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“The opponent, I was more than happy. I’m like great. With my son, and with my friend being murdered – when I say friend, Justin and I go way back when we were 16. He moved out to Iowa and lived with me. It was real hard to lose him. He was somebody I was real, real close to. More than anything, I was hoping to have the holidays and everything, because I knew I wasn’t going to have a full-on six days a week to train. I would have loved to have it in March. I love the opponent. Can I do it in March? They said no and that they needed it in January, so that was the only hesitation was just the timing. You got to do what you got to do. No complaining, no excuses.”
- Former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver tells MMA Weekly that despite the birth of his son and death of close friend Justin Eilers, WEC officials refused to allow him to fight Urijah Faber in March instead of this coming weekend, leaving Pulver with the inability to train at the highest possible level for this fight.
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