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Chris Leben Announces Retirement, Hopes To Go Pro As Referee

Chris Leben has decided to step away from combat sports competition. Leben has been a longtime fan favorite. Whether he was turning in gritty performances under the UFC banner, or giving it his all in bare-knuckle boxing, "The Crippler" is well-known and respected. Fans have also been supportive of Leben...

BKFC Postpones April 11 Event Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship has made the decision to postpone its planned April 11 event. BKFC 12 was scheduled to take place inside the Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham, Alabama. Former UFC veteran Chris Leben was set to take on Marcel Stamps on the card. Also featured on the card would've...

Chris Leben Not A Fan Of Paulie Malignaggi’s Antics Ahead Of BKFC 6

The hype surrounding Paulie Malignaggi vs. Artem Lobov may lead to decent numbers for the BKFC 6 card, but Chris Leben doesn't dig the antics. Tomorrow night (June 22), BKFC 6 will be held inside the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa. In the main event, Malignaggi and Lobov...

Chris Leben Receives Replacement Opponent For BKFC 6

UFC veteran Chris Leben will remain on Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) 6. BKFC officials announced via MMA Fighting this week that Leben, who was slated to face Brennan Ward, will now face late replacement Dakota Cochrane at the June 22 event from Tampa, Florida. No details were released on...

Chris Leben Ready For War At BKFC 6, Clears The Air On Bas Rutten (Exclusive)

Chris Leben never shies away from a battle and that's what he's anticipating next month. On June 22, Leben will go one-on-one with former Bellator fighter Brennan Ward. The bout will serve as BKFC 6's co-main event. Headlining the card will be a grudge match between Paulie Malignaggi and Artem...

Chris Leben Speaks On Bas Rutten’s Involvement In WBKFF Fiasco

Chris Leben plans to sue the World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation (WBKFF) owner Tom Stankiewicz and he isn't exactly convinced that Bas Rutten is free of any blame for the promotion's controversy. WBKFF has allegedly failed to pay fighters their full purse for the Nov. 2018 event. Leben is suing...

Chris Leben is Fighting Again Because ‘Combat Sports is My Life’

Chris Leben has always been a fighter. Long before he was an original cast member on the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, Leben grew up fighting and it’s just always been something in his blood. For the better part of 11 years, Leben dedicated his life to fighting until some tough losses and...

Chris Leben On BKFC Debut: My Power is Still There

Chris Leben makes his Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) debut on April 6 and could not be more ready according to the former UFC middleweight. Leben stepped away from MMA in 2014 after suffering four losses in a row, the last one to Uriah Hall in December of 2013. After taking some time...

Chris Leben Files Lawsuit Against WBKFF

The World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation (WBKFF) screwed over a lot of fighters after its inaugural event. The show went down on November 10th and featured the likes of former UFC stars Chris Leben, Johny Hendricks, Phil Baroni, and more. Initially, former NFL star Shawne Merriman was in agreement to fight on the card....

Chris Leben Discusses Role As MMA Referee

Its been a great month for former UFC middleweight competitor Chris Leben. Leben made his return to fighting action at a bare-knuckle boxing event. He fought fellow former UFC star, Phil Baroni. Leben, whose new lifestyle seems to have reenergized the 38-year-old, finished Baroni in the first round. After the...

Chris Leben Has High Hopes For WBKFF’s Future

Chris Leben believes the world of bare knuckle fighting has a long and healthy future. Leben headlined the first World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation (WBKFF) event earlier this month. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight took on Phil Baroni in a light heavyweight clash. Leben earned a first-round TKO...

Chris Leben Speaks On TKO Win Over Phil Baroni At WBKFF 1

Chris Leben has issued a statement following a successful return to combat sports. Last night (Nov. 9), Leben made his bare-knuckle boxing debut. "The Crippler" took on fellow Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Phil Baroni. The light heavyweight clash headlined the first World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation (WBKFF) event. Chris Leben...

WBKFF 1 Highlights: Chris Leben Finishes Phil Baroni In Bizarre Fight

Chris Leben did exactly what he had to do at the first World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation (WBKFF) event, but Phil Baroni struggled big time. In the main event of WBKFF 1, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) competitors Leben and Baroni collided. The bout was contested at light heavyweight. The...

WBKFF 1 Results: Chris Leben Stops Phil Baroni, Johny Hendricks Knocked Out

UPDATE: WBKFF 1 is in the books. Chris Leben stopped Phil Baroni in the opening round. Meanwhile, Johny Hendricks suffered a knockout loss The World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation (WBKFF) is set for its first event. Tonight (Nov. 9), former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veterans Chris Leben and Phil Baroni will...

Former UFC Middleweight Chris Leben Explains Why He’s Fighting Again

Chris Leben may be returning under different circumstances, but a fight is a fight. Leben will be competing tonight (Nov. 9) at the first World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation event. "The Crippler" will go one-on-one with another former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran in Phil Baroni. The bout will be...