Depending on your interpretation of what you see here, either Chris Leben couldn’t decide whether he wanted to tap out to Jake Rosholt‘s arm-triangle choke, or else he passed out mid-tap. Either way, Yves Lavigne came very close to committing the same sin that he did in the Matt Brown/Pete Sell fight. Watch as he almost jumps in and then backs off when Leben’s legs buck up. First you think that leg movement is some kind of half-assed attempt at an escape. Then you watch Leben involuntarily flopping around during his post-fight nap, and it seems like maybe he was already out at that point.
Tough night for the fighters from Portland. Maybe the big question is, will Leben and Ed Herman still have jobs after the UFC’s trip into their hometown?