I just remembered a joke my mom told me once what kind of bird doesn't fly answer a jailbird LOL everything happens for reason right— Chris Leben (@cripplerufc) September 1, 2015
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight contender Chris Leben has been sentenced to 120 days in jail and three years of probation for an alleged attempted break-in of his estranged wife’s residence, reports San Diego’s KGTV.
The 35-year-old retired mixed martial artist, who plead guilty to felony possession of an assault weapon and misdemeanor counts of vandalism, as well as violating a temporary restraining order, was also ordered by the court to take part in a year-long domestic violence course.
“This case is a very serious incident,” the prosecutor told KGTV. “He broke into her home while she was there. He had a loaded gun on him. He also brought to the property an AR-15, which is an illegal assault weapon. So, it’s a very scary incident for our victim and it’s also important to let people like him know that these kind of things are going to be punished within our community and I think custody time was appropriate punishment in this case.”
A cast member of Season 1 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Leben is no stranger to legal problems. He also tested positive for banned substances in 2011.
Leben will start his jail sentence on Sept. 21.