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UFC fighter Chris Leben arrested for DUI

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Chris Leben, who recently signed to fight Michael Bisping at UFC 85, was arrested in Oregon on Wednesday for driving under the influence and was placed in jail for violation of his probation, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

As of late Wednesday evening, Leben remained behind bars.

A representative from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Leben will go before a judge at 3 p.m. on Thursday. It was determined upon his booking that he was not eligible for bail because of the probation violation, according to the representative.

Leben (18-4 MMA, 8-3 UFC), 27, most recently defeated Alessio Sakara in March at UFC 82. After Chuck Liddell was forced to pull out of a UFC 85 main-event bout with Rashad Evans, the UFC booked fights between Leben and Bisping, as well as Matt Hughes and Thiago Alves. The popular fighter found his way to the UFC via the first season of the UFC reality series, "The Ultimate Fighter."

There's no word how and if the arrest may impact his June 7 fight with Bisping.


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Post #1   5/1/08 12:13:39AM   

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I thought he quit drinking

Post #2   5/1/08 12:14:06AM   

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That's what I thought, but crap he just screwed up big time. I thought he was getting his stuff back together and was becoming a contender again.

Hopefully this doesnt effect the bisping fight.

Post #3   5/1/08 12:15:21AM   

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i knew this guy was no good as soon as i layed my eyes on him.

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A DUI is Driving under influence which usually refers to drugs; a DWI is driving while intoxicated. so he was on some sort of drug which is stupid since he is not only on probation but a pro athlete

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Why? Because he was CAUGHT drinking and driving. 25% of the US population drinks and drives, that doesn't make them bad people...it just means they made a bad...and incoherent decision.

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Wow this sucks I hope he has a good lawyer is this his 2nd? what was he on Probate for in the first place?

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Posted by F--K_Luck_AuH2O

Why? Because he was CAUGHT drinking and driving. 25% of the US population drinks and drives, that doesn't make them bad people...it just means they made a bad...and incoherent decision.



It doesn't make them bad people? Tell that to the families of the thousands of people killed by drunk drivers every year.

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Posted by Manak

A DUI is Driving under influence which usually refers to drugs; a DWI is driving while intoxicated. so he was on some sort of drug which is stupid since he is not only on probation but a pro athlete



It doesn't "usually" refer to drugs. I've known quite a few people that have gotten picked up for DUI's.

In fact, I'd be willing to bet that it's (driving under the influence of ALCOHOL) referred to as a DUI more often than a DWI or an OWI.

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lets be honest, who didn't see this coming..

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And I think it's rather stupid to assume someone is a bad person simply because they were driving while intoxicated.

I suppose you've never made a mistake before?

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dont forget OUIL

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he will be in jail still for the june fight, maybe one of his buddies can tivo the fights for him!!!!

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It's the wrong thing to do but at least no one got hurt right?

RIGHT!

So let's move on and hope that the fight still happens. I can see Bisping bringing this up and talking smack about Leben. Let's just hope he doesn't pull a David Heath and wear Leben's mugshot on a t-shirt.


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Posted by loller90278

lets be honest, who didn't see this coming..



me lol that smiley looks like he just sharted

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