UFC middleweight fighter Chris Leben has been sentenced to 35 days in jail for violating his probation on an old DUI conviction. This news comes just a month before Leben is expected to take on Michael Bisping at UFC 85 “Back to Bedlam” on June 7, in London, England.
Leben is expected to be released on May 27, 2008, just 12 days before his fight in London, England. Leben, has been in jail since April 30th and will be given credit for jail time already served.
“The Crippler” turned himself in on April 30 to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office in Portland, to avoid problems obtaining a visa for his fight.
It has been confirmed with UFC the Michael Bisping vs. Chris Leben match is off. Joe Silva had already had a back-up plan in case Leben wasn’t able to do the fight. UFC expected Leben to be released today. At this point we can’t confirm a replacement.
The UFC has announced that Michael Bisping will now face Jason Day at UFC 85. Jason Day is coming off a TKO victory over Alan Belcher at UFC 83.