When Chris Leben went to jail, we all had visions of violence and ass raping fill our heads – some more than others. Get some help, guys. That shit’s not healthy. But the truth is usually a lot less exciting than HBO would have us believe. According to Chris, jail is boring above all else:
“It was claustrophobic,” he said. “The roofs are really short, you’re breathing in all this recycled air, everything’s white concrete. You don’t have a lot of space; there’s no windows to see outside. Sometimes you have to sit down, take a deep breath, (and say) time will pass.”
And it did, albeit like watching paint dry. There was no way for Leben to stay in shape. He was a highly trained athlete with nowhere to work out. He went old-school, doing push-ups and sit-ups in his cell. A modern MMA gym it was not. The prison administration wouldn’t even let him outside into “the yard.” It’s not clear where he got this fact, but Leben said the jail had the distinction of being the third most dangerous in the nation.
But one thing to consider: do you really think Chris would say anything about the time the Sisters caught him in the laundry room? Much easier to just say “Yeah. It was … boring. Very … boring.” Well, ass raping or not, Leben is out and looking forward to making someone his bitch. He’s looking at an August return to the Octagon.