Chris Leben’s UFC 125 “slow motion” performance result of illness

Middleweight slugger, Chris Leben was appearently sick before his UFC 125 co-main event fight with Brian Stann this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, something that led to him vomiting in the backstage lockeroom before the fight and seen him with.fever and chills when he stepped into the cage.

Leben’s coach Burton Richardson, speaking via BJPenn.com, said:

“First, great job by Brian Stann. He never looked better. Many have commented that Chris was very slow and looked off last night. The truth is that Chris was sick. He had a fever and chills when he stepped into the cage. He was vomiting in the lockeroom before the fight, and after a hard warm up he didn’t have a drop of sweat. Big heart to fight like that, but he was moving slow motion. He was very sharp in training. He will be back.”

About William Smith

After watching the first Ultimate Fighting Championship I became instantly hooked. I've been a huge fan of the sport of MMA ever since. Haven't missed a UFC event & thanks to fight pass I've witnessed some of the all time greatest fighter & athletes the sport through Pride, Strikeforce, WEC, Glory, Pacrase, EliteXC.............. I resently joined MMA-paradise.com & will use this site to continue to bring the latest news from the world of MMA to all our loyal followers.