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Chris Leben Has Serious Heart Abnormality; Won’t Fight For Bellator

Sadly, former UFC fighter Chris Leben won’t be making a comeback from retirement in the Bellator organization after all as doctors have discovered that he has a serious heart condition. The 35 year-old Leben had recently been unveiled as a new signing for Bellator, but the deal was pending a physical examination which troublingly revealed
Via Fight Of The Night
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Leben Is Coming Out Of Retirement And It Bums Me Out

Chris Leben is the type of guy who often gets pigeonholed. He’s regularly described as a striker with a good chin; other times, people have called him a wild man who leaves it all in the cage. These descriptors are not inaccurate but they are in a way insensitive. Leben was once a feared contender in the middleweight division. His rise through the ranks was filled with fights that...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Bellator MMA Signs Chris Leben To Multi-Year Contract

Today’s WTF news comes courtesy of Bellator MMA. On Saturday, the UFC’s biggest rival announced the signing of troubled veteran Chris Leben (pictured) to a multi-year contract. Leben announced his retirement from mixed martial arts 25 months ago after dropping his fourth straight fight. “The Crippler” inexplicably quit on the stool after getting battered by Uriah Hall for...
Via 5thRound.com
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Portland’s Chris “The Crippler” Leben Headed To Jail

Most people were introduced to Chris “The Crippler” Leben in January of 2005 as one of the sixteen cast members on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show. It didn’t take long for people to see the immature side of Chris Leben; in the show’s first episode, Leben drank heavily and urinated on the pillow of another cast member as a bizarre joke. Before long, it...
Via Oregon Sports News
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Retired UFC Fighter Chris Leben Sentenced To 120 Days In Jail After Attempted Break-In

Retired UFC fighter Chris Leben has been setenced to 120 days behind bars after he plead guilty of attempting to break-in to the apartment of his ex-wife Kaleena Leben back in June. Leben, who hung up his gloves in 2013 after a four fight losing streak in the Octagon, attempted to break into her apartment building in San Diego while in possession of a loaded .45 caliber handgun...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Leben’s Life After Fighting Off to Rocky Start

The UFC stuck with Chris Leben (pictured) through his roller coaster career, but the slugger had no problem throwing his former employer under the bus Sunday by claiming he’d be better off today had he driven a truck for the past decade instead of risking life and limb inside the Octagon. “I wish I would’ve drove truck last 10yrs, then at least is have insurance to see a counselor...
Via 5thRound.com
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Leben Officially Announces His Retirement From MMA Aged 33

Veteran UFC star Chris Leben has officially announced his retirement from the sport at the age of 33. The writing had appeared to be on the wall for Leben after his defeat to Uriah Hall last month which saw him quit on his stool after enduring a tough first round that resulted in him being dropped before being saved by the bell. In the past we’ve seen Leben take an inhuman amount...
Via Fight Of The Night
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fighter Chris Leben Retires From MMA

When UFC middleweight Chris Leben (pictured) inexplicably quit on the stool at UFC 168, it was practically plastered all over the Octagon wall that the 33-year-old was done with mixed martial arts. On Monday during an appearance on “The MMA Hour,” Leben confirmed it was time to put fighting in his rear-view mirror. “The Crippler” has issued several cryptic tweets since December’s...
Via 5thRound.com
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Uriah Hall defeats Chris Leben, who quits on stool

In perhaps his last chance in the UFC octagon, Chris Leben left on his own terms, quitting on his stool after the first round of his UFC 168 matchup with Uriah Hall. Leben then walked out of the octagon before the official decision was read, and waved to the fans in a way that could indicate he would retire. Hall was in control throughout, using his speed and reach advantage to...
Via Fox Sports
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Uriah Hall Makes Chris Leben Quit at UFC 168 (Video Highlights)

Middleweight Chris Leben (pictured) is known as one of the UFC’s true gunslingers. On Saturday night, he quit after five minutes in the Octagon with Uriah Hall. The first seconds of the fight was a great indicator on how the bout would go for Hall after he dropped the veteran with a flying knee. Leben was then beaten to the punch throughout the opening five minutes. Hall then floored...
Via 5thRound.com
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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