Sober Chris Leben restarts UFC career

Chris Leben during UFC 138 at the LG Arena in Birmingham, U.K. on November 5, 2011. (WENN.com)

Chris Leben during UFC 138 at the LG Arena in Birmingham, U.K. on November 5, 2011. (WENN.com)

NEIL SPRINGER, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:40 PM ET

For years Chris (The Crippler) Leben didn't think he had a problem.

Though he had struggled with alcohol and painkillers throughout his life, he felt he easily could handle the problem himself. Some times he would win the battle, other times he would come out on the losing end.

It wasn't until he was flagged for painkillers Oxymorphone and Oxycodone following his TKO loss to Mark Munoz at UFC 138 late last year that he realized he couldn't fight addiction alone.


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