UFC middleweight Chris Leben has been sprung from the pokey, according to a blog entry on his MySpace page and a report from MMA Mania. Leben was scheduled to stay in jail until May 27, but was released over the weekend to finish out his sentence under ‘home detention.’ Some guy named Adam with access to Leben’s MySpace page explains it all:
LEBEN HAS BEEN RELEASED!
Chris has been released from jail over the weekend. This is all the information I have right now and I’ll be sure to update everyone on his resolved legal issues, immediate plans and the expected date of his next match after Chris gets everything organized.
He thanks you again for your patience and understanding and Chris will be posting here as soon as he can.
Oh, MySpace. You have so many useful functions. I can hear of a pro fighter’s release from jail and discover that a guy I knew in high school broke up with his girlfriend, all without actually having to communicate with another human being. What a time to be alive.
At least ‘home detention’ doesn’t sound so bad. Leben can get back to eating right and doing some light training for the day when the UFC is ready to take a chance on him again. That, or microwave a Hungry Man dinner and play Madden all day. Either way, it beats the hell out of jail.