Monday, November 3, 2008

Chris Leben Tests Positive for Steroids, Suspended Nine Months


"The Crippler" has tested positive for the banned substance and anabolic agent stanozolol. Leben will be suspended nine months from fighting and have to forfeit one-third of his UFC 89 purse according to UFC.com.

“I’ve really done everything I can to turn my life around, and this is a huge setback for me, but it is something I will have to deal with. During my time off from fighting, I want to speak to kids about the dangers of using performance enhancing agents and let them know it just doesn’t get you ahead in life. Of course this is a hard hit for me monetarily, but more so this is embarrassing for me and for all of my fans. I apologize to the UFC and everyone who supported me in my fight in England. I hope to work through this and get back to fighting soon.”


Obviously some terrible news for everyone involved, but hey if you cheat you should pay the price. Anytime this happens, especially in the premier MMA organization on the planet, its a black mark on the sport.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

hahahahaha and he still lost.

Anonymous said...

Wow... lot of good it did him. I wonder if he feels like it was worth it.

Anonymous said...

im actually not surprised...he looked like he was on the juice in the bisping fight. he wasnt much larger or anything, his neck was thicker and he looked less natural.

Anonymous said...

fag. was beginning to like u... but OVERTURNED.

U juice monkey faggit. You still got beat by a legit athlete without steroids.

stupid idiot

Teunis said...

weak... and all that crap about his "changed life" and tough training in Hawaii during the lead in to his last fight. what crap. No wonder he lost. he knew he was cheating and didn't even deserve to be there.

Anonymous said...

you fans shouldn't be so disappointed or angry at this fighter at all. MOST fighters use performance enhancing drugs, they just finish the cycle early enough for it not to be detected.
These fighters will do ANYTHING to get an edge over their opponent, you should all know that by bow. And you don't have to appear especially big or ripped to be on the juice. Nobody was surprised to hear Sean Sherk was juicing, forgetting that regular-looking Hermes Franca was on it too.

This is a terribly demanding sport, fellas, and this is what happens. And it happens a LOT more often that you'd think.

Anonymous said...

lol, I knew he was a turd ever since day one on TUF.

Anonymous said...

and he still coudln't get close to bisping,

Anonymous said...

do you think lesnar is natural, no but he will fight for title. In this sport many fighters are not natural, and have made success.

Anonymous said...

All the UFC athletes are on gear!

mom said...

he should be kicked out of the ufc.

Anonymous said...

Learn how to spell before you use words of hate, little boy.

As for the fight itself, all Bisping did was run and dance the whole contest. Liben's mistake was not taking him to the ground more often. For anyone who thinks Bisping's grandma powered fists are ready for Silva, they're a fucking moron.

I give credit to Liben for at least taking steps to be a more mature person. This will hopefully be a big learning lesson to him and to many of the fighters in UFC.

Anonymous said...

he needs to take some lessons from lesner on how not to get caught

Anonymous said...

to the guy who said ''you need to learn how to spell before you use words of hate, little boy'' you actually spelt leben's name wrong! lol

also no one is saying that bisping is ready for silva, even he admits this,

plus bisping has stopped loads of fighters, and i would put my house on him being able to knock you out! the fact is leben just has an exceptionally good chin and very heavy hands, therefore bisping couldn't stand toe to toe with him,

this was always going to be bispings game plan and maybe leben should have worked harder on his footwork and closing the ring off,
when he did take bisping down he just got straight back up, but he should still have tried it more,

you say ''all Bisping did was run and dance the whole contest'' well then you must get kicked out of a lot of clubs if thats how you dance mate

how can you give credit to leben? for bullshitting about turning his life around when he was cheating all along? everybody saying how great shape leben was in before the fight, i wonder why? in my opinion he is simply a cheat and lets hope he straightens him self out for real this time rather than just pretending to

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Brett said...

FIRST OF ALL BISPING SUCKS HARD!!! HE DROPPED TO THIS WEIGHT CLASS TO DO WHAT? BEAT SILVA? HA! SECONDLY FOR ALL YOU DUMBBELLS OUT THERE...PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS ARE USED IN EVER SPORT FROM AMATUR TO PROFFESIONAL SPORTS. STEROIDS STILL DO NOT TAKE THE PLACE OF HARD TRAINING AND FOOD. STEROIDS HELP RECOVERY NOT THE BUILDING ASPECT SO, LEARN MORE ABOUT A SUBJECT BEFORE GIVING YOUR 2 CENTS THAT ARENT EVEN WORTH 1 CENT IDIOTS. ANYONE WHO THINKS JUICE WILL MAKE YOU HUGE NO MATTER WHAT IS AN IDIOT! IF YOU TAKE JUICE AND DONT TRAIN YOU'LL LOOK LIKE YOU DONT TRAIN. CHRIS I STILL RESPECT THAT HE HAS BEEN SOBER FOR THAT LONG AND LIKE I SAID STEROIDS DIODNT EVEN HELPO IN THE FIGHT, SO WHY IS EVERYONE MAD? CAUSE THERE IGNORANT, OR UNKNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT IT.