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Chris Leben released from jail

UFC middleweight Chris Leben was released over the weekend from Clackamas County Jail in Oregon City, Oregon after serving a partial sentence for breaking his probation. has learned that Leben has been reassigned to home confinement and will technically be under custody until he finishes his sentence on May 23.

"The Ultimate Fighter" season one star was sentenced on May 8 to 35 days in jail for violating his probation stemming from a Driving under the influence arrest in 2005.

Leben, who now resides in Hawaii, turned himself in on April 30 to authorities in order to remove an old warrant and obtain a VISA for his scheduled June 7 fight versus Michael Bisping at UFC 85 in London. Leben was replaced by Jason Day when the UFC concluded that the jail sentence would not allow Leben a sufficient amount of time to train for the fight.

T. Jay Thompson, who hired Leben as the lead instructor at the Icon Sport MMA and Fitness Gym, called this a learning experience for Leben when news came out of Leben's surrender.

"Chris has worked hard the past year to grow both physically, mentally and spiritually. The actions he took to make this fight happen in London show this growth. Chris would like everyone to know he accepts responsibility for his past actions and will face the consequences and continue forward on his journey."

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