In October, Chris Leben was arrested and charged with DUI. He is scheduled to appear in a Hawaiian courtroom sometime after his UFC 125 bout with Brian Stann.
Leben has been fighting to clear his name and restore his image. "It's something I've had to work on personally -- not being quick to judge," Leben told ESPN.com. "Unless you've walked in that person's shoes, you don't know why they are in the position they're in or the choices they've made.
"Unless you know the full picture, you can't have a just answer. You're better off not judging at all."
If he is successful against Stann and the public withholds judgment of him, Leben believes his chances of being named a coach on TUF will improve.
"Coaching is my passion. I'm a better coach than I am a fighter. I'm a colorful character and we know that makes for ratings.
"My goal is to progress and be a better human being. And [given] my role as a coach, I would love to be on the show and show that."
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