"I was definitely surprised by it," Le said of his name being thrown into the mix to fight Silva next. "I'm honored by it. If the UFC wants the fight, then, you know, after our discussion, I am totally open for it. I wouldn't be ready for him tomorrow or next couple of weeks, but if I have the proper amount of time to train and get in the right mind set, then let's do it. I didn't do any campaigning. My name got thrown in the mix and I'm honored, so whatever happens from here is going to be up to Anderson and up to the UFC. For me, I open to it and I'm excited to hear that my name is in the mix."
With Michael Bisping's recent loss, it's currently unclear who Anderson Silva should fight next.
Some have suggested Chris Weidman as the next legit contender for Silva, but the Brazilian's camp would prefer he fights a standup fighter like Le.
"For me, being a martial artist, there are other things I would still like to do," Le said. "One is to coach on a season of TUF. You know, if this all worked out like how I would want, I would coach on a season. I love to teach, I still teach at my gym, and then having a fight with Anderson would be awesome. If it doesn't happen, then I'm okay with that. I never threw my name in the mix, but I am open to it."
Le is coming off back-to-back victories over Rich Franklin and Patrick Cote, but that not may be enough for him to be considered the No. 1 contender for the middleweight strap. As for Silva, he'll look to extend his win streak after recently stopping Stephan Bonnar.