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

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 was clear...
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...
February 17, 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...
December 28, 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 Las...
Via FOX Sports
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Leben: ‘I’m Flat-Out Broke’

After 19 UFC appearances, 12 of which were accompanied with ‘win bonus’ checks and five ‘Fight Night’ paydays, veteran Chris Leben (Pictured) claims his wallet is running on fumes. Economic times are tough for nearly everyone, and Leben has just barely managed to stay afloat during his drug suspension. “Yeah, I’m flat-out broke right now,” Leben revealed to MMAMania. “Being broke...
September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Leben draws one-year UFC suspension

Middleweight fighter Chris Leben has been suspended for one year after testing positive for painkillers Oxycodone and Oxymorphone following his Nov. 5 loss to Mark Munoz in UFC 138 in Birmingham, England, UFC officials announced Monday. "I like Chris and I want him to do well, but based on his actions, he's been suspended for one year," UFC President Dana White said in a prepared...
Via FOX Sports
November 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Chris Leben Not Looking to Work Overtime at UFC 138

Tomorrow night at UFC 138, Chris Leben (Pictured) and Mark Munoz will star in the Octagon’s first non-title five-round affair. Although their middleweight scrap can go a maximum of 25 minutes, Leben will be looking to end things early in England. “I’ve been watching a lot of fights lately where the champs, maybe it’s just me, but they seem to be fighting not to lose,” Leben expressed...
November 04, 2011  |  Discuss

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