Chris Leben has been free of painkillers for over a year. The fighter was suspended for the majority of 2012 for a failed post-fight drug test.
1 year and 2 weeks without any pain killers! Sometimes it feels like times r ruff but if i look back nothing is EVER as bad as it used to be
— Chris Leben (@cripplerufc) February 5, 2013
The former Ultimate Fighter semifinalist returned to the UFC this past December, falling by decision to Derek Brunson. Leben (22-9) has earned four “Knockout of the Night” honors and two “Fight of the Night” bonuses during his career.
He currently holds the UFC record for most fights at 185 pounds with 20.