Chris Leben Explains Steroid Use, Looks Forward to Turning The Page

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emfleek
8/20/09 8:26:22AM
After a nine-month suspension for using steroids, UFC middleweight Chris Leben is soon to return to action. Usually in a situation like that, a fighter would have to worry about negative public reaction to his comeback, but in this case, Leben is likely to be hailed like a conquering hero, as the 29-year-old veteran has the good fortune of returning at UFC 102 in his hometown of Portland, Oregon.

The match itself, however will not be easy; Leben (18-6) will take on former three-time NCAA wrestling national champion Jake Rosholt as a featured bout on the televised card.

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Nightmare27
8/20/09 9:37:53AM
Glad to see him back in the cage. Hopefully he can keep it on the feet. Should be a great fight.
Aaronno9
8/20/09 10:01:16AM
Hopefully he gets taken down and gets his lips elbowed off. Then gets cut like he deserves.

Cant see it happening though, I see him scoring a pretty quick K.O.
BMF
8/20/09 10:18:10AM
Wow those are some harsh words for Leben.

Irish_Pride
8/20/09 12:07:22PM
Glad to see Chris back. He made a mistake by taking steroids and hopefully he is over it and can now move on. I would love to see him get in that cage and get a quick win.
emfleek
8/20/09 12:09:15PM

Posted by Irish_Pride

Glad to see Chris back. He made a mistake by taking steroids and hopefully he is over it and can now move on. I would love to see him get in that cage and get a quick win.



Ditto. At least he owned up to it and didn't use the, "I never knowingly took ____" excuse like most do.
wrona666
8/20/09 12:10:03PM
Roshalt has shown in the WEC that he can take a beating.....I don't think this is going to be the easy win everyone thinks it is going to be......Im taking Roshalt UD.....
emfleek
8/20/09 12:11:09PM

Posted by wrona666

Roshalt has shown in the WEC that he can take a beating.....I don't think this is going to be the easy win everyone thinks it is going to be......Im taking Roshalt UD.....



Who's saying it's going to be an easy win?
fizzle
8/20/09 12:30:47PM
Roshalt can grind this one out for sure, but equally likely is Leben separating Roshalt's head from his body with a devastating KO. Its hard to say which combatant will be able to impose their game plan, I just hope Roshalt is telling him to go for the take down immediately because Roshalt's striking is painful to watch, hopefully he has sharpened up in that area and become a more well rounded fighter.
loller90278
8/20/09 1:02:14PM
two of the hardest jaws in the division square off... hopefully leben can sprawl and brawl his way to a victory. hes the reason i started watching TUF and ultimately the UFC (pride nuthugger for life)
jae_1833
8/20/09 1:39:24PM

Posted by Aaronno9

Hopefully he gets taken down and gets his lips elbowed off. Then gets cut like he deserves.

Cant see it happening though, I see him scoring a pretty quick K.O.



Have no fear bro, tell us how you really feel!

I think this is a dangerous fight for Chris in that he has not done well against superb wrestlers. However if Jake for one second thinks he can stand with Leben then it's over.....fast!
emfleek
8/20/09 1:43:26PM
Leben's got a decent sprawl so hopefully he can stuff a few takedowns and keep it standing. Or maybe land a knee on Rosholt's kisser.
Giant_Ochai
8/21/09 4:02:33PM
I won't support a cheater. Go Rosholt.
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