In the octagon Chris Leben had a remarkable 2010, from being close to being released at the beginning of the year to producing a three fight winning streak by the end of it.
‘The Crippler’ wasn’t able to keep the momentum going into 2011 however, suffering a tough TKO loss to Brian Stann in the co-main event of last night’s UFC 125 show.
Backstage after the fight a disappointed Leben remained humble, praising his opponent for his performance while admitting that he himself had not performed to the best of his abilities.
“I give my opponent all the credit in the world. First off he did a fantastic job, but I was not on today, period. And I did some things good, you know, some things I did bad, and my opponent, well he did an excellent job. My hats off to him,” Leben told UFC.com.
Watch the brief interview below.