Chris Leben Comment Of The Week:
“The only thing I can think of to make it feel better is to use it to punch Josh’s skull in.”- Chris Leben talking about his cut knuckle.
This week is the biggest fight so far, Josh Koscheck vs. Chris Leben. Koscheck was seeming bitter that he had to fight Leben. He even went as far as to say negative things about Randy Couture, who is one of the most stand up guys in this sport.
Leben was 194 lbs, so he had to cut 8 pounds down to 185, which he did with no problem.
The fight started with a few exchanges, Leben got the best with a good knee. Then Koscheck got the takedown and dragged him to the cage. I can’t remember him landing any power punches, it was pretty much a lay and pray for 3 minutes. With 1 minute left the ref stood them up. Josh got another takedown but the round was over.
The 2nd round started with a few exchanges. Koscheck then went and got the takedown. Leben almost got a keylock from the bottom but Josh was able to muscle out of it. Then it was just more lay and pray, lay and pray.
It was only a 2 round exhibition/amateur fight, and so it went to the judges. Unanimous Decision Koscheck. This was really a disappointing fight. It was just lay and pray for 2 rounds. Josh Koscheck never did any damage to Leben. The ref let them sit there doing nothing for 3 minutes a piece, and with only 2 5 minute rounds that was basically the whole fight, 2 takedowns. After the fight Leben had some words for Josh in the ring, but nothing happened, there will hopefully be a rematch sometime in the future.
NEXT WEEK: Someone on Chucks team was accused of losing the challenge on purpose. And there’s some dispute on the decision in the LHW fight
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