Chris Leben says he can’t wait for his UFC contract to expire so he can use other promotion companies as leverage for more money. This again proves that Leben isn’t exactly the sharpest tool in the shed. So far his greatest contribution to MMA was popping the ‘boys don’t cry’ cherry on The Ultimate Fighter, paving the way for countless others to break out the ladyshines. Another notable career experience was being ground up and fed to Anderson Silva, a fight anyone with half a brain would have turned down. Past that his only noticable win was a razor thin split decision over UFC washout Patrick Cote. After getting choked like a bitch by Jason MacDonald he’s on the edge of being back in the dark matches, fighting at UFC71 against Kaleb ‘Smelly’ Starnes. So what’s his complaint?
“I hate to say it, but I’m counting the days on my contract- because then I’m going to be able to cash in with this contract because I signed a contract on the show [The Ultimate Fighter]. I just got a raise. I’m up to like $10,000 and $10,000 now after like 8 fights in the UFC. There’s going to be people that want to pay me a lot more money and hopefully the UFC will realize how great I’ve been for them and step up to the plate,”
First off, at 10/10 Chris would have made 80k last year not including bonus and sponsor money. Of course that’s chump change compared to the coin I make off this blog, but there’s a lot of better fighters doing far worse. Secondly, the last guy who tried to use another promotion as leverage to get more money from the UFC was Brandon Vera and we all know how that turned out. Third, this is Chris Leben, who washed out of TUF1 twice! If being a shitty crybaby loudmouth punk is all it takes to make big bucks with the UFC, then I’m packing my bags and heading to Vegas.