR,THAT USES BIG WORDS WHINER.

    • phrankthetank

      Let me guess “dude, I’m 6’5″ 240lbs all muscle, I get in street fights all the time, I’m a real bad ass, oh, and I make 300 000 a year.” Bullsh!t, you’re just another keyboard warrior, you realize you can’t compete with me on an intellectual level so you try to flex your invisible muscles. I don’t know how “hardcore” it is where you’re from, but where I come for we do try to settle our arguments with words rather than trying to beat eachother over the head like neanderthals. As for me pissing myself if I see you, let me know if you’re ever in Toronto, we can test that theory.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1527439054 douglasray

        IM FROM MEMPHIS DUDE U DON’T WANT NONE OF THIS AND, IM ACTUALLY 5’6 190 AND WONT DISCLOSE HOW MUCH I MAKE, IT AINT THAT MUCH BUTIF I GET THOSE WICKED TYPING SKILLS U GOT MAYBE I CAN GET THERE, AND I ALREADY SAW WHY THIS IS A LOSING BATTLE, CANADIAN, eh. U GUYS ARE NEVER WRONG EXCEPT WHEN IT COMES TO LIFE WHAT HAVE Y’ALL DONE BY THE WAY, ANYTHING. ILL WAIT…..OH YEA FREE HEALTH CARE. AND GRETZKY, HAVE U SEEN HIS DAUGHTER SUPER HOT ANYWAY YOUR RIGHT KEEP TALKING WHAT YOU DO BEST. I LIKE WALKING ITS FUN BUT U WOULDN’T KNOW THAT CAUSE UR TO BUSY STILL TALKING BOUT IT.

        • phrankthetank

          Oh damn, not Memphis! I’m so sorry! And your redeeming point is that I’m from Canada? How can I possibly argue with that??

    • Triggerman99

      What the heck is a “reoccurring anthem”? lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1527439054 douglasray

    OH AND CHECK IT OUT, BIG SLOW, UR AN IDIOT TO MMA, AND A NERD WITH TYPING ON FORUMS, AND I MEANT KEYBOARD TOUGH GUY, BREAK THAT DOWN FOR YOU. I KNOW U HAVE TROUBLES, AND TAKE THINGS TO HEART SO FAST U DON’T USE COMMON SENSE.

    • phrankthetank

      Yea, it’s funny how uncommon common sense can be these days.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1527439054 douglasray

        I JUST REALIZED U ARE THAT GUY THAT LOVES THE LAST WORD. GO AHEAD U CAN HAVE IT I WONT READ IT I’M OVER THIS YOUR FROM CANADA ONLY STATEMENT I NEED

        • phrankthetank

          *you’re

          • elguapo

            From an outsider looking in at this conversation and trying to observe the differences between America and Canada, you have done your country no favours douglasray.

          • elguapo

            Also, I think you may have put your moonshine down on the caps lock button.

          • phrankthetank

            Lets not make this a Canada vs USA issue, he doesn’t speak for the collective intelligence of his country any more than I do for mine. The moonshine comment did make me chuckle though.

  • jasondecipher

    I’m so glad Cote is back hope he has improved so he can make another run. Don’t count out Cote he has one punch knock out power. I’m hoping Cung Le improved as well his cardio did him in against the axe muderer. Those of you who try to pick fights saying Cote will get smashed are stupid. You dont have a crystal ball & even if you did you still can’t call what will happen. Hardly anyone picked Varner to beat Edson Barboza but how many people ate their words after that?

    • phrankthetank

      I’m glad cote is back too, the dude always comes to fight. I think this fight is all his. I’m not so brash as to say if people think Cung will win that they’re stupid, but I do agree that cote should take this.

  • Booker T

    Don’t stop now guys. This is good stuff.

    • phrankthetank

      Lmao

    • Triggerman99

      OK, in the interest of entertainment, I’ll jump in here and do my best douglasray imitation:
      (~ahem~)

      yeah whatver u say bro. least i aint some nerd who has to type good to feel better baout myself and think im smart. I dont understand why you think its ok to take what I say literally. not everybody means what they say all the time. just becuz i wrote it doesnt mean u get to say so that i did. U think it.s cool to correct my words like it make u fell tough or somthng. i got news for ya. it dont. But who cares. not me. NERD!! go get some common senses to help u with troubles understandings.

      • phrankthetank

        Failure, grammar wasn’t terrible enough

        • Triggerman99

          LOL That is the absolute best I could manage.

          • elguapo

            It’s not even his bad grammar or spelling, the whole thing is nonsensical. Usually with someone who is even semi-literate you can tell what they mean to say, but this guy?

          • Booker T

            It was pretty damn good Triggerman99.

      • Booker T

        Awesome! LMAO!!!!

  • jasondecipher

    I like both fighters they both need a win but a loss would be worse for Le so I know you guys will give me crap but I hope its a draw haha

  • sc_2304ed77a609f632defdfff407c30217

    I wish it were still Franklin/Cung Le and instead Belcher/Wanderlei

    • phrankthetank

      With all due respect to wanderlei, belcher’s next fight needs to be a contender, silva hasn’t been one for a while.

      • MuayThaiFood

        Agreed, Wanderlei and Belcher would be entertaining for sure and I’d love to see it but Belcher is really looking good and a horizontal move may not be in his best interest.

  • Towers66

    Cote wins this one for sure. Happy to see him back in this promotion. It will definitely be worth watching in my opinion. Thank you guys for the comment battle…..it made for a good read. :)

  • piccini_51

    I would’ve have love to see Cung Le vs Alan Belcher insted!