MMA News

Monday, 03/12/2012, 04:00 pm

Leben Thinks Getting Busted For Painkillers Best Thing That Could Have Happpened

“I’ve battled drugs and alcohol. I’ve battled with those for my entire life. I’ve had an issue with being addicted to painkillers for years now. I had some issues with my camp and it was almost a cry for help. I knew I was going to get caught and I just didn’t care at the time. I’m extremely embarrassed, I feel like I let down the UFC, but at the same time I think getting caught is probably the best thing to ever happen to me. The UFC has been unbelievable, they sent me to a rehab facility and they really took care of me…. My wife had brought them to me for after the fight, and I had tapered off them for the fight, but there were some issues, a lot of stress, and I cracked. It was as simple as that. I knew they were there and I cracked. I couldn’t hold out. Right now life is actually going well for me — it’s going great, considering. Life’s going really good, better than it has in a long, long time.”

It’s been awhile now, since Chris Leben’s UFC 138 loss to Mark Munoz. In the post-fight drug screening the UFC identified banned substances in his system and suspended him from active competition for 12-months.

Getting caught as it turns out is one of the best things that could have happened to “The Crippler” who confessed to this morning that he is an addict.

Read More: Chris Leben (News), MMA, UFC


19 Responses to “Leben Thinks Getting Busted For Painkillers Best Thing That Could Have Happpened”

  1. Ryan M says:

    Hope he comes back clean and kicking ass.

  2. jonsey says:

    i feel for him..i broke my back years ago and was presscribed oxycoontin worst thing that ever happend to me

  3. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Glad to hear he’s doing well.

  4. bdizz says:

    yup hope he stays clean and comes back stronger – Chris always puts on a good show!

  5. TomB says:

    I am glad that Chris is taking the expulsion in stride to better himself. I always thought that he is a very talented fighter and my prayers are with him to come back better then ever.

  6. toneloc24 says:

    Im glad to hear he’s getting his life back together. I been addicted to painkillers for almost 2 years n I been tryn to kick them since I started. Please everybody stay the fuck away from them they will completely ruin ur life like its doing to me now.

    • jonsey says:

      WHY dont u use subuxone or meth ?? it is very easy to stop taking them it only takes 7 days to feel better/,,7 days is not long

      • toneloc24 says:

        Yea I’ve tried suboxone a couple times n I’ve been able to stop for a couple weeks and I even made it thru the withdraws and was feeling back to normal but the mental addiction is so much harder to break than the physical. Every time I get stressed out I fall back in the trap again

    • Jared says:

      Sorry to hear. I’ve been there with percs for a few years, but thankfully managed to escape it’s grips. I’ve even done worse and escaped that too. Know that it’s possible. Good luck.

  7. jonsey says:


  8. Nick says:

    Well that’s good for him. Love watching him fight.

  9. Kalez says:

    Leben, perhaps now you can drop down to 170, where you belong. Your too small @185.

  10. Dog chapman says:

    Fuck tht pill shit meth bruddah

  11. mike r says:

    He should divorce his wife she seems like an enabler, he don’t need people like that in his life

  12. A.James says:

    Congrats on the road to recovery.

  13. Dosan says:

    Love this guy.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.