Posted by Scott McCann @Scoyy
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Over the weekend, #SBGIreland played host to former Strikeforce champion, #CungLe. The former UFC middleweight has been travelling with Aaron Gasser (Ginger Ninja Trickster) as the duo tease a return to season two of AMC’s Into The Badlands TV series.

The TV series is an action drama that heavily incorporates mixed martial arts into its narrative. The plot focuses on a warrior and a young boy who journey through a dangerous feudal civilization known as the Badlands. The main character is played by Hong Kong-American actor Daniel Wu, who appeared alongside the duo in an Instagram post just before the duo made their appearance at John Kavanagh’s gym in Dublin.

Thankfully, it looks like time away from the Octagon hasn’t diminished Cung Le’s skill at all.

In addition to his own role in the show, Cung Le will be a major component in the choreography of the fight sequences, as well. Alongside Aaron Gasser and director, cinematographer and stunt performer Vi-Dan Tran, the trio have been using Ireland’s premier MMA gym as a base to train at while filming takes place in Dublin.

AMC had two goals when it came to the production of Into The Badlands: Produce a compelling character drama, and introduce the highest caliber of martial arts filmmaking to a weekly, ongoing series. I think it’s safe to say the show is in safe hands.

Renewed for an extended second season of ten episodes, the show is expected to premier in 2017.

If you haven’t seen Cung Le’s amazing scene, “Hand of Five Poisons,” allow us to introduce you to the spectacular fight sequence.

Over the course of the past few years, we have seen a whole host of different MMA stars deciding to make the move to Hollywood and test their acting skills among the biggest and best names that Hollywood has to offer. One such MMA star, who has already put his acting talent to the test in a number of television shows and movies, is the hugely talented Cung Le.

Fans of the hit television series Into the Badlands will remember seeing Cung Lemaking a guest appearance in one episode of the first season and it looks like it could be a role he is set to reprise. Into the Badlands season two is expected to start shooting this year and it has been rumoured that we could well see Cung Leback in a bigger role than he had in season one.
In the meantime though, Cung Le has been making the most of his spare time, by hanging out with his MMA buddies and taking in one of the hottest venues in Las Vegas. Cung Le joined fellow MMA stars Vinicius Spartan, Leslie Smith, andKajan Johnson at the Andiamo Italian Steakhouse inside the D Casino Hotel in Las Vegas.
The D Casino Hotel has become a popular hotspot with celebrities following some big name appearances from a number of athletes, musicians, models and actors. Cung Le and the gang enjoyed plenty of steak and seafood, before then taking the time to pose for some photos outside the front of the restaurant, as well as posing with some of the D’s sexy Dancing Dealers … the D Casino Hotel really is the place to be.