Middleweight Chris Leben has indicated publicly via his MySpace page that he has signed a multi-fight extension with the UFC.
“I actually just re-signed with them,” Leben answered in a MySpace response to a question about his contract status with the UFC. “They’ve been great with me, they gave me what I wanted so I resigned with them. This next fight is the first fight on my new contact, which is pretty nice, so I jump up to 25 and 25 rather than 10 and 10 where I was at. You know, it’s still not what I think athletes at our level should be getting paid, but it’s a nice boost for sure.”
Under the terms of his new deal, MMAjunkie.com is reporting that Leben is guaranteed $25,000 per fight with a win bonus of $25,000. He had been publicly critical of the terms of his old contract, which reportedly paid him a $10,000 guarantee plus a $10,000 win bonus.