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Chris Leben Tweets That UFC Career May Be Coming To An End


Longtime UFC middleweight Chris Leben may be retiring, according to a cryptic tweet sent out by the fighter Saturday night.

After his first round TKO lost to Uriah Hall, Leben tweeted:

“Making da drive back to sd time to start a new chapter ive laned the most strikes in da ufc it was a good run wouldnt change a thing.”

Leben was knocked down late in the first round of his bout with Hall only to be saved by the bell before Hall could finish him. Leben was still reeling when the round ended and decided he was not fit to continue fighting. The loss to Hall as Leben’s fourth straight inside the Octagon, which usually results in a fighter being cut from the promotion.

If this truly is the end for Leben, “The Crippler” can rest easy knowing he has secured a significant spot in the UFC’s legacy.

After exiting the first ever Ultimate Fighter house in 2005, Leben went on a five-fight winning streak before being matched up with future UFC legend Anderson Silva for Silva’s UFC debut. Leben compiled a 12-10 record inside the UFC which included notable knockouts of Jorge Santiago, Terry Martin, and Wanderlei Silva. If Leben does retire he will exit the sport of mixed martial arts with a career record of 22 wins, 11 losses, and an army of thankful fight fans.

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Daniel Reveles
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Daniel Reveles' interest in Mixed Martial Arts began at the age of fourteen while attending a Fantasy Football draft at a Friend's house. That day Daniel's buddies ordered UFC 88 on Pay-Per-View featuring lauded striker and hometown hero Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell squaring off with Division One Wrestler “Suga” Rashad Evans. After seeing “the wrestler” Rashad Evans put the Ice Man out cold with an overhand right, Daniel became instantly hooked by the unpredictability of the sport. Since that moment Daniel has become well versed in Mixed Martial Arts History and has yet to miss an event. Daniel is currently studying at the University of California Santa Barbara to receive his Bachelor's Degree in Communications with hopes of becoming the next big media mogul. When he is not watching MMA or studying you can find Daniel hanging out with his family and friends or taking in a game at the lovely Dodger Stadium.