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'Caged': Wes Misses His Son's First Birthday For A Fight (VIDEO)


First Posted: 02/ 7/2012 5:02 am Updated: 02/ 7/2012 9:39 am

"Caged" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on MTV) fighter Wes may come across as nothing but a hard-partying country boy, but he is also a committed father who put himself through college to get a good job so he can make a decent life for him and his young son, Jaxon.

Wes' big fight in New Orleans was scheduled on the same day as Jaxon's first birthday and despite the anguish of missing his son's big day, Wes decided to go ahead and fight.

To do that he first had to lose six pounds to make it into a lower weight division. Already struggling with a bum thumb, Wes just about managed to sweat the pounds off, but ended up going into the fight thirsty.

Was the fight worth all the sacrifice?

After a long and bruising three rounds, the judges were unanimous: Wes lost. Unbowed in defeat, he acknowledged how tough his opponent was and he told the crowd, "Jaxon, happy birthday! Daddy loves you."

Follow the fighters on "Caged" Mondays, 10 p.m. EST on MTV.

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