Chris Leben has battled demons his entire career. Now he's got another fight on his hands facing a one-year suspension after testing positive for two banned substances following UFC 138.
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Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® ("the UFC®"), today released information stating that middleweight fighter Chris Leben tested positive for Oxycodone and Oxymorphone following his Nov. 5 loss to Mark Munoz in the main event of UFC® 138 in Birmingham, England.
Leben, who served one-year suspension back in 2008 and 2009 following UFC 89 for using Stanozolol, apologized.
"I would like to make it known that I fully accept this suspension and apologize for embarrassing the UFC, my friends and family, and sport of mixed martial arts," Leben said. "I'm learning that I'm my own worst enemy sometimes. I can't succeed in the Octagon or in life behaving this way. I've got to make some real changes over the next year and I'm going t...