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Monday, 11/28/2011, 02:32 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 year. UFC president Dana White commented on the situation in a release on UFC.com

“I like Chris and I want him to do well, but based on his actions, he’s been suspended for one year. If he needs professional help, we are going to be there for him. We want to see him succeed not only in the Octagon, but in his personal life.”

Lebens previous violation was for the steroid Stanozolol.

Since the UFC operates in the United Kingdom without a governing or athletic sanctioning commission they act as their own athletic commission. They take on responsibility for licensing, and testing fighters both pre and post-fight as well as hand down the necessary punishment if any athletes are in violation. In this case, they tested Leben after his UFC 138 loss to Mark Munoz, found the violation and handed down a one-year suspension.

All other 19 fighters that underwent testing passed.

Tough break for the crippler.


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

  1. Curtis says:

    KEEP YOUR HEAD UP LEBEN, UR TOO GOOD TO NOT COME BACK STRONGER!!!!!!!!!

  2. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    That really stinks but if he has a drug problem a year in rehab will do him good.

  3. affe says:

    Well, im not surprised…

    • jason biddle says:

      dont come down on him he just help and a lot of help he will come back stronger

    • jimmmmmy says:

      The article never says he was abusing them, it just says he had traces in his system… he’s a fighter, which is a very legit reason to be on painkillers during training

  4. Michael says:

    Painkillers are a tough addiction to beat. I have seen its destruction up close and I wish him the best. It is very likely that this is an issue he will struggle with the rest of his life.

  5. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Court Mgee should really reach out to him. That guy is a REAL success story in MMA as far as drug abuse.

  6. e says:

    damn.. wish leben the best hope he gets past this..

  7. chris says:

    i wish the best for leben hes one of my favorite fighters and such a classy dude. keep your head up chris you’ll come back better than ever

  8. mmaislandjunkie says:

    chart would be proud. he loves his juicers. reminds him of himself.

    • Rusk says:

      The Fuck does juicing have anything to do with leben abusing painkillers, guess when/if he fucking dies from an overdose you’ll be thrilled there’s one less juicer on the planet

      • mmaislandjunkie says:

        hes tested positive for steroids after his bisping fight so i assumed it was for the same thing. now that i read the article feel bad for the crippler.

    • Yeah.. I juice sure! All law enforcement agencies now give all officers steroids so we can crack skulls. You can’t keep my name out of your pie hole can you? I know you are my biggest fan jungle munkie.. Chael too. Your admiration is noted boy.

      • mmaislandjunkie says:

        there you go proving how retarded you are by your lack of reading comprehension. just because you read mma forums it doesnt help your actual reading or writing skills. now go back to school and try working on your brain dumb dumb.

  9. willis says:

    I can’t imagine all the injuries and pain that these guys have to endure because of this sport. Hopefully he is just taking these substances to deal with injury and not because of addiction. Go get looked at, get your valid prescription and get back soon bro.

  10. Jf u need anything alcohol, steroids, or painkillers leben is your man.

    • mmaislandjunkie says:

      or chael or team quest for that matter.

      • bizzle says:

        Yup, Leben is an original team quest member.. Him Hendo and Chael all riding the illegal substance bandwagon..

        • Dont forget Couture

        • Hendo too..yeah let’s blame the team quest connection to Leben narcotics issues.. fkn brilliant! It must be the Japanese nuclear fail out affecting the pacific islands.

        • mmaislandjunkie says:

          chart the ambassador of cheaters. oh btw i think u mean fall out, dont worry we pacific islanders will be here to help correct you on your extensive knowledge of the english vocabulary and the proper usage of its grammar. if only police academy had an english course for all you retard high school drop outs.

        • Yep.. Iphone4. But it could’ve been a Freudian slip.. Fail and you go hand n hand.

        • mmaislandjunkie says:

          my dick and your hand go dick in hand.

        • Drop out.. Ha ha yeah sure. I did go to a Guam school.. Hmm. Still butt hurt u got schooled last night. Your lucky Hernanz stepped in or I would’ve finished u off… Guam Jungle MUNKIE!

