It’s been reported that retired UFC star Chris Leben had been arrested on Wednesday in San Diego, California on multiple charges. Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter confirmed the arrest via Twitter earlier this morning.
Dammit, Chris Leben in trouble again. Awful. pic.twitter.com/6RQpiMsSn2
— Jeremy Botter (@jeremybotter) July 25, 2015
The 35-year-old faces charges for; possession of an assault weapon, vandalism, trespassing, and a misdemeanor for violation of a protective order. It’s expected that Leben will appear in court on August 8th and it’s unknown as to whether ‘The Crippler’ has posted his $100,000 bail. The troubled star has faced DUI charges in the past and has admitted to drug and alcoholism difficulties.
Chris Leben announced his retirement in 2014, shortly after losing to Uriah Hall at UFC 168. The loss to Hall served as his fourth straight and the 12-year MMA veteran cited the four-fight losing streak along with the risk of serious injury as his reasons for retirement. Since departing from MMA, ‘The Crippler’ has shifted his focus on coaching at Victory MMA & Fitness in San Diego, California.
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