Leben: I'm a little scared of Wanderlei

source: ufc.com

From today's UFC 132 press conference:

Fighting Wanderlei it’s a little easier for me to train a little harder. There’s nothing more motivating than a loss.  I went out and had a bad performance and that’s due to mistakes I made.  It makes me want to correct those things and let everybody know, hey, I’m better than what they saw.  I’ve had my ups and downs for sure.  With the Brian Stann fight it left a shitty taste and I want to go out and get back on the winning side of things.  There nothing bigger than a win over Wanderlei.  That’s huge.

I’ve had a lot of fights and I should have known better but I think I just got a little comfortable.  I was feeling really good after my three fight win streak.  I was feeling good and I underestimated Brian Stann a little bit.  I think the biggest thing that got affected actually was my diet.   I came in just a little bit too heavy, and I cut too much weight.  This time, I’ll be honest, I’m excited to fight Wanderlei.  And a little scared at the same time too.  I think for me that’s definitely a very motivating and driving emotion.  I’m really focusing a lot harder on my diet, and when I’m in the gym I’m in the gym 110 percent.  I’m listening to my coaches and I’m putting everything in because I want to go out and I want to win this fight.  Regardless of whether I win lose or draw I want to go out and at least put on a fantastic show for the fans.  So for me the biggest thing is, I’m waking up at the same time, I’m going to bed at the same time.  I’m eating a bunch of crappy food that’s good for me.  I’m doing the right things.  I’m doing all the stuff I’m supposed to.

transcribed by TheGarv...


tags: Chris Leben (detail)  Wanderlei Silva (detail)  UFC   


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TheGARV site profile image  

6/22/11 10:42 AM by TheGARV

 UFC 132 is in 2014??

subwrassler site profile image  

6/21/11 6:28 PM by subwrassler

WWE 2014

Rucking Fetard site profile image  

6/21/11 6:28 PM by Rucking Fetard

Ufc 132 ^

68COUGAR site profile image  

6/21/11 6:00 PM by 68COUGAR

When is this fight? UFC?

DoomFarmer site profile image  

6/21/11 5:58 PM by DoomFarmer

Don't see how Wand wins this one.If he aims to slug it out he is getting Ko'd.Hate to say it.

NarlyPersianDude site profile image  

6/21/11 5:56 PM by NarlyPersianDude

This is gamesmanship by Leben. He is not scared of anybody, he is saying this because he wants to ensure it's a stand up war. Which right now, favors Leben. Wandy could maybe take it to the ground with his underated ground game, Leben wants Wandy to think he's scared, so Wandy will trade with him. This fight is a terrible matchup for Wandy, I will root for Wandy though.This will be a hardcore fight, just watch

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6/21/11 5:46 PM by Better Mouse Trap

Leban's game plan is to lay and pray on Wand

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6/21/11 5:41 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

looking forward to this fight. it's destined to be an exciting match. i dont think these two could pull off a boring match with the way they both fight.

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6/21/11 5:26 PM by BobAsh

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6/21/11 5:21 PM by OftheWay

 Old Wand is indeed someone to be feared.