Chris Leben is secluded to fight Kalib Starns at UFC 71 in Las Vegas later this month. But after the fight he will be looking forward to a deal with Icon Sports. Leben will be the head coach at the new Icon Sports gym in Oahu, Hawaii. He also expressed on the MMAWeekly Radio show that the he has been doing a lot for the UFC and is looking forward to getting paid by Icon Sport after his UFC contract is over. Here are a couple of clips from the radio show.
Absolutely,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Leben. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I hate to say it, but I’m counting the days on my contractÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ because then I’m going to be able to cash in with this contract because I signed a contract on the show [The Ultimate Fighter]. I just got a raise. I’m up to like $10,000 and $10,000 now after like 8 fights in the UFC.
There’s going to be people that want to pay me a lot more money and hopefully the UFC will realize how great I’ve been for them and step up to the plate,Ã¢â‚¬Â continued Leben. Ã¢â‚¬Å“And if they do, I’ll stay with the UFC, obviously. But if they don’t, I’ll go fight in ICON Sport and make some money and bring some attention to that show.