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"Lil' Eagle" flies again.

MMA legend Jens Pulver is now 2-0 in 2011 after racking up a victory over Wade Choate at this past weekend's Chicago Cagefighting Championship event in Illinois.

Additional weekend winners included Keith Jardine, Chase Beebe, Luigi Fioravanti and others.

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Post #1   3/7/11 3:25:30PM   

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Good to see Jens get another win

Post #2   3/7/11 3:42:59PM   

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Go lil evil and dean of mean!!!
Get back in the ufc!!

Post #3   3/7/11 3:57:27PM   

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is he going to fight cans until he retires?
why bother.

Post #4   3/7/11 5:32:51PM   

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Jens Pulver hasn't exactly stepped up the competition yeah his opponents win loss was 13-12 walking into the match but his natural weight class was 135...

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Hey, if he can fight cans until he gets a win streak that matches his recently ended losing streak, I say go for it. Then retire at the end of the year.

Post #6   3/7/11 6:12:41PM   

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he's pretty much beating up kids at the playground though.

its kind of hypocritical, he has too much pride to retire on a losing skid, but doesn't lose any pride fighting jobbers.

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I won't knock Pulver for fighting cans, people forget when Jens was in his heyday mma fighters weren't making much cash. I'm sure he doesn't have enough to walk away comfortably and be set for the rest of his life. He's probley fighting for as long as he cans then going to become a coach which he was good at during Tuf 5

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Posted by quezocrema0032

I won't knock Pulver for fighting cans, people forget when Jens was in his heyday mma fighters weren't making much cash. I'm sure he doesn't have enough to walk away comfortably and be set for the rest of his life. He's probley fighting for as long as he cans then going to become a coach which he was good at during Tuf 5



As long as he 'cans'

Like it.

Is it me or does Hardy look to have a bit of an overhanging belly in your av pic?

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As long as he can***

Post #10   3/7/11 9:26:32PM   

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Posted by BeeR

is he going to fight cans until he retires?
why bother.



It's more than just pride, glory, and status for Jens. From what I understand, Pulver's got money issues. He was aging before the boom of MMA, so he wasn't around very long when the cashflow got good for fighters and especially, as Jens is one, champions. Athletes have a small window to capitalize on their talents, and while I find it sad and probably physically unhealthy for him to fight until his body fails him, he has every right to capitalize on what he's good at.


"People ask me why I'm still fighting. Why? I've got to. **** man, don't kid yourself. I ain't rich. I got a family to support. I've got to suck it up," Pulver said. "The right time to retire is when I don't think I can compete. The right time to retire is when I don't feel like I can get up and train. When I'm not knocking people out in practice. The right time to retire is probably not when you're 34 years old. I made dumb decisions and bad choices. The right time to retire is when you can't do it physically anymore. That's not the case. I was having problems mentally. I feel like I've fixed my mental, and the physical follows right behind it."


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Posted by BeeR

he's pretty much beating up kids at the playground though.

its kind of hypocritical, he has too much pride to retire on a losing skid, but doesn't lose any pride fighting jobbers.



It's not like he lost one or two fights in the big leagues, he lost 6 in a row. He deserves to take a step down in competition rather than get beat up by the new stars of the sport. If the less talented fighters can't stop him, maybe they shouldn't be fighting. I don't see anything wrong with what he's doing, he's getting paid and retiring the way that he wants to, which I would say is the least he deserves after giving fans so much.

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Posted by BeeR

is he going to fight cans until he retires?
why bother.



I don't know if you know this, but a lot of fighters actually need the money they make to support themselves and their family.

Post #13   3/8/11 1:03:50PM   

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do you think im retarded or something?
Jens Pulver has proved all he needs too and is a legend in the sport.
he can make plenty of money training/coaching,, opening gyms, training facilities and even retired can still pull sponsorship money, you dont need to be a business man to pull this off.


if he was fighting to make money, he'd be fighting where the money is
beating a kid or a hack to make a few dollars is ridiculous


he doesnt DESERVE a step down, that is completely idiotic, he deserves to retire a legend, 6 loses in a row or not, he had more respect then then he does fighting guys who have no business fighting. Ive been a HUGE pulver fan for many many years, but Im losing more and more respect for him.


he says it was all mental, he can physically hang, but he isnt proving it at all, Im not the greatest physical specimen myself, but I can sure beat the hell out of some kid who has no business stepping up to me. but what does that prove?

if he WAS trying to prove something to himself, he would fight stiff competition, where ever he could.


I love and respect Lil'Evil, but it was time to retire a long time ago

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