FOR JENS PULVER, THERE IS LIFE AFTER ZUFFA


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As Jens Pulver watched a contemporary and a longtime rival meet with a painful end to his MMA career, he was struck by an empathy and an understanding only available to those who have earned it the hard way.Filed under: News, UFC more