Chris Leben Announces Retirement
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.20.2014
He says it's time...
Chris Leben has announced his retirement from MMA. Leben told MMAjunkie that he's hanging up the gloves after a career that saw him go 22-11, including 12-10 with the UFC.
"It's slowly registering," Leben said. "But the more I sit back and reflect, this is the right decision to make. It's time to move on and make that next step."
He added that he was considering retiring directly after his loss at UFC 168, noting, "I was actually out. I truly thought the referee had stopped the fight, and I was surprised when they started getting me ready to go out for the next round...As I get older, my body is starting to slow down a little bit. It's not that I'm the oldest guy, but I've been doing it for a while. Things are starting to slow down, and I want to get out while I can still use everything."