Former UFC Middleweight Contender Chris Leben Sentenced to 120 Days in Jail

By Mike Fridley Sep 1, 2015

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight contender Chris Leben has been sentenced to 120 days in jail and three years of probation for an alleged attempted break-in of his estranged wife’s residence, reports San Diego’s KGTV.

The 35-year-old retired mixed martial artist, who plead guilty to felony possession of an assault weapon and misdemeanor counts of vandalism, as well as violating a temporary restraining order, was also ordered by the court to take part in a year-long domestic violence course.

“This case is a very serious incident,” the prosecutor told KGTV. “He broke into her home while she was there. He had a loaded gun on him. He also brought to the property an AR-15, which is an illegal assault weapon. So, it’s a very scary incident for our victim and it’s also important to let people like him know that these kind of things are going to be punished within our community and I think custody time was appropriate punishment in this case.”

A cast member of Season 1 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Leben is no stranger to legal problems. He also tested positive for banned substances in 2011.

Leben will start his jail sentence on Sept. 21.


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