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2/10/20 8:36 PM
7/29/02
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ttt

 

loved me a JJ fight, thanks for posting

 

2/10/20 10:27 PM
11/22/05
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MM-eh -

Amazing, Jeff, I was following this on your FB. Thanks for sharing.

My first, favourite memory of you was the Jon Fitch fight at Freedom Fight when he called a time out.

thanks MM-eh, That was my favourite fight as well. :)

2/10/20 10:29 PM
11/22/05
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Taco Muncher -

Powerful stuff, Jeff. Glad your family and your school have become your focus. 


Have you ever had a chance to talk with TJ Grant? His career was cut short by a concussion as well.

 

 

thanks man, I've shot a few messages back and forth with TJ over the years but we have never gone into too much detail about our injuries. His seems very similar to mine from what I've read and heard. Brutal. 

2/10/20 10:49 PM
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3t

2/11/20 1:28 AM
11/22/05
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mdrndaysamurai -

I'll be honest, you've somehow flown under my radar.  I don't believe I've ever seen you fight......

What an awesome presentation.   Holy crap does this ring true..

That just got my day started in the most bittersweet way I could imagine.   I've some issues myself with cte,  alcoholism,  etc.  Thanks so much for sharing that.  I'm looking forward to checking out your fights. 

thanks mdrndaysamurai. 

 

changing my habits was tough. Read a lot of books about doing so and just stuck to the plan. Still the most difficult thing I ever had to do. Totally worth it though. 

 

 

2/11/20 1:59 AM
5/23/07
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In for later....cheers from BC Jeff

2/11/20 1:00 PM
11/22/05
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WWBRD -

I watched you fight Josh Koscheck at the MCAS Miramar when I was in the military. I remember it being on my bday on a worknight and free for us. Best bday present ever. I sat next to your wife with my Gunny who kept saying "oh man he's getting his face elbowed" in a Guatemalan accent. I had to tell him to stfu because your wife was right next to us crying. I remember watching the Fitch headbutt and him calling timeout and thinking that ref needs to be beaten with a rubber hose. The Goulet fight wasn't as blatant but cmon. Anyway. Still got your autograph on the promo card and the shirt they handed out. Cheers 

 nice. cool that you were there. It was an honour to fight there that night for all the marines. I remember R. Lee Ermey (rip) stopping me to talk as I was leaving the octagon after the fight and one of the Marines offering to take me to shoot the heavy machine guns if I showed him some moves :). Good times!

 

 

2/11/20 7:25 PM
10/29/10
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Bump!

 

Great TED talk Jeff.

2/11/20 8:08 PM
7/16/13
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You should do some guest appearances in sports psychology classes. You'd be a great guest speaker

2/11/20 9:14 PM
5/13/05
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Fitch should have a tko on his record. I remember when that fight happened and the uproar against the whole thing. 

2/12/20 12:16 AM
11/22/05
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RougeRider -

Bump!

 

Great TED talk Jeff.

thanks Rouge Rider.

Edited: 2/13/20 9:41 AM
2/12/20
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2/13/20 9:42 AM
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2/13/20 11:31 AM
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RowTheLiger - 

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This ain't 1967

 

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New screenname just for this?
2/13/20 11:22 PM
7/9/02
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Jeff and his father are two of the absolute nicest gentleman in the business. I like nothing better than seeing him be successful..

 

2/14/20 10:13 PM
1/1/01
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Later