MMA Quick Quote: Jens Pulver 'crushed' and 'heart broken' after loss to Josh Grispi at WEC 41

"The sad thing is I did everything I wanted to do -- I led with the left and went for the takedown, which all started with the kick. The damn [choke] was just tighter than I expected and I tried to wiggle out of it. I have to work on submission defense a little bit more. But that’s the first dang shot I’ve taken in probably 12 fights. [The loss] broke my heart. It really did. I think just the way I felt -- my camp, the guys who I am with – that 20-year-old had nothing on me. He just got me in a real good guillotine. It’s just old school stuff I got caught in, but I’m still learning. My heart is broken. I’m crushed. I got to now figure out what I’m going to do."

-- Jens Pulver shares his post-fight thoughts after losing to Josh Grispi via 33-second submission (guillotine choke) at WEC 41 last night at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California. "Lil Evil" also gave an emotional speech inside the cage immediately following the defeat -- his fourth straight and sixth in seven appearances -- but stopped short of announcing his retirement from the sport. The 34-year-old former UFC lightweight champion has been unable to do much at featherweight since his return to the division in late 2007 sans a quick submission win over Cub Swanson. The clock is ticking for Pulver. And it's unclear at this time if he will continue to compete or if Zuffa is even interested in keeping him on the payroll. It would be nice to see him go out on a win, but there are no guarantees in this sport. Unless, of course, he is matched up against a complete can, which doesn't appear to be very honorable. So you tell us ... should Pulver hang up the gloves or give it one more try against another worthy opponent?

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