Chris Leben shares some crazy stories from his career

August 31, 2014

Longtime UFC fan favourite Chris “The Crippler” Leben stops by Submission Radio to give an update on his life post retirement and tell some crazy stories from his career. Chris talks about being the head coach at Victory MMA, being tempted to get back in the cage, his rematch with Josh Koscheck and why it never happened, Koscheck’s career and if he should retire, the Akiyama fight at UFC 116, his toughest fight, kicking down walls to get out of a bathroom right before the Brian Stann fight, and much more.

Chris had the honor of being part of the first ever season of the Ultimate Fighter. He was Coached by Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell, and fought alongside other UFC and MMA staples such as Forrest Griffin, Stephan Bonnar, Diego Sanchez, Kenny Florian, Josh Koscheck, Nate Quarry, just to name a few. Throughout his UFC tenure, “The Crippler” was known for his heart, ability to absorb punishment, and devastating, tide turning, knockout power.

Chris also competed on the first Fight Night card on August 5th 2005 against Patrick Cote, and would have mixed success over such names as Jorge Rivera, Anderson Silva, Jorge Santiago, Michael Bisping, Aaron Simpson, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Brian Stann, Wanderlei Silva, Mark Munoz, and finally Urijah Hall. Despite never winning the UFC middleweight title, Leben retired a fan favourite and has left behind an amazing highlight-reel full of brutal Knockouts, wars, and come-from-behind victories.

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