Is this the beginning of the end for Ultimate Fighter almunus, Chris Leben? Tonight, Leben gets yet another chance to redeem himself as he takes on up-and-comer Andrew Craig at UFC 162.
Three years ago, Leben was in a very similar predicament to his current situation. He was riding a two fight losing streak, as he is now, before bouncing back with three impressive wins including a TKO against Aaron Simpson for his first loss and a short-notice fight against Yoshihiro Akiyama for a Submission of the Night/Fight of the Night victory.
It’s well publicized that Chris Leben has had his fair share of personal demons. Right before his last two fight skid, he was arrested for DUI before his loss to Michael Bisping; and if that wasn’t enough drama, he tested positive for banned substances after the fight.
Instead of getting cut from the UFC, the fan favorite was given another opportunity to turn his career and life outside the cage around for good. He seemed to be on the track, too, after...