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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
8 days ago  |  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

Chris Leben Announces His Retirement From MMA

UFC middleweight competitor Chris “The Crippler” Leben (22-11) announced his retirement from MMA yesterday, bringing an end to his thirty-three fight career. His final bout came at UFC 168 on December 28th, 2013, where he was defeated by Uriah Hall (8-4).While the announcement had been predicted by many, the thirty-three year old made it official on Monday’s episode of “The...
Via MMAInsider
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Leben: The End Of A Turbulent Career

He may never have been a champion, never gotten his chance at a title, and had a near 50% winning record inside of the octagon but despite all that, Chris Leben was certainly  a name that was synonymous with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. “The Crippler” has had a turbulent career full of highs and lows, and throughout his UFC career went from a top middleweight contender...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Leben: The End Of An Turbulent Career

He may never have been a champion, never gotten his chance at a title, and had a near 50% winning record inside of the octagon but despite all that, Chris Leben was certainly  a name that was synonymous with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. “The Crippler” has had a turbulent career full of highs and lows, and throughout his UFC career went from a top middleweight contender...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
January 21, 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

Chris Leben retires from MMA

The king of brawl Chris Leben has officially retired from MMA. The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 star has been considering retirement since dropping his fourth consecutive loss to Uriah Hall at UFC 168. On Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour, Leben announced that he would be hanging up the gloves for good. “After [the Hall […]
Via BoneSnapper.com
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...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Leben announces retirement from MMA

Monday afternoon on MMA Fighting’s The MMA Hour Chris “The Crippler” Leben announced he was calling it quits from mixed martial arts (MMA). Leben spent 12 years in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and fought 22 middleweight bouts inside the octagon compiling a record of 12-10. “It’s been a fantastic, wonderful ride,” Leben said to Ariel Helwani. “I’ve landed...
Via Inside the Octagon
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 168 Prelims: Uriah Hall Stops Chris Leben at End of First Round

Photo Credit: Winslow Townson, USA TODAY Sports A straight right from Uriah Hall may have ended the MMA career of Chris Leben. Hall landed the punch with around ten seconds remaining in the first round of the middleweight bout. Leben was sent stumbling back into the cage and down. Hall ran in throwing, trying to land the necessary strikes to end the bout before the round ended; he...
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December 30, 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

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...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Romero vs Brunson, Pichel vs Whitely added to UFC Fight Night in Atlanta

Two new fights have been added to the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Atlanta including Olympic silver medalist Yoel Romero against Derek Brunson as well as Vinc Pichel taking on Garrett Whitely. Following a very brief career in Strikeforce, Cuban born wrestler Yoel Romero made his move to the UFC where he's pulled off back-to-back knockout wins over Clifford Starks and Ronny...
Via Fox Sports
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 168 adds two barnburners

The UFC's year-end card is only about halfway completed, yet it's fair to say it's loaded with talent. On Thursday, two more additions were made to the Dec. 28 show, including one that features a highly ranked featherweight. Dustin Poirier vs. Diego Brandao has been agreed upon for UFC 168, along with a matchup between recent Ultimate Fighter star Uriah Hall and slugger...
Via Fox Sports
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Leben Faces Uriah Hall at UFC 168

Ok, now this must be a loser-leaves-town matchup. On Thursday, a middleweight tango between veteran Chris Leben (picutred) and Uriah Hall was announced for UFC 168. Leben has dropped four of his past five scraps, including three straight. “The Ultimate Fighter 1″ contestant has looked progressively worse in each outing. UFC president Dana White has been reluctant to sever ties...
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September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 162: Will Chris Leben Revive His Career Again?

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...
Via The Sports Post
July 06, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman predictions and preview

UFC 162 comes to you live on Pay Per View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event of the evening pound-for-pound kingpin Anderson “The Spider” Silva puts his Middleweight title on the line against undefeated challenger Chris Weidman.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Leben back on track for UFC 162

Chris Leben lost his last fight inside the Octagon, a listless performance against promotional newcomer Derek Brunson in the first fight of the UFC 155 main card. That's the result that appears on his record, the one that reads 22-9 overall, and 12-8 in the UFC since breaking into the organization as a member of the inaugural cast on The Ultimate Fighter. The tepid affair in...
Via Fox Sports
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Leben is still pining for a Josh Koscheck rematch nine years after TUF 1.

Nine years after The Ultimate Fighter season 1, we are still hearing about the potential for a Chris Leben/Josh Koscheck catchweight match. You know what? I’m still kind of not sick of hearing about it. I just recently rewateched TUF 1, and it’s obvious the ingredient we’ve been missing for the last 15 or so seasons has been Chris Leben. They should just put him on every season...
Via Fight Hub TV
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Two more bouts added to UFC 162

UFC officials announced two more bouts for UFC 162 tonight on Fuel TV’s UFC Tonight. The two newly announced bouts are a middleweight bout between Chris Leben and Andrew Craig along with a welterweight bout between Seth Baczynski and Brian Melancon. UFC 162 takes place July 6 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The [...]
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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Leben Fights Andrew Craig at UFC 162

Chris Leben (pictured) will most likely be fighting for his big league life at UFC 162. On this week’s edition of FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight,” it was announced Leben will battle Andrew Craig in the July 6 event. Leben has dropped two of his last three scraps, including two straight. “The Ultimate Fighter 1″ contestant performed horribly in his last outing against Derek Brunson...
Via 5thRound.com
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

News: Chris Leben vs. Andrew Craig Set For UFC 162

An exciting match-up has been added to the UFC 162 card this summer as Chris “The Crippler” Leben is scheduled to face Andrew Craig in a middleweight bout. The news was revealed Tuesday night on UFC.com Leben as suspended for a year by the UFC for testing positive for prescription painkillers oxycodone and oxymorphone and will be making his second octagon appearance since...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Leben “It was frustrating for me the way Derek Brunson fought” talks UFC 155

Chris Leben is the posterchild for the up and down career path of an athlete. He’s the type of fighter who will get in wars for the fun of it, put the pedal to the metal for the fans and win or lose, give the battle inside the cage his best effort. From drunk jerk [...]
Via Fight Hub TV
January 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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