All-Star Ultimate Fighter Now that the UFC has done their all female edition of the Ultimate Fighter there really isn’t much left for them to do to differently on the show. They could bring in another heavyweight edition. The biggest weight class in the UFC is also the thinnest. But one thing they’ve never done … Read more
Former UFC middleweight Chris “The Crippler” Leben retired early this year after spending nearly a decade fighting inside the Octagon. The Ultimate Fighter season one contestant went on to put together a 12-10 run in the UFC winning six fight night bonuses in the process. Despite 22 fights in pro MMA’s premiere organization and all the bonuses he’d won, Leben posted on Twitter today that the UFC left him “broken with nothing” and he wished he’d been a truck driver instead.
Backstage footage of Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva’s epic rematch is mostly what you will get out of the newest vlog from our friend Dana White. If Matt Serra’s voice and jovial spirit aren’t enough to keep you watching the entire 14 plus minutes, than you should evaluate your love for MMA. We get to see the the stitching of Bobby Voelker’s head as well as a distraught Chris Leben in defeat.
Longtime UFC middleweight scrapper Chris “The Crippler” Leben (22-11) announced his retirement from professional mixed martial arts competition on Monday. On Tuesday “The Crippler” took to Facebook to thank his supporters and let them know that he will still be involved in MMA, coaching and cornering young fighters out of Victory MMA & Fitness in San Diego.
After more than a decade of fighting MMA as a professional, The Ultimate Fighter season 1 veteran Chris Leben (22-11) has announced his retirement. UFC fans may recall Leben quit on his stool between rounds following a brutal first round against Uriah Hall at UFC 168 back in December. The loss marked Leben’s fourth straight defeat.
Dana White joined FOX Sports Live to talk about UFC 168. White talks about a focused Anderson Silva and a confident Chris Weidman. When asked if the first fight was a fluke, White says that Weidman has punching power. When he talks about the fight he talks about his excitement for the whole card he says the only thing that he thinks about is the middleweight title fight.
The hype is swirling around the two championship bouts on this weekend’s UFC 168 event but aside from those there are several interesting bouts that you should take notice of. A win to close out 2013 could propel some of these athletes further up the ladder in their respective divisions while a loss could have some adding changes to their New Year’s resolutions. Let’s take a look at three fights that may have been flying under the radar.
The next UFC event will arguably be the biggest event of the year when UFC 168 takes place on Saturday, December 28, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event will feature the epic rematch between UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman as he’ll be out to prove that his KO win over former champion Anderson Silva wasn’t a fluke earlier this year.
UFC President Dana White recently released his latest video blog as the promotion readies for its brand new debut on the upcoming Fox Sports 1 channel on August 17. He took viewers behind the scenes of the memorable UFC 162 event which saw long time UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva get knocked out in a huge upset against Chris Weidman. Also, footage with Frankie Edgar, Chris Leben, Cub Swanson, and Mark Munoz can be found below as well