He’s had a long and fruitful career full of ups and downs, and now **Chris Leben is calling it quits.**

“The Crippler” officially announced his retirement from MMA competition today on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour“, saying that, “These guys now, they are just a different breed of athlete than I am.”

One such athlete was Uriah Hall, who defeated Leben at UFC 168 on December 28, 2013. It was the TUF 1 veteran’s last fight in the Octagon, and it saw Leben take a beating at the hands of the TUF 17 star and quit on his stool before the second round could commence. The loss was Leben’s fourth in a row, with his last win coming via knockout over Wanderlei Silva at UFC 132 on July 2, 2011.

In 22 UFC appearances, Leben amassed a record of 12-10 (his overall record was 22-11).

Although he never won his season of The Ultimate Fighter, Leben was a memorable character who made a mark on the sport as an iron-chinned, iron-fisted brawler who’d bang with anyone. **His spectacular wins – and losses – will undoubtedly grace the UFC’s highlight reels forever.**

Hats off to Leben’s career, but it was definitely his time to call it quits.

Nooo…. One of my favorite A good future for one of the greats!

Hopefully he doesn’t fall back to old habits

Smart move. Thanks for the history. Stay clean. Best of luck kid!

Raúl Cambranis Arjona

He should!!!

At least he kicked Wandy’s ass! LOL

He should retire with a win at last, not with a bunch of losses, anyway !

Alan Roby

Right time for him. Been is some great fights. A warrior!

maybe he can teach kids how to brawl lol

He said as much on FB right after his last fight, he made clear comments about finding a new path to walk.

Much respect to him, always entertained his fans. Hope he enjoys his retirement and has much success.

Crippler!!!

Good luck to chris. Will miss his fights. He was always intertaining

Thank you for always leaving it in the octagon and some of rhe sickest fights ever

good call…guy had game though

Good

Best TUF housemate ever and some sick fights esp his smashing of Wandi he has alot to be proud of. Hope he stays around the UFC in some form

Thank god way to long overdue

One of my all time favorites and sad to see him go.

He had a great career had awesome fights always stepped up…good luck

Not many fighters can say they knocked out the axe man !! Take care!

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he needed to after that last ass kickin he took!

Love this guy! Had a good run since Ultimate Fighter

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