Chris Leben has never paid taxes
Middleweight Chris Leben recently announced his retirement from mixed martial arts after nine years in the UFC. In an interview after his announcement, Leben said that he spent most of his earnings on illegal drugs. Leben is now sober, but might have another battle on his hands, this time with the IRS:
UFC president Dana White said Thursday that Leben has “some minor tax issues?? like he's never paid his taxes.” That's right. Never. Leben is 33 years old and has been in the UFC since 2005.
“He has years of back taxes to pay,” White said at UFC 169 media day at Madison Square Garden.