UFC Vet Chris Leben Ends Retirement, Signs With Bellator
By FCF Staff
Benson Henderson isn’t the only UFC veteran who Bellator has signed this week, as the promotion’s president Scott Coker has announced Chris Leben is headed to the organization.
Coker appeared on Friday’s edition of “Inside MMA“, and during the appearance he announced Leben had signed with Bellator. The promoter said that the signing will be official once Leben passes his physicals.
The 35 year-old Leben hasn’t fought since 2013 when he was stopped by Uriah Hall. The last time Leben won a bout was in 2011, when he KO’d Wanderlei Silva.
The TUF 1 cast member and heavy handed fighter recently authored the book “The Crippler: Cage Fighting and My Life on the Edge”, which documents his career and battle with substance abuse.
The fighter completed a brief jail sentence recently, after pleading guilty to several charges related to a break-and-enter incident at his estranged wife’s apartment.