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WSOF 29: Brian Foster details tragic loss, which led to title shot this weekend against Justin Gaethje

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WSOF 29: “Gaethje vs. Foster” goes down this Friday night (March 12, 2016) in Greeley, Colo., at Bank of Colorado Arena. In the NBC Sports Network-televised main event, Justin Gaethje will look to once against defend his Lightweight title against Brian Foster.

Foster is no stranger to titles himself, having won both the Victory Fighting Championship Welterweight strap and the inaugural WSOF 25 “Lightweight Tournament” in Nov. 2015. However, the biggest advantage Foster may have in this fight against the undefeated Gaethje may be experience, having 33 professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fights in total. This time around, though, he only needs to win one fight in a night to be champion (not three).

Foster recently spoke with MMAmania.com about the challenge ahead at WSOF 29 this Friday night, as well as how the anniversary of a difficult and painful chapter in his life gave him motivation for this title fight … and every fight he’s ever had.

“Every fight’s been dedicated to my brother. This is no different. This is just 10 years since he died, 10 years I’ve been in the sport. I’m fighting for the world championship and everything that I said I was going to do is coming to fruition, man.”

The loss of his brother, Brandon — and the way in which the accident happened — could have steered Foster down darker paths. However, he channeled his emotions into MMA, which in hindsight, appears to have evolved into an incredible personal journey.

“Growing up we had been real active kids — hiking and biking and stuff like that — just athletic people (from) a real athletic family. We were hiking one day and my brother fell off some cliffs man, or the rocks gave and he kind of went with them. It was like 250 feet to his death. ….View full article

Source:: mma mania