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  • 12-04-2013, 08:58 PM
    Cat--Smasher
    UFC 168: 'Gritty' Chris Leben plans to 'break' Uriah Hall

    Leben gave his take on implications of the pivotal bout (via Bleacher Report):

    "After what Dana said about his last fight, Hall is definitely in a must-win situation. We both kind of are, and that's what makes this fight exciting. It seems like this is one of those fights where the winner stays, and the loser walks. It feels like that kind of a deal. This is definitely a match up for the fans. We are polar opposites, Uriah Hall and I. He's athletic. He's fancy, but when the going gets tough, sometimes Hall gets going. I'm the dead opposite. There isn't anything fancy about my game. I'm not the most athletic fighter in the world. I've won so many fights I should have lost on sheer grit alone. And I know that. I know that coming into this fight it is going to be straight punches and basics that win this fight for me. It's going to be moving forward and forcing this guy to continue to fight and hopefully somewhere along the line we are going to break him. We are going to get him out in that deep water, and he's going to fail to keep his head above."
  • 12-02-2013, 07:17 AM
    KevoOnTheRadio
    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    The only Leben fight I still want to see is a rematch with Swick. For most of their UFC careers, Swick would have killed him--justifying Leben ducking him like Georgie Bush Jr. ducked thrown shoeses--but with Swick's decline in health and mega-layoffs, the balance has shifted and it's a competitive fight again. If Leben is finally becoming "the man he's meant to be" [what is he, mid-thirties] and grows the stones to take it, it might be what Swick needs to come out of semi-retirement.

    rh
  • 12-02-2013, 12:47 AM
    Sniggles
    Uriah Hall got thrown under the bus against Howard. Too soon for him to get a vet like Doomsday.
  • 12-02-2013, 12:02 AM
    K1NG P3NN
    This should be a slugfest.
  • 11-29-2013, 07:07 PM
    lwbrewer
    That sounds like a great fight rh. It always hurt a little watching Swick lose. Leben I enjoy'd many of his fights,but since most of his problems repeatably have been self induced I don't care that much.
  • 11-29-2013, 06:09 PM
    rivethead
    The only Leben fight I still want to see is a rematch with Swick. For most of their UFC careers, Swick would have killed him--justifying Leben ducking him like Georgie Bush Jr. ducked thrown shoeses--but with Swick's decline in health and mega-layoffs, the balance has shifted and it's a competitive fight again. If Leben is finally becoming "the man he's meant to be" [what is he, mid-thirties] and grows the stones to take it, it might be what Swick needs to come out of semi-retirement.

    rh
  • 11-29-2013, 03:03 PM
    HillbillyDeluxe
    Hope Crippler crumbles Hall! been a Chris Leben fan for awhile, just hate seeing him fail and be unsuccessful. Hope he's got his mind right and took the training seriously for this fight
  • 11-29-2013, 02:29 PM
    grambino
    I love a good redemption story and tend to root for people who've had to overcome difficult situations. My only concern here is his idea that bad things happened to him because of a larger grand plan. I do a lot of work getting recovering addicts clean and back to work and he sounds like every other guy that repeatedly falls off the wagon.

    I think it's great that he believes his past transgressions can shape his future, I just hope he has a firm grasp that he did all this to himself because he chose to and not because he's a victim of predetermined destiny.
  • 11-29-2013, 10:28 AM
    The8thPlague
    I'd much rather see Hall cut than Leben.
  • 11-29-2013, 10:14 AM
    disposableassassin
    I hope the best for my boy. War crippler.
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