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Chris Leben to Return From Painkiller Suspension at UFC 155 Against Karlos Vemola

(“Yeah, training’s going well, I feel like I’m in killer shape right now and…whoa. Is your cameraman masturbating?”)

With his one-year suspension for prescription painkillers coming to an end in November, Chris Leben already has his return fight booked. The UFC has confirmed that Leben will face Czech wrestler Karlos Vemola at UFC 155, the stacked end-of-year card scheduled for December 29th in Las Vegas.

Vemola has compiled a less-than-stellar 2-3 record in the UFC over three weight classes, and was most recently choked out by Francis Carmont in July. Leben, who was suspended following his TKO loss to Mark Munoz at UFC 138, hasn’t won a match since his 27-second bar fight with Wanderlei Silva at UFC 132.

That fact that Leben is immediately returning to action after his suspension — and against a beatable rebound opponent — suggests that the UFC still has a fondness for him. But considering that this wasn’t Leben’s first time-out for unapproved substances, it might be his last chance to straighten up and fly right. Good luck, Cat Smasher.

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zhanbao- September 14, 2012 at 3:46 pm
Mr_Misanthropy- September 13, 2012 at 7:59 pm
That look in his eyes is because he switched to Nick diaz's doctor and... er... herbal supplements.
Get Off Me- September 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm
That caption was amazing.
The odds this fight does not go the distance will be similar to that of Spidey's line @153.
The12ozCurls- September 13, 2012 at 8:46 am
Great caption - I almost choked to death from trying not to spit my water all over my keyboard.
I almost died but it was worth it.