For UFC middleweight Chris Leben (25-6) a recent DUI charge isnâ€™t something that has him worried even with his upcoming UFC 125: Resolution bout with Brian Stann.
Leben was arrested in October on suspicion of DUI and will head to court in February of next year. â€œThe Cripplerâ€ was a recent guest on The MMA Hour to speak about the incident and his upcoming fight.
â€œGeorge [W.] Bush got a DUI and he ended up being the president. I really feel as though nothingâ€™s really going to happen with it, honestly. I donâ€™t want to talk about it too much, and itâ€™s still in the works. But I donâ€™t think itâ€™s going to be a big dealâ€¦Basically, I told them the same thing Iâ€™m telling everybody. Hindsightâ€™s 20/20. Yeah, I made a mistake. My blood-alcohol level was never checked. Did I have a few drinks? Yes. Was I hammered? No. Other than that, Iâ€™m not saying anything because itâ€™s stillâ€¦itâ€™s not finished. For now I have [stopped drinking]. You know, itâ€™s a one day at a time deal with me. Right now Iâ€™ve got some great people around me. â€¦[Drinking is] the last thing on my mind. Obviously, itâ€™s going to be in front of me at another time, and Iâ€™m going to have to make that choice then.â€