The former UFC lightweight champion Jens ‘Lil Evil’ Pulver talks about his upcoming “War on the Mainland” bout against Diego Garijo on August 14th in Irvine, California.
Pulver seems extremely hungry for a victory as he is currently riding on a 5-fight losing streak. Even though he has received a lot of criticism from the media and from MMA fans around the glove, Pulver still feels young and motivated to win in his next bout. If he were to lose, he admits that it would be a sign to possibly retire from MMA competition.
From Jens Pulver:
“I can’t keep getting cut and submitted. It’s not like I’m getting knocked unconscious or beat-up. I’m tired of losing. It’s important that I win this fight and do it my way. I always win my way. I have a game plan: I need to be open-minded, listen to my corner and be confident. Obviously, it’s not easy being confident having lost my last five fights, but I’m excited to find out. I have to win and fight smart doing it. I’m sick and tired of losing, even though I’m getting caught in submission holds, not getting beat up. I’m only 34 and nobody is going to tell me I’m too old or when to stop. This is a crossroad fight for me, though. If I can’t fix these little things and keep losing, it’s time for me to hang it up.”