Chris Leben was a fan-friendly fighter throughout his eight-plus year Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) tour of duty, but all the knockouts and bloody brawls were about to catch up with "The Crippler" sometime.
And that sometime was against Middleweight up-and-comer Uriah Hall (11-5) at the UFC 168 pay-per-view (PPV) in Dec. 2013.
"Prime Time," who takes a fight on short notice against former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi 37-5-(2) at UFC Fight Night 75 this Saturday (Sept. 27, 2015), was in desperation mode against Leben having lost two consecutive lackluster tilts to Kelvin Gastelum and John Howard.
Leben was in the same boat after going 1-4 in his last five Octagon jaunts, including two losses via knockout.
What took place that night inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada was a striking clinic on behalf of the Karate master Hall. The Jamaican battered Leben with a dazzling array of impactful jabs, knees and kicks over the first five minutes causing the latter to throw in the towel at the end of the round.
Leben retired on his stool and went onto a less than prosperous life in retirement. Hall has shown his supreme-talent in spurts, achieving a 3-1 UFC record since the Leben fight.
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