Chris Leben’s move to Alliance MMA in San Diego has the UFC veteran feeling like a young adult again.
“I feel 10 years younger now than when I was competing earlier,” said Leben on MMA Junkie Radio. “I’m performing better in the gym. I don’t see myself hanging my hat up anytime soon.”
The middleweight has been with the UFC since 2006 and returned in a decision loss to Derek Brunson in December. The year prior, he was suspended for testing positive to oxycontin. Riding a pair of losses, he looks to gain some momentum against Andrew Craig.
Craig is 2-1 for the UFC, suffering a decision loss in January.
They meet at UFC 162 on July 6. It’s from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.