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Chris Leben Officially Retires From MMA


Unfortunately for fight fans, nine-year UFC veteran, Chris Leben, has announced his retirement today.

‘The Crippler’ used ‘The MMA Hour’ as the platform to announce his exodus from the sport.

“As far as competing in the UFC, I think I am pretty much done”, stated Leben. “I’ve retired from competing in MMA.”

Leben leaves the sport on the heels of a four-fight losing streak. The TUF 1 pioneer saw 22-fights inside the UFC’s Octagon during his time with the promotion and went an overall 12-10 as a UFC fighter.

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66 Comments to Chris Leben Officially Retires From MMA

  1. Ken Gro says:

    Goddamn, he was one of the most fun to watch

  2. StaalOntwerp says:

    Much respect. I used to hate him on TUF 1, but he made a fan out of me. His victory over Wanderlei Silva (and his celebration afterwards) was one of the highlights of 2011 for me.

  3. magoo says:

    U were a tough S.O.B. That put on some entertaining fights, wished u would have had one more fight with Koscheck… Oh well best of luck to you Chris.

  4. jade lloyd says:

    so much respect, leben oepened my eyes to the ufc and mma, he was the first person i ever saw fight, and it was fucking awesome! much love and respect for this man.

  5. bubbagum says:

    Good luck Chris, all the best…

  6. Robert Lymer says:

    dunno about you but after watching TUF 1, the only douche bags to come out of that were Josh Koschek & that other wanna be , who’s name escapes me, with their bullying tactics on Chris Leben. Congrats on a great career Chris!

  7. fan says:

    One word—- “WARRIOR”

  8. Martin Devaney says:

    tuff real tuff

  9. Ogloco says:

    I will never forget meeting him at a casino after a fight and he had a drink in each hand and a girl on each arm. Face was beaten up but dude was a baller!!

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