Jens Pulver: ‘I can’t keep putting them through this.’

Jens “Lil Evil” Pulver, following seven losses in his last eight fights, admits he never thought he’d go out like this.

Speaking via, Pulver said:

“It broke my heart. When I was out there, I know I didn’t say I retire or I quit, but at the same token, the one part that was busting me up more than anything was the fact that I couldn’t keep doing that to my fans. I love them to death and their response at the weigh-ins and their response at the fights and how much they were cheering for me, I love them…I owe them way too much to break their hearts like this.”

“If anything, I never thought ever in my life that that would be a reason to retire. Now that I look at it, its like, ‘I can’t keep putting them through this.’ And maybe that’s why you retire because you can’t keep hurting the people that you love and I love the fans man. I love everything about them and this sport. I’m not some rich dude that makes money off the fans. I don’t make money off the fans. I make a living off the fans literally because they get me motivated and keep me going. So it’s beyond touching.”

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