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Lockdown: Chris Leben Is Staying In Jail


(Leben, pre-rehabilitation.)

We thought it was all going to be so easy. Chris Leben would turn himself in on a probation violation, serve a couple of days in the lockup, then put this mess behind him on focus on his fight with Michael Bisping. Well guess what. Nothing comes easy for “The Crippler.”

MMA Mania is reporting that Leben was sentenced today to 35 days in jail. He’s scheduled to be released on May 27 (due to time served), according to the report. The fight with Bisping at UFC 85? Yeah, that’s on June 7. This looks bad for Leben. “Bedlam” is turning out to be the most accurate UFC event tagline yet.

If Leben really has to stay in jail that long, we have to assume that the UFC will either find a new opponent for Bisping, or reschedule the fight. It’s just unreasonable to think that Leben could come out of jail and be ready to fight in under two weeks. If the UFC wants to see this fight happen on June 7, I think there’s only one clear solution: jailbreak.

It worked in “XXX: State of the Union”. Then again, so did launching a tank at a tank, which would make for a much better undercard event.

Stay strong, Leben. They’ll never break your indomitable spirit.

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BIG CHRIS- May 8, 2008 at 6:57 pm
Now they got Doom's Day fighting Bisping!!! Leben would have been a much better fight for Bisping....Oh well....
Nate- May 8, 2008 at 5:05 pm
He could stay in shape beating the shit out of the child molesters in the pokey.
skidding- May 8, 2008 at 2:07 pm
LOL @ LGrant and El_Loco. Funny stuff
El_Loco- May 8, 2008 at 12:46 pm
who the hell spars in jail? o wait nobody, they FIGHT, and if thats his plan theres no way hes out by th 7th. The UFC should send Bisping to jail to for the fight like Undisputed. too bad that was already a UFC event title
L Grant- May 8, 2008 at 11:40 am
I hope he doesn't get KO'd because he's guarding his ass in the fight, instead of his head. Then again, it could end very early in the first round. I can hear Rogan right now:

Rogan "So, Chris, walk us through the Bud Light replay..."

Leben: "Well, this is where I took out the shank. I made it from a spoon by the way. Oh, here I am stabbing his kidneys, oh and this is where I he takes one in the neck."

Rogan: "Great finish to a great fight."
Tertio- May 8, 2008 at 10:59 am
If the decision is up to Leben i am sure he will fight on june 7th. Dude is a warrior.

Besides i am sure he'll manage to find a few sparring partners in there...
Boneman- May 8, 2008 at 5:13 am
I heard he asked to stay....He likes dropping the soap in the shower..!!!!
KTFO- May 8, 2008 at 3:54 am
Being a super-fan I already took the liberty of mailing him 12 packets of red kool-aid, that ought to get him through the next 3 1/2 weeks. Anyone know what he prefers on his "tossed salad"? I can't remember but I think his myspace page said maple syrup.
MarleyMarl- May 8, 2008 at 12:14 am
Damn I was really looking forward to this fight
Wad- May 7, 2008 at 10:12 pm
Hopefully they just replace Leben. He's a lamer anyways.
BIG CHRIS- May 7, 2008 at 9:17 pm
Chris did this all wrong, your supposed to tattoo an escape plan on your body then turn yourself in....
Warcraft- May 7, 2008 at 8:56 pm
Bummer Dude, I wanted to see what the crippler would do to the count.
I disagree being in jail is a great way to keep in FIGHTINshape just look at Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett.
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