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Chris Leben gets a vacation

Sometimes things just don’t work out for you the way you expect them to. Case in point: Chris Leben turning himself in for violating parole. The plan was to step up and admit wrongdoing in order to clear the way for visa clearance to fight in the UK. Instead, the judge decided to clear the way for a 35 day stay in jail:

UFC Middleweight, Chris Leben, was sentenced today in a Portland, Oregon courthouse for his probation violation stemming from a DUI, which he received back in 2005. According to Calckamas County Court Officials, Leben was sentenced to 35 days in jail, with credit granted for time already served. This schedules Leben’s release to be in the last week of May, only two weeks before his scheduled bout against Michael Bisping at UFC 85, which was to take place June 7th in London, England.

Those of you hoping for the UFC to pull some strings like EliteXC has done in the past might as well give up now … the promotion has already taken Chris off the card, which must be annoying since I bet they now have about 10,000 big posters with Chris Leben on them. Wheeling and dealing is no doubt going on behind the scenes, with Nate Quarry being the favored candidate for replacing Leben.

**UPDATE** Nate Quarry might not be available as he somehow has an elbow injury. Perhaps that wacky ‘elephant hammer’ move in his fight against Kalib Starnes wasn’t such a good idea after all.

  • Hattori Hanzo Gracie

    Looking forward to the brawl between him and Bisping. Chris Leban could hire Gary Shaw to spring him out of jail.

  • Hattori Hanzo Gracie

    Plenty of sparring partners where he’s going.

  • John Griffin

    Quarry has an elbow injury.

  • Tertio


    Was looking forward to that fight.

  • x5BoltMainx

    Fudge nuggets!!!

  • goo

    That’s crap. Poor Chris.
    Poor England.

  • smoogleton

    Jason Day got the fight instead, which is great IMO

  • Geoffr0y

    Is Jason Day confirmed?? He Impressed the fuck out of me in his last fight. How much ass would it kick if he flew in to jolly old England and trounced Bisping the same way?