MMA Big Names Retirements
After the sudden departures of several big names in MMA like Rashad Evans, Johny Hendricks, and Josh Koscheck, it looks like someone is about to win the hearts of majority once again. Who will it be?
After the 40-year old Josh Koscheck retirement announcement on Thursday’s edition of The Luke Thomas Show (via Twitter), another three fighters followed his final voyage in MMA. Three ex-UFC champions, Johny Hendricks, Rashad Evans and Michael Bisping, have called it quits in a one-month span after that.
These legends may be gone in the octagon forever, but the remarkable marks they made in their career will be in everyone’s hearts. True legends.
It’s a common thing that fighters can come and go, but midway through this month, we’re getting an unretirement.
“The Crippler” Is Back
One of the “bad boys” from season 1 of The Ultimate Fighter, “The Crippler” Chris Leben will be returning to action in 2018. MMAFighting confirmed!
Even Leben, 37, himself confirmed it through his Instagram account post.
“Just signed my contract with the world bareknuckle fighting federation to fight Phil Baroni October 20 I’m back baby”
Things might be different since it won’t happen in MMA. “The Crippler”(22-11 MMA) vs “The New York Badass”(16-18 MMA) will occur on October 20th event in Casper, Wyoming by World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation (WBKFF).
Both fighters confirmed the booking to MMA Fighting on Tuesday following an announcement by the promotion. It’s happening!
UFC Veteran Chris "The Crippler" Leban Signs with WBKFF
Gepostet von Bare Knuckle Wbkff am Dienstag, 17. Juli 2018
“For the last three years, I’ve been sober, and I’ve also been on an organic supplement regimen that my boss at (Arena MMA) put me on. Things like raw cayenne pepper, raw garlic powder, turmeric, wheatgrass – I take about 20 different powders a day, a couple of times a day,” Leben said in an interview with MMA Junkie just hours after signing his WBKFF contract.
Leben has mentioned the percentage of his ejection fraction. Through diet and lifestyle changes, including strict abstinence from alcohol, he said he was able to bring his heart back to normal function.
“I feel better than I ever have,” Leben said. “I was probably running on four cylinders my last few UFC fights, and now I’m going to be able to go out there and put 100 percent out. Not to mention, my head is about 1,000 percent clearer. I feel dangerous.”
It’s happening! Leben vs Baroni
The venue has not been finalised for October’s event yet, but negotiations are underway for the 8,000-seat Casper Events Center to host. WBKFF’s inaugural event will air live via internet pay-per-view.
Since the two fighters have confirmed the match, will you look forward to it?