Jens Pulver won the UFC lightweight title on Feb. 23, 2001. The next day he met Spencer Fisher.
At a seminar in Wilmington, N.C., Pulver and Pat Miletich encountered a 200-pound "animal" on the mat.
"I just remember watching him roll," Pulver says. "He was getting after me, getting after Pat."
Come on out to Iowa, they told him. Train full time with the best in the world. A few months later Fisher left the hills for the fields. In Iowa he would also leave 200 pounds for ...