Retired UFC Fighter Chris Leben Sentenced to 120 Days in Jail

On June 8, retired UFC middleweight Chris Leben was arrested in San Diego, Calif., and charged with multiple crimes, including felony possession of an assault weapon and 11 counts of violating a court order. The arrest stemmed from a break-in at the apartment of his ex-wife, Kaleena Leben.

On Monday, the 35-year-old was sentenced to 120 days of jail time and three years probation after entering a guilty plea to several charges stemming from the June break-in. The former fighter was also forbidden to have contact with his estranged wife for 10 years.

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Chris-Leben-UFC-162-weigh 750Leben announced his retirement from fighting in January 2014 after losing four consecutive fights. During his 12-year fighting career, Leben won the WEC middleweight championship and appeared on the debut season of The Ultimate Fighter. He earned Knockout of the Night honors four times and Fight of the Night twice.

The June incident wasn’t Leben’s first brush with the law. He has been arrested twice for DUI in the past. He was suspended twice by the UFC for failing drug tests as well.

Leben will report to the San Diego County Jail on Sept. 21 to serve 30 days. The next 30 days will be served on work furlough where he’ll be allowed to leave jail throughout the week to work and return to custody in the evenings. If he’s able to stay out of trouble during that time, he’ll be given probation after receiving good behavior credit.

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