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Leben-Bisping At UFC 85 Now Off

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UFC has now confirmed that, due to Chris Leben's jail sentence for violating probation, his fight with Michael Bisping at UFC 85 is now off. No known replacement for Leben yet.

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Post #1   5/8/08 7:14:12PM   

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damn, cant wait to hear the replacement

Post #2   5/8/08 7:15:39PM   

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I was really looking foward to that fight.That sucks.

Post #3   5/8/08 7:16:37PM   

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Quick update, I've found rumors that Nate Quarry may replace Leben. I'm not quick to believe it yet because this source says it would be at UFC 84, not 85.

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IF Quarry does replace Leben it will be a decision win for Bisping.

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This is taking the piss now

Im not angry at the UFC because none of this is their fault, it's funny in a way.

Post #6   5/8/08 7:25:50PM   

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Posted by mrsmiley

I was really looking foward to that fight.That sucks.



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Man this sucks. Hopefully they'll find a decent replacement for him, if they throw him a can becouse nobody else will fight on such short notice itl be lame. Nate quarry would be an awesome fight imo. Both really well rounded, the only clear advantage in this fight would be nate quarrys wrestling. Everything else is pretty equal, bisping may be a little faster though.

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If it is in fact Nate Quarry that steps in, this won't be no Kalib fight that's for sure. And it won't go to a UD either. IMO Quarry has a better shot than Leben had anyways.

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This really blows, I thought it was a crazy match up, had potential for some fireworks. I agree if they throw Bisping a can I'm gonna be pissed. I wanna see that punk get knocked out sooo bad!!

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Posted by D0wnUnd6e6r

If it is in fact Nate Quarry that steps in, this won't be no Kalib fight that's for sure. And it won't go to a UD either. IMO Quarry has a better shot than Leben had anyways.



, yea i think he has a much better shot, he has a good greco roman clinch and is hard to take down, has the chin + the Power, and its just around all more diverse. Although Leben presents a unique problem which is he walks through punches to land his own, as he showed against Sakara. still would be a good fight, + a good chance for Bisping to further solidify his status at 185, or For Quarry to take one more step towards the title, not to mention all the hype he would get from beating someone like bisping.

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What about Hendo? I remember a few weeks back he told someone that he was planning on fighting at 85. Him and Bisping would be off the hook!

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hendo would put bisping on a stretcher. hed walk right through him.

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Posted by ThaAxeMurderer7

What about Hendo? I remember a few weeks back he told someone that he was planning on fighting at 85. Him and Bisping would be off the hook!



Right Now Hendo Vs Franklin Is being Set up, which IMO its much better

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Bring on Matt Hamill IMO. If he is able to go i think they should try and make it happen. its a litttle ways off and he didnt get fuct up too bad except for his lip in the fight against Boetsch. I want to see Hamil pound on Bisping

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