"Just looking out there, they need to get a fight for me, and it needs to be a big named guy, I want it to be a big named guy. Looking at Strikeforce seeing who they've got and there's not much bigger than Cung Le. I thought that would be a great match-up." Jardine said.
Jardine (17-9-2) last fought Gegard Mousasi to a draw after taking the fight on short notice. He was on a two fight win streak prior to the Mousasi bout, defeating Aron Lofton and Brazil's Francisco France. Jardine also stated that he would drop down to the middleweight division after his fight with Mousasi.
Le (7-1) on the other hand has not competed in over a year, with his last bout being a KO victory over Scott Smith. During his eight fight span, Le's highpoint was when he TKO'ed Frank Shamrock in 2008 to win the Strikeforce's middleweight title.
Both men have shown their willingness in past bouts to stand and trade rather than grapple, which Jardine feels would deliver an exciting fight.
"I think it would be a real fun fight...Just to face a guy that you don't really have to worry about the takedown that much, he's just going to go in and throw a lot of kicks, and throw a lot of bombs, it just makes for a fun fight for me...I want to fight a big name, I want to fight somebody like Cung Le, and then after that I want to fight for the Strikeforce title, so that's my plan" Jardine said.
It remains to be seen if this bout would materialize. Le is scheduled to make his MMA return at a December Strikeforce event as Strikeforce's CEO, Scott Coker, recently pointed out. Furthermore Coker hinted at a Jardine vs. Mousasi rematch due to the draw.