Chris Leben Fails Drug Test, Suspended For Nine Months

chris leben knocked out cold

chris leben knocked out cold

Chris “The Crippler” Leben has tested positive for Stanazolol following his fight with Michael Bisping at UFC 89 in Birmingham, England, according to the WrestlingObserver. Leben has apparently admitted to taking the steroid, but thought it would be cleared from his system by fight time.

Leben has been suspended for nine months and fined one third of his fight purse by the UFC. Test and fines were imposed by the UFC since the UK has no formal athletic commission overseeing these maters.

Stanazolol is a synthetic anabolic steroid derived from testosterone, commonly used by athletes to build muscle without gaining weight.

Made official by the UFC,

Chris Leben:

“I’ve really done everything I can to turn my life around … And this is a huge setback for me. But it’s 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 my fans.”

Dana White responds:

“I am obviously disappointed with Chris, who has made great strides getting his life back on track … To his credit, he has taken responsibility for his actions and is accepting the punishment that has been handed down. But as always, the UFC puts the safety of its athletes first and foremost, and we won’t tolerate anyone using performance enhancing drugs in our organization.”


  1. TIM

    November 3, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Another one bites the dust….too bad i liked watching him fight but you have to stick to the rules.

  2. Pal T

    November 3, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Disappointed in chris i thought he finally grew up

  3. dane drebin

    November 3, 2008 at 8:46 am


  4. Nate Fury

    November 3, 2008 at 9:33 am

    I thought Leben was in the best mind set in his career and the most focused he has ever been? This is a joke! I can't believe he would do this!

  5. Jake

    November 3, 2008 at 10:55 am

    See you in Strikeforce next year.

  6. Oswald Gobblecock

    November 3, 2008 at 11:03 am

    No wonder he flexed those punches off. lol

  7. kom34

    November 3, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    that was dumb but at least he fessed up to it. i hate when fighters try a fake appeal just to save face.

  8. Businessman

    November 3, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    I told you guys he is a joke. He was in the best shap of his life and how did he get that way? Even then he got his ass handed to him. What a loser!

  9. zalbag

    November 3, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    I think Chris leben seems like an affliction guy at this point.

  10. steve

    November 3, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Ha that wouldnt be a bad idea but ufc still can put him in some fights. He isnt done in the ufc just yet i dont think. I wouldnt mind seeing him fight Cote in a rematch in about 8 months but until then maybe justtrain hard and stay in shape while he is suspended.

  11. Ryan S

    November 3, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Yeah, this is stupid. I wouldn't say he got his ass handed to him. I hope he can bounce back

  12. STEVEO

    November 3, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    When is Dana gonna just cut bait with this idiot, sweet you get one fight out of him every year cause he does something retarded. What a waste.

  13. roy

    November 4, 2008 at 3:40 am

    very dissapointing i remember him in that video with sanchez and kos accusing alves of juicing and he was, what a idiot.

  14. TIM

    November 4, 2008 at 5:33 am

    I know….

  15. TIM

    November 4, 2008 at 5:33 am

    He must be the one of the dumbest fighters today.

  16. Morey

    November 4, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    I forgot about the Reunion. Yeah he was bashing Alves about steroids. But guess what, Alves passed and he didn't. He's a good fighter but he'll never fight for the belt.

  17. sy

    December 7, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    big respect bisping for wining

    leben lay off the juice ul endup growing tits

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