Chris Leben Tests Positive for Banned Substances Again, Suspended for 1 Year
UFC middleweight, Chris Leben has once again tested positive for banned substances, Oxycodone and Oxymorphone, following his UFC 138 main event bout with Mark Munoz in Birmingham, England on November 5th, 2011. UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Marc Ratner revealed the news earlier today.
UFC President, Dana White said:
“I like Chris and I want him to do well, but based on his actions, he’s been suspended for one year. If he needs professional help, we are going to be there for him. We want to see him succeed not only in the Octagon, but in his personal life.”
“I would like to make it known that I fully accept this suspension and apologize for embarrassing the UFC, my friends and family, and the sport of mixed martial arts. I’m learning that I’m my own worst enemy sometimes. I can’t succeed in the Octagon or in life behaving this way. I’ve got to make some real changes over the next year and I’m going to focus on getting my life and career back on track. Again, I’m sorry to the UFC and fans that’ve supported me since my days on The Ultimate Fighter.”