Last night, at UFC 168, Chris Leben lost his fourth straight UFC bout. He took on Uriah Hall and was on the defensive from the start. Hall nailed Leben with a flying knee in the opening seconds, and Leben never really recovered. Ultimately, Leben could not continue in between round 1 and 2.
Leben has looked like a shell of his former self in his last few outings. He is 1-5 in his last 6 outings, and that just does not cut it inside the UFC. Dana White has stated multiple times about how he wants to take care of Leben, but can you really keep a fighter on the roster with four straight losses?
Dana White may not have such a tough decision after all, as Leben tweeted this post-fight:
Making da drive back to sd time to start a new chapter ive laned the most strikes in da ufc it was a good run wouldnt change a thing
— Chris Leben (@cripplerufc) December 29, 2013
While that is far from an official retirement, it does seem that Leben is on his way out. Leben has nothing left to prove, as he fought valiantly throughout his career. Leben has picked up marquee wins over Wanderlei Silva, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Jorge Santiago, and many more during his illustrious career.
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