WEC 47 is this Saturday Night, and one of the marquee fights features Jens Pulver. Once a champion in UFC, Pulver has lost four fights in a row, and heads into the fight against Javier Vazquez with a lot of questionmarks. In a recent interview, Pulver commented on a variety of subjects:
on whether he will be retiring after this fight:
No. There’s just no thought in my mind that I’m going to lose this fight. I can’t answer whether it’s my last fight because there’s no part of me that thinks I’ll lose, and that’s what I have going for me. The way I feel physically is I have no torn knees, no torn elbows, no serious head injuries, no broken legs — nothing like that in my entire career. So I don’t need to retire, I just need to train better. I was dejected mentally the last couple years and that’s why I wasn’t training well, but I don’t think about this being my last fight because I don’t think there’s anything wrong with me physically.
on Javier Vazquez
He’s tough. He’s going to throw hard, he’s going to clinch and he’s going to try to get that fight on the floor. He wants to submit me. He thinks I have a weak ground game — he probably thinks my game is altogether weak. I know he’s going to punch, he’s going to kick, and then he’s going to try to get me on the ground, and I’m excited to see him try. In these fights I’ve lost, I’ve been beating myself. I’m better now and that’s not going to happen.
on plans for his post-MMA life
Absolutely. I want to be a father, a grandfather some day, and a coach. And all of those are about wanting to help kids. I want to affect the world in ways that I can’t do fighting. I’ve won titles. I’ve had a world championship. I want to do more to make the world better.
Full Interview on MMAFighting
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