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  • 07-09-2013, 07:17 PM
    H0SS
    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    Nate Wilcox changed the picture and emailed me back. Decent guy. Stellar move.
    Wow. That really was decent of him.
  • 07-09-2013, 03:08 PM
    Sakara=Excitement
    http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2013/07/...areer-setback/

    UFC middleweight Chris Leben spent a year on the sidelines based on painkiller abuse leading up to a 2011 tilt with Mark Munoz. Though Leben’s mind may be in a better place since cleaning up his life, his future in the Octagon has never looked shakier after losing both of his bouts since the suspension including a Split Decision stumble to Andrew Craig at UFC 162.

    Fortunately, it sounds like Leben has no interest in turning to illegal substances to numb the pain of a three-fight losing streak.
    “Well, I didn’t get the comeback story, but I promise you there will be no relapse story,” wrote Leben on Twitter. “Gonna stay strong & continue on the path.”
    The 32-year old “Crippler” is now 22-10 in his career. Seventeen of his wins have come via stoppage though it’s been two years since Leben’s last victory.
  • 07-09-2013, 10:35 AM
    Sniggles
    Nate Wilcox changed the picture and emailed me back. Decent guy. Stellar move.
  • 07-09-2013, 05:59 AM
    Esox Express
    I rarely/never laugh out loud at things I read, but after reading the title and then seeing the picture... I lost it. Politically incorrect on their part? Perhaps. Hilarious to a cynical asshole such as myself? Absolutely.
  • 07-09-2013, 05:18 AM
    carbondioxide830
    as someone who takes pain pills recreationally, this surprises me. while i am an avid user/abuser, i do not agree/support these type of exemptions any more than ones for testosterone.
  • 07-09-2013, 04:31 AM
    Sniggles
    I emailed Nate Wilcox, hopefully he changes the picture. Whether he believes it or not, his articles effect how others percieve these fighters. For him to post a picture of Leben that looks like he is stoned and out of it is rather disgusting to me.

    Sure Leben has done things that most people wouldn't do, but he has personal struggles against himself which we can all relate to. Leben is an imperfect person as are we all. To mock someone who is trying to better themselves is pathetic. To say, "we have heard this all before" is also pathetic. It is easy to be the critic on someone's life but is even harder to understand someone. People don't put that effort forth very often.

    I know I struggle with being more thoughtful in my words to others, but everyday I hope that I get better in how I interact with you guys. Sometimes some personal anger from my life seeps in my posts, and I regret it, which is why I often edit my posts. I'd like to be a better poster like Miz, who is always very thoughtful in how he deals with other people.

    tl;dr words effect others more than one might think in the moment

    Quote Originally Posted by Sakara=Excitement View Post
    Umm you can get a TUE for weed.
    If it's for a reason other than enjoying getting high.
  • 07-09-2013, 04:16 AM
    Sakara=Excitement
    Quote Originally Posted by trustkill View Post
    UFC 162: Chris Leben Gets TUE for Opiod Suboxone





    The following diatribe is a criticism of the NSAC, not Leben for taking Suboxone to stay sober: It's flipping crazy that you can get a TUE for Testosterone or Opiods but not medical marijuana, and even if you have a state-issued medical marijuana card.

    PS: Is it a low blow by SB Nation to use such a shitty picture of Leben? You're supposed to encourage and support sobriety, assholes.
    Umm you can get a TUE for weed.
  • 07-09-2013, 04:07 AM
    H0SS
    Quote Originally Posted by trustkill View Post
    PS: Is it a low blow by SB Nation to use such a shitty picture of Leben? You're supposed to encourage and support sobriety, assholes.
    You know, I was thinking the same thing as soon as I saw that picture. That was a dick move by Bloody Elbow.
  • 07-09-2013, 02:21 AM
    Rise
    Quote Originally Posted by trustkill View Post



    The following diatribe is a criticism of the NSAC, not Leben for taking Suboxone to stay sober: It's flipping crazy that you can get a TUE for Testosterone or Opiods but not medical marijuana, and even if you have a state-issued medical marijuana card.

    Nothing stopping fighters from getting a TUE for medical marijuana use all they need to do is fill out the appropriate paperwork in the state they are fighting and have proof of a need for it. Only thing that got a guy like Diaz suspended for it was his own incompetence as well his manager.
  • 07-09-2013, 02:12 AM
    Fe1
    Quote Originally Posted by Cat--Smasher View Post
    Sad to hear but glad to hear he is still clean from illegal or banned substances.

    Might be time for Leben to take a long, hard look at his career and future health.
    ^^This.

    Ideally he would be able to compete without any help from pharmaceuticals but if the doctors and the commission are ok with it than I don't see a problem with it. I would however like him to get to a point with his health where he doesn't need meds.
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