Retired UFC fighter Chris Leben was sentenced to 120 days of jail on Monday, as well as given three years of additional probation for his part in an attempted break-in and felony possession of an assault weapon.
Leben entered a guilty plea for attempting to break into the apartment of his ex-wife, Kaleena Leben, in San Diego back in June.
According to a report to an ABC affiliate in San Diego, the 35-year old Leben will be required to report for custody on Sept. 21. In addition to the jail time and probation, Leben will also need to complete a 52-week domestic violence class, and he has been ordered to stay away from his ex-wife for the next 10 years.
"This case is a very serious incident," the Deputy District Attorney Matthew Dix said in the report. "[Leben] 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."
Upon receiving his sentence, Leben posted a note on his Twitter account.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">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</p>— Chris Leben (@cripplerufc) <a href="https://twitter.com/cripplerufc/status/638695905995046912">September 1, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Leben fought 22 times in the UFC, dating back to his 2005 TUF 1 victory over Jason Thacker.