173 Search Results for chris leben

Jan 21, 2014 6:44 am

The MMA World Reacts To The Retirement Of Chris Leben

Yesterday we learned that longtime UFC middleweight, Chris Leben, was taking a step back from competition and retiring from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Following a four-fight losing streak, not many were surprised. Still though, losing a nine-year UFC veteran on the heels of his 22nd straight fight inside the Octagon is a tough...

Jan 20, 2014 11:59 am

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...

Dec 31, 2013 12:37 pm

Chris Leben’s Trainer Says “The Crippler” Still Unsure About Retirement

Chris Leben is old school. Like the primordial UFC warriors who relied almost entirely on heart and toughness to get their hands raised, Leben’s typical game plan seems to consist mainly of wading through punches and delivering bombs to his opponent’s face. “The Crippler” has found a good amount of success with that game plan,...

Sep 19, 2013 9:58 am

Uriah Hall vs. Chris Leben set for UFC 168 in Las Vegas

This morning, UFC officials announced that a middleweight bout between Chris Leben (22-10 MMA, 12-9 UFC) and Uriah Hall (7-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has been added to December’s UFC 168 in Las Vegas. “The Crippler” finds himself in desperate need of a win, as he has lost 3 consecutive bouts and four of his last five overall....

Jul 9, 2013 7:00 am

Chris Leben Was Granted Exemption for Suboxone Prior to UFC 162

By JAKE CHASTAIN | News has surfaced following UFC 162 that the Nevada State Athletic Commission granted UFC middleweight Chris Leben permission to use the prescription opioid medication Suboxone. Leben (22-10 MMA, 12-9 UFC) lost his fight on the card in a split decision to Andrew Craig (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) at this past Saturday’s event. With his exemption granted by...

Jul 8, 2013 11:49 am

Chris Leben Promises To Stay Clean Despite His Loss at UFC 162

It’s easy to see why Chris Leben has become a fan favorite in the UFC. Since his time as a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: Season One, he has matured in front of our eyes and turned his life around so many times. There are moments in his career that will go down in UFC...

Jun 27, 2013 1:58 pm

UFC 162’s Andrew Craig: “I’m a More Refined Chris Leben”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Next weekend at UFC 162 in Las Vegas UFC middleweight Andrew Craig (8-1) will make his return to the cage following the first loss of his MMA career. He will be placed opposite of longtime promotional staple and fan-favorite, Chris Leben (22-9). Craig, who is 2-1 inside the UFC with wins...

Mar 5, 2013 9:30 am

Chris Leben Thinks Diego Sanchez Has Had Too Much Greg Jackson | UFC NEWS

Diego Sanchez made his return to lightweight last weekend with a disappointing performance and split decision win over Takanori Gomi. In the fight, he was certainly not the Diego we’ve all come to enjoy watching. After winning three consecutive Fight Of The Night honors, Diego’s ultra-aggressive style seemed to be missing. UFC middleweight veteran Chris...

Dec 19, 2012 12:20 pm

UFC 155: Karlos Vemola Out, Derek Brunson In Against Chris Leben | UFC NEWS

A last minute card shift has put former Strikeforce middleweight, Derek Brunson, into a scheduled matchup with UFC veteran Chris Leben. The change comes on the heels of an injury that forced Karlos Vemola off the card. UFC officials announced the matchup earlier today. UFC 155 is set to take place on Dec. 29 from...

Sep 26, 2012 9:33 am

UFC’s Chris Leben: I’m flat broke | UFC NEWS

“Yeah, I’m flat-out broke right now. Being broke sucks. It’s probably one of my biggest things where I just feel terrible. I feel terrible for having put my wife through so much and all because of the poor decisions that I’ve made. The year’s been hard. The year’s been a struggle. The only thing I...

Sep 13, 2012 6:25 am

Chris Leben vs. Carlos Vemola booked for UFC 155 in Las Vegas | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Chris Leben, who was given a year-long suspension by the UFC in November of 2011 after testing positive for prescription painkillers oxycodone and oxymorphone after his UFC 138 main event loss to Mark Munoz in England, now has an official return date and opponent. Leben (22-8 MMA, 12-7 UFC) will return to the octagon...

Nov 28, 2011 2:32 pm

UFC NEWS – Chris Leben Suspended For Second Time Due To Failed Drug Screening

The UFC has suspended one of their own. Middleweight fighter, Chris Leben, has for the second time in his UFC career failed a drug screening for banned substances. This time it was for undisclosed prescription painkillers oxycodone and oxymorphone. For his infraction, the fan favorite has to sit on the sidelines yet again for a...