        • You would let man get you off.. Hmmm! That’s how u munkies roll huh? Your dick n my hand.. Good one!

        • mmaislandjunkie says:

          you like finishing dudes off dont you? homocop.

        • mmaislandjunkie says:

          funny how u call us islanders munkies and ur on an island boys website. maybe you should get your drag queen heritage ass back to your motherland of transgendered monkey eaters you queer. thailand has the most fags on the planet and youre proof of that fact.

        • No.. The comment or name munkie is towards you only. Your the only munkie that has issues w the Law. If I have a problem with anyone else they can step up to me..this is between me and you DUMBFUCKIAN. I grew up with Samoans fool.. My aunt is married to a Samoan and that’s one of the reasons I became a cop fool, my samoan uncle retired 30 yrs as a cop… Your theory or assumption fails like usual.

        • mmaislandjunkie says:

          yes u grew up with samoans and trained with brazilians yet you talk shit about them ppl from where theyre from munkies and other deragotory things – must be how u really think about your uncle. i dont have a problem with law enforcement its necessary for our society but what isnt necessary is a cop like u online all the time talking shit wasting taxpayer money. all my shit talking is about you as a person. i say ur a fake and a loser and u call me munkie cuz im an islander. dont pretend ur not a racist bigot everyone can see how sad you really are.

        • I’m off sun mon tue and go back wed night munkie. Just chillin watching the saints destroy the gmen, and fkn with you. Wrong again. Yep uncle is Samoan.. Yep my cuz are Thai / Samoan and I train w Relson Gracie when he comes in town..imagine that. Who’s getting mind screwed here huh genius. I also have a Jewish Canadian brother in law from Toronto! No shitt..

        • mmaislandjunkie says:

          lucky you im at work talkin shit in my side window while i push out these invoices. 90 minutes left til clockin out and enjoying my evening. enjoy ur time off you asshole. and dont get me started with nationalities i got so much in my family its hard to keep track. everything from russian swedish jew to samoan hawaiian and micronesian. i know ur not a real racist cuz we both say racist shit for fun but u throw out racist shit at ppl in your own bloodline faster than most ppl i know would. like what kind of samoan gonna call other island ppl monkey? i mean maybe if theyre tongan i guess haha!

    • bertram says:

      stfu up you fuckin idiots stop hatin on a guy who fights for a living. he has a history of substance abuse and addiction issues. who cares he tested positive for anabolics, have you never made a single mistake in life? no, so shut the fuck up mr perfect and grow the fuck up and stop hatin on people.

  11. dwayne says:

    no tell me he smokin oxys too what is this world coming too…lol

  12. watchafightbeforecommenting says:

    Pain killers? Those two substances makeup the very popular drug called heroin… which would also explain how he looked in his last fight. Interesting!

  13. Outside Opinion says:

    Very common issue in any sport with a high injury rate. I blew both acl’s and fractured legs from a motocross mishap. On PK’s for four months with operations and rehab. My body did not want to see those things go. Those things are Heroin as was stated earlier in this thread. They can help you but way too easy to start a dependency. It’s a rough 3-4 days cleaning out from those demons but get off”em Chris. Good luck man, you’re a good fighter. If Dana is offering to help you…Take It.

  14. Jb says:

    Pain killers (Oxy) is not the the big H. A molecule or so off. Don’t bash someone that hasn’t gone through it

    • watchafightbeforecommenting says:

      Oxycodone and oxymorphone both come up positive when doing a drug test for heroin. Its not like the test will read “heroin”… my brother died from an overdose on heroin and his tests all had very high amounts of both of those. I am not “bashing” anyone… it would be good if they recognize the problem and address is before he does what my brother and many others have and its too late!

    • Outside Opinion says:

      If you are taking Oxy with no script….. You have an Opiate Addiction. Same thing – different name. It doesn’t make you a bad person, it can happen to anyone with lengthy painful injuries. To get over it you need to be honest with yourself and get some support.

