Sunday, December 4, 2022

Chris Leben Talks Changing Game Plan After Anderson Silva Loss

Following a brutal beat down by the current UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, Chris Leben, who is riding a three fight win streak talks a strategy change following that loss:

“I started changing my style after the Anderson Silva fight when it became pretty obvious that I couldn't go out all guns blazing and expect to beat elite fighters. I needed to pick my shots better and have a more adaptable game. My coach Burt Richardson has really helped with this – he's got me to mix up my striking with more technical brawling and my ground game, which despite what some people think has always been pretty good. It took me a while to get a handle on these changes – I lost a couple of fights after Silva, but it's really paying off now, I feel as if I'm a more technical fighter and can respond quicker and more intelligently than before.”