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Leben launches criticism of current UFC champions

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Mark Munoz v Chris Leben press conference

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Chris Leben has called on the current champions of the UFC to watch his clash with Mark Munoz to remind themselves of what a proper fight really is.

Leben and Munoz both head into the UFC 138 main event this weekend with the reputation of bangers. Both men love a scrap, and both men will chase a finish on Saturday.

The same cannot be said of some of the UFC's reigning champions though, according to Leben, who he accuses of fighting not to lose. Dominick Cruz, Jose Aldo and Georges St-Pierre all went to decisions in their last bouts, and Leben insists he'd rather quit the sport.

"I'm probably the worst fan of the sport, I don't read internet blogs and stuff - I don't care. I only care about training and improving," Leben said.

"When they offered Mark I said, 'that's great, we both throw bombs'. You guys are going to get a main event that you're not going to have to worry about. I promise you a great show.

"What I'm seeing in champs recently, it seems like they're fighting not to lose. For myself, I'd quit if I started doing that. I fight to win, I fight to finish my opponent, I don't fight not to lose. That's what you'll see."

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