  15. ryu says:

    i dont think he should b banned for takin pain killers, what he does in his private life is his choice, its not like he was takin performance enhancers like last time, i mean some people got addictions in their personal life, like when they got on nick diaz for smokin pot. fuck that shit, as long as hes not cheating stay out his business. id take pain killers too if i just got donkey punched by mark munoz

    • e says:

      i kinda agree but i think the ban is more for him to take some time off and get some help with his problem.

      regarding your comment bout weed and pain pills, weed “addiction” isnt comparable to pain pills “addiction”.

    • Outside Opinion says:

      Smoke too much weed and you will pass out. Accidently take one too many Oxycontins (especially if they are timed release) and you will fucking die. Just a small difference. Taking PK’s daily, you will also train when your body is not properly healed which only leads to further and more severe injuries. Lengthy intake of the acetaminophen usually combined with hydrocodone and other synthetic opiates will damage your liver as well.

  16. hypehpyehype says:

    that kinda sucks. love leben but he needs to get it together. he was doing pretty damn good in there for a while. hope he doesnt ruin all his chances with drugs.

  17. Lionking38 says:

    That sucks. I remember reading something that chuck liddel said awhile back though, he said that its against the law to drive a vehicle while on painkillers but they let you in the octagon and fight under the influence. So now I am confused, was he just taking them, or was leben abusing them? Thats sad since he moved to hawaii and got clean and sober from booze and whatever else. Chris Leben has overcame much adversity in the past, he can rebound from this and come back looking great and healthy, i am a Leben fan and I believe in him Good luck Chris sorry about the tough break.

  18. nooooo!!!! says:

    Great dude to bad he got Lebanned. sorry had to do it

  19. magoo says:

    Damn this guy goes from the highest of highs,to the lowest of lows…..hope you can find a happy medium Chris.

  20. BJPennrules says:

    How, he is a strong fighter..with some good skills, but if hes a drug addict..
    I dont think he will be back.

  21. Alec says:

    Why are painkillers banned?

    • Alec says:

      Doofus.

      Apparently the suspension is for painkillers he took AFTER Munoz beat the hell out of him. WTF? This didn’t have anything to do with the fight at all, and the fact that he passed the pre-fight test suggests that he is NOT an addict (unlike Fortyb4five).

      • Rusk says:

        Only problem is you can’t tell if he took them after the fight or right before, not feeling pain is as much or more of a performance enhancement as any ‘roid

  22. John M says:

    Brotha Leben you do what you gotta do to get better! I will still be a loyal fan of yours, you still have a ton to prove and bright future! WAR LEBEN

  23. ThaGreenBandit says:

    Sad to hear. Hope you can win this fight so we can see you fighting in the octagon again, Crippler.

  24. DBKlein69 says:

    i knew he looked high during that munoz fight!

  25. Long-Strong says:

    better than using steroids i guess. he always seems like he has problems… one of my favorite fighters though; always brings it unless you’re Brian Stann.

  26. BX81 says:

    Congrats…. you idiot!

  27. dana W says:

    i noticed its always the yanks in the ufc that fail the drug test fuckin losers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. g says:

    After the Henderson-Rua fight, Henderson was seen being hooked up to an I.V. drip which probably had all sorts of pain-killers in it. It was an official UFC medic/doctor… but it was kind of weird that they were hooking him up to an I.V. and not just giving him pill-form pain-killers… dude’s probably hooked on morphine or something…

    • jimmmmmy says:

      There’s no way there was painkillers in that IV. He’s a 40 yr old fighter that went 5 highly intense rounds, it was probably just regular IV fluid. They aren’t allowed to give them painkillers after a fight because its not the UFC that does the piss test it’s the state/province/city they are in that tests the fighters and they are tested at random (not all fighters in an event are tested)

  29. Mach00man says:

    Damn, I like Leben. I hope he makes the most of while he’s out. Train hard and come back even better!

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