"Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran middleweights Michael Bisping and Cung Le have encountered plenty of similar obstacles on a sometimes rocky road to the top.
"The opponents might not see it now, but they have a lot in common ahead of Saturday's UFC Fight Night, where they meet in a five-round main event at The Venetian Macau's CotaiArena in Macau (6:30 a.m. ET, UFC Fight Pass digital network).
"Both are chasing UFC gold in the twilight of their careers, but injuries have forced inactivity in recent years. With Bisping, 35, and Le, 42, being two of the 185-pound division's elder statesmen, the window for a title run is closing, and they know it."