Yoshihiro Akiyama Can Expect No Spinning Back Kicks From Chris Leben

Yoshihiro Akiyama Can Expect No Spinning Back Kicks From Chris Leben

“Stand and Bang”, Chris Leben is not shy in stating what his plan is for “Sexyama” Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 116. Leben took this fight on short notice after Wanderlei Silva was forced to withdraw with injuries.


  1. Eric

    June 30, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    There are a few things about Leben that bug me, but I suppose the main thing is that he sees himself as a Crowd Pleaser and a KO Fighter, he is neither. I would say that he is a Striker, but ever since his start on TUF he has claimed to be this big Knock Out artist and the only fighters I've seen him KO are bums. His bouts with good fighters are usually boring snooze fests with lots of missed roundhouses and jabs, and after that Steroid fiasco, I think most MMA fans see him as a cheater, but regardless of his Chemical advantage, he was still ineffective vs. Bisping, and that was a boring to tears fight. At the end of the bout he began motioning for Bisping to come in closer so Leben could hit him, but I saw that as being a pathetic display by a limited fighter that could not engage his opponent. "The Crippler"?

    No, not even close.

  2. Coker

    July 1, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Have all the steroids drained from his body? I'd hate to think he was cheating again versus Akiyama, they should have banned him from the sport the first time.

    I hate cheaters like Chris Leben!

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