For UFC 155's Chris Leben, opponent Karlos Vemola is a stepping stone back to 'in the mix'


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Chris Leben is excited to get back to work. Ten months after a suspension for illicit painkillers benched him, the middleweight division has changed, and he wants back in the mix. "I know that with where I'm at and what I need to do, that my real goal is to go out and make a statement," Leben told MMAjunkie.com Radio. Karlos Vemola is not Leben's ideal opponent, but a necessary step on the way to bigger opponents. view original article >>

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