Since the dawn of UFC’s mainstream popularity, there’s few cult icons that have stood the test of time and maintained a status as a fan favorite. Chris Leben is definitely one of them. As a member and standout of Spike TV’s The Ultimate Fighter 1, “The Crippler” busted the door down into the memories of UFC and combat sports fans worldwide.
A professional MMA career of 34 fights, Chris Leben has now set his sights on further growth in the broader realms of the sport. From refereeing and judging to coaching and training, Leben’s life’s work in martial arts and tenure as a true veteran has led him to a focus on teaching and growth in the community.