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Chris Leben calls out the wrong dude

(Leben on one of those “not so fresh” days)

It’s funny how ego works … Chris Leben always acts like he’s top dog in wiener town, even though he’s been whipped more often than Jesus on Easter weekend. After dropping a deuce to Jason McDonalds and Smelly Starnes, he came about as close as you can to losing a third time in a row to Terry Martin before a hallelujah punch knocked Martin out in the last minute of the fight.

But that knee-jerk punch plus a doozy of a knockout against Alessio Sakara have put Leben back in cocky mode, and he’s now starting to push for new opponents:

“We’re talking to Joe (Silva – UFC Match Maker), and we’re starting to look for a fight. If you win 4 or 5 fights in a row, you’re pretty much guaranteed a title shot, so I figured maybe Okami or Bisping would be a fun fight for me.”

A fight versus Bisping would actually be pretty interesting, but Leben has to be pretty dumb to call out Yushin Okami – that dude makes EVERYONE look terrible. The only reasoning I can fathom here is he knows that Okami’s already next in line to fight Anderson Silva, so there’s no real chance of Chris actually getting booked for that one. Last time I checked, it’s pretty hard to knock someone out when you’re on your back. And that’s where Leben would spend all 15 minutes of a fight against Okami.

  • Hattori Hanzo

    Theres no point in making yourself a contendor in UFc’s middleweight division. The prize for being no. 1 contendor is getting your face smashed in by Anderson. Something Leban already expereinced once.

  • Atom

    four or five wins in a row? HA! It took one brutal beating of Leben to earn Silva his title shot!

  • Zurich

    I’d love to see Leben vs. Bisping. In fact, I think it might be one of the few times I’d cheer for Leben (I cheered for him vs. Terry ‘The Faggot’ Martin).

  • Hattori Hanzo

    I find hard to root for Bisping as well.

  • Lifer

    yushin okami’s style would CRUSH chris leben. okami’s counter-punching is actually amazing as long as his opponent keeps moving forward like leben undoubtedly would.

    i’m not talking silva-esque K.O. but i can picture okami winning by walking backwards and picking his shots while leben throws wild haymakers and takes punches to the face.

  • Amy Robinson

    ya seriously, wasn’t that picture reminder enough of how well Leben’s “cocky modes” turn out.

  • godzillad

    LOL @ all the Okami marks. The dude can be cracked. He was in trouble against Swick, he had absolutely nothing on the feet for Franklin or Belcher, hell, 2004 Jake Shields was able to connect on him so much he didn’t want to get up when the ref told him to.

    Not to mention that Amar Suloev crushed him with two left hooks, Leben’s signature punch that left Swick, Rivera, Santiago, Sakara, Martin, and Justin Davis for dead (it briefly dropped Cote also).

  • jjdnb

    I’d love to Bisbing get banged up by this tard

  • Xavier

    That Bisping fight has to happen. His boxing is so fucking shitty. When Matt Hammil outstrikes him for three rounds, you know Leben would fuck him up.