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8/28/12 7:47 PM
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"I'm on this journey. I'm trying to beat the demons inside of me. Trust me, nobody is more negative than me, about me. Nobody says a negative comment that I haven't already said to myself a thousand times, at least."

If anything, Pulver's self-awareness is striking, a side effect of spending so much time lost in thought. As middle age bears down on him, "Lil' Evil" shows no hesitation talking out his struggles. In fact, he often jumps at the occasion. His honesty is a rarity in a sport governed by testosterone, but as time goes on, too often for his liking is it mistaken for delusion. "People say, when are you going to stop? Well, I guess when I'm dead," Pulver asserts defiantly.

"When are you going to stop battling inside your mind? I don't know, when there's a magical switch and I can hit the button, and say, ‘Awwww,' and then I'm good. Maybe then I'll grow up, walk away, and not even be near this sport. If I could I'd be out gardening all day, or be a chef, or who knows. But this is the only thing I knew. I think it's really hard to get people to understand, ‘why do you do it, Jens?' I do it because when I say it's all I know, it's all I know to combat all the negatives that are inside me. It's the only thing I can do to battle what's inside of me. It's what gets me up everyday, it's what makes me fight myself. The ability to go out there and train and do what I've known since I was a kid. It's what got me through all the child abuse, all the dysfunction, all the negative.

"It's hard to explain to people out there who don't understand it," Pulver exhales with a mixture of reluctance and indifference. "But at the same token, I don't try to force them to understand it, because I don't understand the way that they think either."

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8/28/12 7:51 PM
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 I dont think anyone but Jens Pulver is in the position to decide if its time to hang up the gloves.  I dont like it when people come on here and play armchair grappler and tell fighters to quit, it's un-American. 
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I'll always be a fan of Pulver. I hope he finds his peace sometime. Phone Post
8/28/12 8:02 PM
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safety first JENS!!!! you have a family to think about
8/28/12 8:06 PM
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 Don`t ask him how he feels about Full Contact Fighter.
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Matt Phillips -  I dont think anyone but Jens Pulver is in the position to decide if its time to hang up the gloves.  I dont like it when people come on here and play armchair grappler and tell fighters to quit, it's un-American. 

What exactly does "un-American" mean? We're concerned about his health.
8/28/12 8:12 PM
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crowbar -  Don`t ask him how he feels about Full Contact Fighter.
Do tell ;) Phone Post
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3rdLion - 
Matt Phillips -  I dont think anyone but Jens Pulver is in the position to decide if its time to hang up the gloves.  I dont like it when people come on here and play armchair grappler and tell fighters to quit, it's un-American. 

What exactly does "un-American" mean? We're concerned about his health.

Being concerned about health is very un-American based on all the fat fucks I see in our country
8/28/12 8:19 PM
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crowbar -  Don`t ask him how he feels about Full Contact Fighter.
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 Honestly Ray,

He didn`t go into the details,you could just tell that he was unhappy with them.
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3rdLion - 
Matt Phillips -  I dont think anyone but Jens Pulver is in the position to decide if its time to hang up the gloves.  I dont like it when people come on here and play armchair grappler and tell fighters to quit, it's un-American. 

What exactly does "un-American" mean? We're concerned about his health.

Being concerned about health is very un-American based on all the fat fucks I see in our country
That's true however I am not American. Phone Post
8/28/12 9:33 PM
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Pulver: I'll stop when I'm dead.
God: Okay.
Pulver: What do you mean? Phone Post
8/28/12 11:25 PM
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i believe him
8/29/12 1:51 AM
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 good shit Jens.  Dont let anyone tell you what you can and cant do in life.  He is just a man pursuing his passion.
8/29/12 2:01 AM
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This is the Jens I'll always remember, no matter what. First impressions are always the most lasting...

8/29/12 2:02 AM
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Traumatic brain injury, like Gary Goodridge suffered, is a possibility. The longer anyone fights, the more likely it is.
8/29/12 2:08 AM
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 Good for you Jens.  Try to find some peace and happiness on your journey, you're a warrior and you deserve it. 
8/29/12 2:35 AM
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This is weird, I'm re-watching TUF 5 and the coaches are BJ/Pulver. Just yesterday I was thinking about Jens and I knew he got KO'd in his last fight but I wasn't sure if he had retired or not.

Guess that clears that up. Thanks UG Blog! Phone Post
8/29/12 2:47 AM
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Jumbocrunch - He's a nice dude and all, but the guy needs to get a facking clue. Phone Post
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8/29/12 5:10 AM
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 He's the man
8/29/12 5:44 AM
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I know he was tko'd twice in 2011 but he doesn't have a massive list of stoppage losses. Of course safety is best but there a lots of people with worse records than Jens



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I have Jens Beating Erik Kelly this weekend Phone Post
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UGCTT_Fraser_Finlay -  This is weird, I'm re-watching TUF 5 and the coaches are BJ/Pulver. Just yesterday I was thinking about Jens and I knew he got KO'd in his last fight but I wasn't sure if he had retired or not.

Guess that clears that up. Thanks UG Blog! Phone Post

  best tuf (5) ever imo
8/29/12 12:33 PM
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Kostakio -  Pulver: I'll stop when I'm dead.
God: Okay.
Pulver: What do you mean? Phone Post

I just laughed hysterically out loud reading this at work.
8/29/12 3:27 PM
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One of the most down to earth and genuine dudes around. Not just in the MMA world but anywhere. If you haven't watched Driven its on Netflix and well worth the watch.
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DojoJay - This is the Jens I'll always remember, no matter what. First impressions are always the most lasting...


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WAR JENS!!!

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