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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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellator Tempts Chris Leben Out Of Retirement

UFC veteran middleweight Chris Leben has emerged from retirement at the age of 35 to sign for the Bellator promotion. Bellator boss Scott Coker announced the news last night during the ‘Inside MMA’ show on AXS TV after a busy week in which they also added former UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson and veteran heavyweight […]
Via Fight Of The Night
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reality Show Created To Scout CM Punk’s First UFC Opponent

Since announcing that he would be signing with UFC plenty of current, former, & UFC hopefuls stepped up to the plate to challenge former WWE superstar CM Punk. Some have been more realistic, like Chris Leben coming out of retirement, while others have been just a way to keep fighters names alive (I’m talking to [&hellip The post Reality Show Created To Scout CM Punk’s...
Via No Coast Bias
December 05, 2015  |  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

Retired UFC fighter Chris Leben arrested on multiple charges, fighter denies allegations

Retired UFC veteran Chris Leben was arrested earlier this month in San Diego and faces multiple charges after an incident with the fighter's estranged wife. According to police reports, Leben faces 11 counts of violating a court order, two counts of criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor charge for vandalism and a felony charge for possession of an assault weapon. Leben, 35, is accused...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The FCFF Is Back In Portland For Rumble At The Roseland 82

It’s time once again for Oregon’s oldest and arguably most well known fight promotion to put on another show. This Saturday night, the Full Contact Fight Federation (FCFF) will be setting up shop for Rumble at the Roseland 82 in Portland. This long running fight series that has been taking place at the Roseland Theater in heart of downtown since 2002 has again filled a card full...
Via Oregon Sports News
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Fighters react: Mark Munoz retires from MMA

Fighters and journalists across the MMA landscape react to the retirement of fan favorite Mark Munoz after his win in his native Philippines at Fight Night Manila.  Munoz finishes his career with a 14-6 record, with wins over the likes of Chris Leben, Demian Maia, CB Dollaway, Nick Catone, and Tim Boetsch. 
Via Fox Sports
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Remembering Past Warriors: Chris Leben

Contributor: Ben Kohn   In the short time since the conception of the modern sport of MMA, we have watched promotions and fighters rise and fall in the time, a little over 20 years, since the UFC was created (the time period most consider the formation of MMA today and a good starting point historically). Since 1993 we have seen legends, middling fighters, terrible fighters, and...
Via Undercard Superstar
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ron Stallings Suffers Nasty Cut in UFC Debut (Picture)

Ron Stallings stepped in on just six days’ notice to face Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 59. It was his octagon debut and he was a significant 5.5-1 underdog against the man UFC president Dana White once dubbed “The next Anderson Silva.” Unfortunately for Stallings, his big league premiere won’t be a memorable one. However, it will leave a lasting mark. Their scrap was stopped...
Via 5thRound.com
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Uriah Hall Now Faces Ron Stallings On UFC Fight Night 59 Main Card

Uriah Hall has a new opponent for this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 59 event in Boston after two other fights fell through due to injury. Hall had originally been set to face Costas Philippou at the show, but he suffered an injury at the turn of the year and Louis Taylor was drafted in as a late replacement. However, Taylor pulled out at even shorter notice and now the UFC’s attention...
Via Fight Of The Night
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Fans and Fighter pay and what the MMA media keeps missing

Every time I see some member of the MMA media using Floyd Mayweather to make a point about fighter pay in MMA, and the UFC specifically, I have to laugh at them. They make some comparison to an MMA fighter and how much Mayweather makes to illustrate that boxers make more than MMA fighters. They are then surprised when the fans do not agree with them and then the fans are accused...
Via Fight Booth
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Newcomer Louis Taylor To Replace Costa Philippou At UFC Fight Night In Boston

The rematch between New York middleweights Uriah Hall and Costa Philippou will have to wait, as Philippou was forced to withdraw from the January 18 bout in Boston due to injury. Stepping up to face “Prime Time” at TD Garden will be Octagon newcomer Louis Taylor, a Chicago native and Strikeforce veteran who has won four straight. Included in Taylor’s recent run are finishes...
Via NESN.com
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The Ultimate Fighter Episode 2 Preview: A Revolt is brewing

Upsets have been a part of The Ultimate Fighter since the very beginning.  If anybody told Chris Leben that he would be eliminated from the inaugural season, not once but twice, by far smaller and lesser-experienced opponents he would have called you crazy on the spot. The newest season of The Ultimate Fighter kicked off with a massive upset as No. 14 ranked Randa Markos -- a relative...
Via Fox Sports
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Teenage Girl Shovel Fight: A Technical Masterpiece

The internet has been abuzz recently with the hottest viral video of recent, two teenage girls in a spirited battle of fisticuffs before a launched shovel took it to stratospheric heights. But I’m not interested in all the theatrics that happened after the scrap.  I’m a fight fan and writer first and foremost, so as the editor of this fine site, I wanted to really break this...
Via Undercard Superstar
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Who hit Chris Leben hardest during his career?

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Chris Leben was hit hardest by Brian Stann or Anderson Silva. I mean, both of those fights ended in mere seconds afterall, even when Leben has one hell of a chin. Then again, Mike Swick took out Leben early in his career, so I don’t even know. Maybe we should switch over to Kenny and Bas to find out exactly who punched Leben the...
Via Fight Hub TV
March 25, 2014  |  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

Who Has The Most Knockout Of The Night Bonuses In UFC History?

The UFC announced today that they are doing away with their customary ‘Knockout Of The Night’ bonus in favor of a new ‘Performance Of The Night’ award. In memory of the bonus we take a look through the record books to see who’ll go down in history as having won the most of these coveted bonus awards. 3.  Chris Leben: 4 ‘Knockout Of The Night Bonuses Tied with three...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 168 Behind the Scenes Video: Longo’s Destruction

Check out this must see behind the scenes look at the UFC’s 2013 finale in Las Vegas ahead of tonight’s 2014 PPV debut. Here are some key moments from Dana’s latest vlog: 0:53 – Dana White and Matt Serra bs back stage. Always enjoyable. 2:22 – The final time we’ll see Chris Leben backstage preparing for a fight. 3:34 – Voelker informed that he will not be cut by the...
Via Fight Booth
February 01, 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

Chris Leben Retires

After 12 years and a UFC middleweight record 22 fights in the UFC, veteran Chris Leben has retired from mixed martial arts. The former competitor on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter appeared on the popular podcast The MMA Hour to announce his decision Monday. “After (UFC 168), I wanted to go back and […]
Via Full Scale Sports
January 20, 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

UFC 168 Full Event Review: Weidman and Rousey retain titles on historically violent night

The MGM Grand garden arena in Las Vegas, Nevada was the venue on Saturday night for UFC 168; the promotions final and most highly-anticipated event of the year. Two titles were up for grabs on the night in two long-awaited rematches.Topping the bill was the middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman and the consensus greatest mixed martial artist of all time, Anderson...
Via hov-mma
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 168 Quick Results

  Main Card: Chris Weidman def. Anderson Silva via TKO (Injury) – Round 2, 1:16 Ronda Rousey def. Miesha Tate via Armbar – Round 3, 0:58 Travis Browne def. Josh Barnett via KO (Elbows) – Round 1, 1:00 Jim Miller def. Fabricio Camoes via Armbar – Round 1, 3:42 Dustin Poirier def. Diego Brandao via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 4:54 Preliminary Card: Uriah Hall def. Chris...
Via In The Neutral Zone
December 29, 2013  |  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
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