Chris Leben: “Standing with Chris Leben is a bad bet. It’s a bad bet for anybody”

UFC middleweight heavy hitter, Chris Leben states that, looking forward to an all out war on the feet would be an understatement ahead of his upcoming fight with former WEC light heavyweight champion, Brian Stann at UFC 125 on January 1st in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Leben, speaking via Heavy.com, said:

“After watching the Akiyama fight, I’m sure Brian Stann has a newfound respect for my ground game. Truly I think that he is going to believe that his best bet is to stand with me. However, that’s not a good bet. Standing with Chris Leben is a bad bet. It’s a bad bet for anybody.”

“I’m always looking forward to fighting a guy that wants to stand with me. But, the fact of the matter is, everybody says it, but after they stand with me for about a minute or two they quickly change their mind.”

“Brian Stann says he wants to come out and he wants to stand and bang. Everybody knows Chris Leben will come out and he will stand and bang. Hopefully he’ll put his money where his mouth is and take it toe-to-toe with me right in the center of the Octagon. Give these fans a show that they’ll appreciate.”

“The thing about Brian Stann that I see is that, even though he’s fairly well-rounded, he’s not great in anything. Chris Leben will most definitely beat Brian Stann.”

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