UFC News: Chris Leben Signs Multi-Fight Deal

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According to MMAJunkie, former “The Ultimate Fighter” season 1 veteran, Chris Leben has signed a two year multi-fight contract to fight in the UFC.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has confirmed that the new deal will pay him $25,000 “to show” and $25,000 as a “win bonus” for each fight of the new deal. (The figures were first revealed in his MySpace interview.) Leben had been making just $10,000 to show and $10,000 to win since his official UFC debut in April 2005.

Last year Leben threatened to leave the UFC in favor of Hawaii’s ICON Sport ,if his pay was not increased. Leben currently coaches and trains at the ICON Sport fitness center in Honolulu Hawaii.

Chris Leben takes on Alessio Sakara at UFC 82 on March 1 from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

9 Comments

  1. rhinox

    February 12, 2008 at 6:30 am

    I am glad to see that they are willing to raise the pay of their midlevel fighters.

  2. derek

    February 12, 2008 at 7:15 am

    ok that sounds a lot better. $25K min per fight, and leben usually fights 3 times a year. so he'll be making at least $75K and at most,150K… excluding the endorsements he gets, the ladies he gets, and his trainer job in hawaii.

  3. roy

    February 12, 2008 at 10:11 am

    he is a tough guy and always puts on a show i am glad they resigned him now they need to resign aa.

  4. BRANDON

    February 12, 2008 at 10:12 am

    I think they should give him $30,000 a fight because he is a streaky fighter who goes through 3 wins then 3 losses…but im glad he's getting a raise

  5. robert

    February 12, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Stay in the UFC where the competition's a little easier!

  6. derek

    February 12, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    competition easier? haha. best one i heard all night. tell that to fedor! what other big names are there in m1? chris leben has anderson silva, dan henderson, rich franklin… and possibly a sober evan tanner in the 185 divison.

  7. tom

    February 13, 2008 at 12:42 am

    hell yeah thats my boy

  8. madmon69

    February 13, 2008 at 3:41 am

    Don' forget guys last time leben talked shit about those "other guys in japan or whereever their from" he got his knocked the fukkkeedd out by the Spider "baby".

  9. roy

    February 13, 2008 at 3:57 am

    if leben uses all of his skills he should have no problem but if he stands and bangs with this guy he is giving him a better chance to win.

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