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MMA legend Jens Pulver also confirms retirement

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Prior to BJ Penn hanging up his gloves last night, his former opponent and fellow UFC legend Jens Pulver also confirmed his retirement this past weekend.

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Post #1   7/7/14 11:53:03AM   

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I ran into pulver at the expo.
Glad I got him to sign my cap

Post #2   7/7/14 3:12:26PM   

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Edgar beat BJ so bad it made Jens retire

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Post #3   7/7/14 3:23:02PM   

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Did realize he wasn't already. LOL. Kinda strange

Post #4   7/7/14 3:24:42PM   

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Posted by Poor_Franklin

Edgar beat BJ so bad it made Jens retire



Post #5   7/7/14 3:27:10PM   

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Years later than he should have. Jens had that horrible skid in the UFC/WEC, then won like one regional fight, and was back to getting KO'ed by regional fighters like a flyweight Tim Elliot, prior to his UFC debut.

Jens though, like BJ, has a legacy that can't be undone by not knowing when to hang the gloves up. He was the first UFC lightweight champion, and someone that those who had been victims of abuse could look to as a source of inspiration and perseverance.

Good luck, Jens

Post #6   7/7/14 3:59:17PM   

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Farewell to him. Hope he does well in his next venture. He should start a youtube gaming channel.

Post #7   7/7/14 4:03:24PM   

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Always liked Jens, my favorite entrance music, you always knew it was going to be a fight

Post #8   7/7/14 10:19:58PM   

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Seems fitting that BJ and Jens would retire around the same time. Those 2, along with Matt Serra, Caol Uno and Din Thomas started the UFC Lightweight division off with a Bang.

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Post #9   7/7/14 11:39:29PM   

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At one time having the small 155'ers like Jens and BJ for a title was strange. Wasn't it enough having a division all the way down at 170?!

Now we've got Mighty Mouse cleaning out 125 and shortly a strawweight 115 pound women's strap. Oh, the times, they are a-changin.

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Way overdue. I hope Dana has a legends area of the company to give long time lifers like Jens a job even if it's putting up and tearing down the octagon for events.

Post #11   7/8/14 4:27:10AM