The Chris Leben Story follows ‘The Crippler’ as he trained for his comeback fight against Phil Baroni at WBKFF 1.
See firsthand the changes and sacrifices that Chris made in order to prepare himself for his victory against ‘The New York Badass’. Chris works and trains out of the San Diego martial arts gym The Arena
We see Chris Leben behind the scenes training, see his family life as he preps for his first bout back after being diagnosed with a serious heart complaint.
What training does he undertake to get back in shape? How does he stay focussed? How can he train, compete and heal his damaged heart?
November 9, 2018 Chris fought fellow UFC-alum Phil Baroni in the World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation’s ‘Rise of the Titans’ in Casper,
Wyoming. He won, and won convincingly. What happens next?
‘The Crippler’ was diagnosed with a severe heart condition that forced him into retirement, and he fought his way back into the ring with the help of his trainers at The Arena Gym in San Diego, CA
Chris Leben is a legendary UFC alumnus who fought some of the world’s best, including Anderson Silva, Michael Bisping, and Wanderlei Silva. Aside from his extensive experience in MMA, Chris is also skilled in wrestling and jiu-jitsu. A future UFC Hall of Famer, Chris runs the Accelerated Training Program at The Arena. Chris Leben had 10 years active fighting in UFC w/Record the most middleweight fights, 22 UFC FIGHTS. Now focused on his Referee career and teaching MMA to my students.
Filmed at the legendary Arena Gym in San Diego, California;
The Arena Gym is the leading combat sports gym in San Diego, offering world-class instruction for all skill levels in boxing, jiu-jitsu, MMA, and many others. It is home to the best team of coaches in the world, with experts such as Baret Yoshida, Basheer Abdullah, and Kru Mark. The Arena was founded in 1949, making it the oldest continually operating martial arts gym in North America. At 27,000 square feet, it is also the largest gym in San Diego.
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