UFC News: Chris Leben Fails UFC 89 Drug Test

Dave Meltzer is reporting that UFC Middleweight fighter Chris “The Crippler” Leben has faielda  UFC administered drug test following his loss to Michael Bisping at UFC 89.  The apparent drug that Leben tested positve for is a drug called Stanazolol. 

The UFc has suspended Leben for nine months and fined him 1/3 of his fight purse.  Here is UFC president Dana White’s comments on Leben’s suspension and failed drug test:

I am obviously disappointed with Chris, who has made great strides getting his life back on track.  To his credit, he has taken responsibility for his actions and is accepting the punishment that has been handed down. But as always, the UFC puts the safety of its athletes first and foremost, and we won’t tolerate anyone using performance enhancing drugs in our organization.

Leben has tried to get his life together and claims to be alcohol free, but he certainly isn’t substance free.  This is a big set back for Chris who had a good showing against Michael Bisping at UFC 89.  Here are Leben’s comments by way of Yahoo! Sports.

I’ve really done everything I can to turn my life around. And this is a huge setback for me. But it’s something I will have to deal with. During my time off from fighting, I want to speak to kids about the dangers of using performance enhancing agents and let them know it just doesn’t get you ahead in life. Of course, this is a hard hit for me monetarily, but more so this is embarrassing for me and for all my fans.

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