"I don’t want to knock anything that Cesar and my camp has done, but I don’t really want to have anything to do with Jose ... He’s not someone I want in my life. I don’t want to help a guy out who has constantly screwed everyone over who has been close to him. I like Hershel Walker and I’d like to see Hershel kick his (expletive), but if he was fighting under my team that would make me feel a little weird, so I don’t know how I feel about that. Being a friend and fan of Hershel and having a guy that I think is kind of a scumbag coming to my gym ... I guess that’s Cesar’s decision. I don’t want to knock his decision, but I certainly wouldn’t let him come into my gym."
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