UFCs Chris Leben released early from jail and under home detention

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UFC fighter Chris Leben was released from the Clackamas County Jail in Portland, Oregon, early on May 15 after serving time behind bars for a probation violation stemming from an outstanding Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrest in 2005.

He was sentenced on May 8 to a 35-day bit with credit for time already served and was originally slated to go home on May 27. He will now finish his time under "home detention," according to jail officials.

Here's a snip from his MySpace.com administrator:

"Hello all, Chris has been released from jail over the weekend. This is all the information I have right now and I'll be sure to update everyone on his resolved legal issues, immediate plans and the expected date of his next match after Chris gets everything organized. He thanks you again for your patience and understanding and Chris will be posting here as soon as he can."

Leben turned himself in late last month with hopes that he would be able to clear up the charge and obtain a visa to fight Michael Bisping in London, England, on June 7. However, the sentence during the hearing on May 8 forced UFC officials to scrap the bout.

Jason Day was called on as a replacement for "The Crippler" because there clearly wasn't enough time for him to prepare behind bars and get all the official paperwork in order to travel overseas.

Stay tuned for more details.

(Thanks to Drew Hall for the assist on this report.)

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