"That really upsets me," Le said. "I mean, a lot of people said that I should have retired after Wanderlei Silva, but if I would have taken everyone's advice and retired, then they wouldn't have had two more great fights against Patrick Cote and Rich Franklin."
Le, 40, shocked the world by earning back-to-back upset wins over Cote and Franklin. Le is now a legitimate contender in the UFC's middleweight division.
"I think people should keep their opinions to themselves and let the fighters decide their own careers," Le added. "It's the fighters that step in that Octagon to entertain everyone. We, as fighters, come to put it all on the line and fight our hearts out, and people should respect that, and keep their comments to themselves."