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Tuesday, Mar 08, 2016

Report: Chris Leben Not Coming Out of Retirement Due to Serious Heart Condition

Chris Leben (photo via Bellator)

By FCF Staff

According to reports Chris Leben’s plans to come out of retirement and fight for Bellator, have been sidelined by the discovery that he has a heart condition.

Recently Bellator announced that it had signed the 35 year-old vet to a contract, which was contingent on him passing a medical. MMA Nytt is reporting, however, that doctors have learned that Leben has a serious heart condition. MMA Junkie.com has been informed by Leben’s team that his doctors say the fighter’s heart is only receiving 18% of the bloodflow that is considered normal.

Leben has been prescribed medication with the intention of it preventing a serious cardiac event from taking place.

The heavy handed fighter, who battled drug addiction during his fighting career, hasn’t competed since 2013.

posted by FCF Staff @ 6:39 pm
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