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Chris Leben

Christian Cyrus Leben (born July 21, 1980) is an American mixed martial artist currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he fights as a middleweight. Leben first appeared in the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter reality series. He began his UFC career with five victories in a row before suffering a knockout loss to current UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. While visiting his brother at work one day, Leben noticed an MMA gym located across the street, home to Team Quest. Trainer Robert Follis accepted Leben into the team, and soon Leben was training with Randy Couture, Matt Lindland, Nate Quarry, and Ed Herman. After refining his talent, Leben began fighting as an amateur, achieving a record of 5–0, and capturing the FCFF and UFCF middleweight titles. After his success in the amateur ranks, Leben turned professional. He won his first five fights, three of them by knockout, and in the process won the Gladiator Challenge, Sportfight, and WEC middleweight titles. Leben achieved wins against Benji Radach, Mike Swick, but had a decision loss to Joe Doerksen. Leben was one of the most controversial and outspoken fighters on The Ultimate Fighter 1 due to

Ex-UFC Star Chris Leben -- 30 Days In Jail ... For Assault Rifle Incident

Ex-UFC Star Chris Leben
Gets 120 Days In Jail ... For Assault Rifle Incident

Chris Leben -- former UFC fighter who appeared on Season 1 of "The Ultimate Fighter" -- will do 30 days behind bars for bringing an ASSAULT RIFLE to his estranged wife's apartment building. The… READ MORE >

UFC Star Chris Leben -- Busted for DUI

UFC Star Chris Leben -- Busted for DUI

Chris Leben -- the UFC fighter who starred in the first season of "The Ultimate Fighter" -- was arrested in Hawaii earlier this week after allegedly crashing his truck while hammered. Cops say… READ MORE >

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