Following an all out brawl in the main event at UFC 138 in Birmingham, England against Mark Munoz, Chris “The Crippler” Leben has reportedly failed his post fight drug test for the second time. The drugs found in his body were Oxycodone and Oxymorphone, powerful painkillers with addictive traits similar to morphine. coincidentally Leben’s last failed drug test also took place in Birmingham, following a loss to Michael Bisping. Here is what Leben had to say regarding the failed drug test.
“I would like to make it known that I fully accept this suspension and apologize for embarrassing the UFC, my friends and family, and sport of mixed martial arts. I’m learning that I’m my own worst enemy sometimes. I can’t succeed in the Octagon or in life behaving this way. I’ve got to make some real changes over the next year and I’m going to focus on getting my life and career back on track. Again, I’m sorry to the UFC and fans that’ve supported me since my days on The Ultimate Fighter.”
UFC President Dana White has made it clear that Zuffa will assist Leben in any way they can.
“I like Chris and I want him to do well, but based on his actions, he’s been suspended for one year. If he needs professional help, we are going to be there for him,” said White. “We want to see him succeed not only in the Octagon, but in his personal life.”