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Leben Suspended For Failed Drug Test

Jay2011-12-03 22:41:35 +0000 #1
Middleweight Chris Leben has been suspended by the UFC for one year after testing positive for prescription painkillers oxycodone and oxymorphone following his loss at UFC 138 in Birmingham, England, the organization announced via its website on Monday.

"I like Chris and I want him to do well, but based on his actions, he's been suspended for one year," UFC President Dana White said in a statement on "If he needs professional help, we are going to be there for him. We want to see him succeed not only in the Octagon, but in his personal life."

This marks the second time that Leben, who lost by corner stoppage after fellow middleweight Mark Munoz opened a large cut over his left eye in their November 5 bout, has tested positive for banned substances via the UFC's independent drug-testing efforts.

Leben previously tested positive for the steroid Stanozolol following his UFC 89 bout against Michael Bisping, which was also in Birmingham, England. For that offense, Leben was suspended nine months by the UFC and fined one-third of his fight purse.

Since UFC events are not subject to any athletic commission-sanctioned testing in England, the UFC conducts its own tests for fights on British soil and hands out punishments for positive tests at its own discretion.

In the official statement released by the UFC, Leben is quoted as saying: "I would like to make it known that I fully accept this suspension and apologize for embarrassing the UFC, my friends and family, and sport of mixed martial arts. I'm learning that I'm my own worst enemy sometimes. I can't succeed in the Octagon or in life behaving this way. I've got to make some real changes over the next year and I'm going to focus on getting my life and career back on track. Again, I'm sorry to the UFC and fans that've supported me since my days on The Ultimate Fighter."

According to the UFC, the 19 other fighters on the UFC 138 card passed their post-fight drug tests.

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Best80smovieRAD2011-12-03 22:50:54 +0000 #2
Leben nooooooooooo

It's obviously the fault of the UK, Leben can't fight there anymore
BulldogWrestler2011-12-03 22:54:23 +0000 #3
Good. Gives him time to get his head on straight. Painkillers is something to NOT be ****ed with.
LordZardoz2011-12-03 23:33:10 +0000 #4
Leben's first fight in Birmingham (vs Bisping), he gets suspended for PED's.

Leben's second fight in Birmingham (vs Munoz), he gets suspended for Painkillers.

This brings to mind the following suggestions.

1) Leben has got to quit doing completely stupid **** with respect to pharmaceuticals.

2) Leben should stop taking fights in Birmingham.

Serge Storms2011-12-03 22:54:53 +0000 #5
Leben must have nailed Pippa and left a load on her face, that's why the English keep slipping **** into his drink. God damn England!!
Spectre2011-12-04 00:03:56 +0000 #6

Originally Posted by BulldogWrestler

Good. Gives him time to get his head on straight. Painkillers is something to NOT be ****ed with.

You've obviously never watched an episode of House.



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