“I feel like I've still got some fights left in me, so I'm not going to retire right away,” Le told MMAWeekly.com. “I felt like a performance like that – and I know some people were saying I was starting slow, it's like hello it's a five-round fight, I'm going to pace myself, but at the same time I know when to explode and I know when to pace myself.”
Le, 40, has no set timeline for his return to the UFC, but he'll be welcomed with open arms when he does decide to come back.
“I'm going to make sure I heal right this time because I think getting into Macao after hurting my foot really bad, and I did have some elbow problems leading up to that fight. I'm just glad I got two big wins in the UFC, and as soon as I heal up I think I'm going to be gearing up again,” Le stated.
Le recently had two elbow surgeries to remove bone chips from his arm.
“Right after I came back from the media tour in China to promote the fight, like a bone chip must have fell into the crease in my arm because it was locking up. So I went to the doctor and they did a 3-D x-ray and they saw a bunch of bone spurs. He went in there and cleaned up as much as he could so I was able to still fight,” said Le.
“That was six weeks before my fight against Rich (Franklin)," Le added. "Then after the fight just training and during the fight when I was throwing punches, I felt something weird in my arm. I threw with everything I had and when I followed through I felt something weird in my elbow and then the same thing happened where a bone chip must have slipped down there and my arm started locking up.”