The turbulent life of Chris Leben continues. The popular former UFC middleweight and TUF 1 alum will be returning to jail after pleading guilty to breaking into his ex-wife's apartment in June. According to a report from a San Diego ABC affiliate, he will receive a 120-day jail sentence and three years of probation. He will also have to complete a 52-week domestic violence course and stay away from his ex-wife, Kaleena Leben, for 10 years.
The report states that Leben, armed with a loaded handgun and a T-shirt that said "Shoot First" on it, attempted to break into her highrise apartment pre-dawn. Police also found an AR-15, which they say belonged to Leben, He caused approximately $3,700 in damage and violated a protective order that his ex had in place.
According to MMA Junkie, he will serve the first 30 days of his sentence when he reports for custody on September 21st, then will serve 30 days of work furlough. This means he'll be allowed to leave to work during the week. If he meets the conditions set in place, he will then be transferred to probation. Leben claimed the AR-15, which was found in a maintenance closet, belonged to Kaleena.
Leben (22-12, 12-10 UFC) retired from MMA after a December 2013 loss to Uriah Hall. He has a history of arrests and has been sentenced to jail multiple times in the past, and also failed two drug tests during his UFC tenure.