Chris Leben Training In Hard Times

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Updated: June 18, 2008

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Chris Leben still found time to train during a short stint in the in County Jail, for a parol violation on 2004 DUI charge.

“As soon as I started to do anything, everyone was like ‘what are you doing?…..Training martial arts probably isn’t the best thing to do around a bunch of felons.”

“I told the guys it’s a blood choke, so you don’t have to squeeze hard……So I was just kind of choking him with one arm while he’s standing up. And I told him just tap when you start to feel like you’re going to pass out. Well, he didn’t tap, and at the time I’m going wow, this guy’s pretty tough, I’m surprised he hasn’t tapped yet. He just drops to the floor in the cell.

“Now I’m standing there with 20 prisoners around and they’re freaking out. This guy’s laying there, snoring like crazy. I’m like ‘it’s all right, it’s all right,’ then I realize they have cameras in here. I’ve just choked this guy out in jail — I could get in trouble for this. I kept telling them, ‘he’s fine, he’s fine,’ and it took this guy a minute to wake up. Finally he woke up and we had a laugh, and luckily I didn’t get in any trouble for it. That was beginning and the ending of my inmate coaching career.”

“I’m more or less someone who’s got a few issues,…..It made me realize I should have just taken care of it. You’ve got 150 students who want to know where you’re at; you’ve got a top-level fight you’re missing. You need to be taking care of yourself. It gave me a lot of time to evaluate my life.”

TG: CageToday Reader “Roy”

4 Comments

  1. tom

    June 18, 2008 at 5:41 am

    i know chris will come back stronger then ever

  2. steve

    June 18, 2008 at 5:46 am

    I wonder who he plans to fight maybe Bisping will fight him?? That is a fight I was really looking forward to.

  3. roy

    June 18, 2008 at 6:31 am

    yes i want to see leben vs bisping, that should be a war.

  4. STEVEO

    June 18, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    I would like to see leben stop kicking his own ass and get his life together. Make up your mind are you going to be an idiot or a fighter, just get off the fence one way or the other. Choking guys in jail…..Genius.

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