Originally Posted by Masscore
I think the worse thing that happened to Leben was that he started to buy into all the hype that was around him. That he was a grade A striker and that he could hang with the best at 185. But Silva proved to everyone what Leben really is, a 2nd tier fighter that got a lot of hype. I'm still kind of laughing at all the posts that said Leben could run with Franklin and Tanner. I think the Silva fight opened everyone's eyes that Leben still has a lot of work to do before he can step into the ring with Franklin. I also don't see Silva up there in Franklin's league either. He should have to fight Tanner to see who fights Franklin. And I don't see him beating Tanner. But back Leben, a fight with Koscheck again would be a big mistake for him because I believe Koscheck would win that fight. Right now he needs an easier match so that he can build his confidence back up.
He believed he was a grade A striker before he was hyped by anyone. Did you watch TUF1?