Sunday, December 5, 2021

Chris Leben Tests Postitive For Pain Killers, Suspended One Year

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

The UFC announced today that following UFC 138, which took place in Birmingham, England, Chris Leben has been suspended for one year for a positive drug test. He tested positive for the pain killers Oxycodone and Oxymorphone.

Leben lost to Mark Munoz in what was the first ever five round non-title UFC main event fight. After two rounds of action, Munoz was awarded the win via a corner stoppage.

This is not the first time Leben has run into problems with substance abuse, he has been suspended in the past for using PED's and has been arrested for DUI as well. UFC President Dana White offered his support to Leben, who has been win the company since the first season of The Ultimate Fighter:

“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. “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.”

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