Chris Leben going to jail

TUF 1 and 22 fight UFC veteran Chris Leven was sentenced to 120 days in jail and three years of additional probation for felony possession of an assault weapon and an attempted break-in to his ex-wife’s apartment back in June

According to an ABC affiliate (via MMA Fighting) Leben will be required to report for custody on September 21st. The 35-year-old will also need to complete a year long domestic violence class and he has been ordered to stay away from his ex-wife for the next 10 years, in addition to his jail and probation.

“This case is a very serious incident,” the Deputy District Attorney Matthew Dix said in the report (via MMA Fighting). “[Leben] broke into her home while she was there. He had a loaded gun on him. He also brought to the property an AR-15, which is an illegal assault weapon. So, it’s a very scary incident for our victim and it’s also important to let people like him know that these kind of things are going to be punished within our community and I think custody time was appropriate punishment in this case.”

Leben retired from MMA back in 2013 after fighting for the UFC for over eight years. During that time he amassed a record of 12-10 and earned six ‘OTN’ awards. The highpoint of his career came in 2011 when he knocked out Wanderlei Silva.

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