(Leben on one of those “not so fresh” days)
It’s funny how ego works … Chris Leben always acts like he’s top dog in wiener town, even though he’s been whipped more often than Jesus on Easter weekend. After dropping a deuce to Jason McDonalds and Smelly Starnes, he came about as close as you can to losing a third time in a row to Terry Martin before a hallelujah punch knocked Martin out in the last minute of the fight.
But that knee-jerk punch plus a doozy of a knockout against Alessio Sakara have put Leben back in cocky mode, and he’s now starting to push for new opponents:
“We’re talking to Joe (Silva – UFC Match Maker), and we’re starting to look for a fight. If you win 4 or 5 fights in a row, you’re pretty much guaranteed a title shot, so I figured maybe Okami or Bisping would be a fun fight for me.”
A fight versus Bisping would actually be pretty interesting, but Leben has to be pretty dumb to call out Yushin Okami – that dude makes EVERYONE look terrible. The only reasoning I can fathom here is he knows that Okami’s already next in line to fight Anderson Silva, so there’s no real chance of Chris actually getting booked for that one. Last time I checked, it’s pretty hard to knock someone out when you’re on your back. And that’s where Leben would spend all 15 minutes of a fight against Okami.