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UFC 125: Chris Leben doesn't under-Stann his Jan. 1 match up

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"I was a little bit surprised. Akiyama gets to go fight Bisping, and I get Brian Stann. So, you know, it was a little bit tough. If he wins it builds him up, and if I win that's four wins in a row for me, and then who knows? Sometimes they'll do things and I don't have a clue why they did them, to be honest with you. Hopefully I go out and I crush Brian Stann and I get in their (UFC's) ear a little more about it, and some things will happen."

UFC middleweight standout Chris Leben doesn't know why he's been put in a bout with former WEC light heavyweight champion Brian Stann after submitting Yoshihiro Akiyama, but he realizes what a win could do for him. Following a disappointing submission loss to Jake Rosholt in his hometown, Leben defeated Jay Silva by unanimous decision before stopping then-undefeated prospect Aaron Simpson by technical knockout. Just four days after the bout, "The Crippler" agreed to replace an injured Wanderlei Silva to face Akiyama. Leben earned his second victory in two weeks, defeating the Japanese import via triangle choke. Do you think Leben has a point in questioning his match up at UFC 125? Or does Stann pose a legit threat to "The Crippler?" The floor is yours, Maniacs.

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