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Evolution of an Icon, Chapter 5: In Which Leben Gets A Huge Buddha Tattoo

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When Chris Leben first showed up to a fight with a tattoo of a samurai holding a severed head sprawling across his back, it seemed like he had finally found something to believe in. In this edition of “Chris Leben: Evolution of an Icon” he adds a different belief system to a different part of his body. Now, you’re probably thinking, ‘What could possibly make Chris Leben want a tattoo of the Buddha when nothing about his life or personal ethos seems to be in keeping with Buddhism?’

Fair question, but what you probably don’t know is that traditional Buddhism actually puts a lot of emphasis on coming in smelling like booze and dirty strippers and still putting the stamp on kids. Plus it looks cool, and nothing’s more American than co-opting the religious symbols of other cultures as ornamentation.

Bisping better be worried now. If he gets hit with Leben’s Buddha arm, it’s lights out.

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DDT- August 13, 2008 at 8:51 pm
The reason they use Icon is that he works for icon gym in Hawaii.

This is gonna be a hard one for him, but Leben Smash anyway!!!
JoseMonkey- August 13, 2008 at 6:49 pm
"smelling like booze and dirty strippers and still putting the stamp on kids."

Nice. That's my favorite Leben quote from the original TUF.
hooligun- August 13, 2008 at 6:00 pm
Gotta love the crippler, but I'm English so its bisping for me. I see him doing leben the way Silva did him, too fast and furious!
idiot- August 13, 2008 at 4:37 pm
Silva beat the living shit out of everyone hes faced dumb shit.
2 in the goo 1 in the poo- August 13, 2008 at 4:07 pm
Leben is a piece of shit. He looks like Clint Howard(search him), he really isn't any good and silva beat the living shit out of him like silva was an abusive husband beating his wife. Go get another gay ass tatt and do what all true icons do and kill yourself.
shitwhistle- August 13, 2008 at 4:05 pm
I like Leben, and all, I mean he's a strong fighter that's fun to watch for the most part..... but Icon? I don't know about all that. I reserve the term Icon for guys like Liddell, Fedor and Couture. I mean, who's making these videos.... Leben's mom?
rolltide- August 13, 2008 at 3:32 pm
Can't wait for him to smash Bisping.
DDT- August 13, 2008 at 3:02 pm
Leben Smash!