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Jens let go

EL LOCO2010-06-23 07:17:58 +0000 #1



He's now a legend looking for a new home.

Jens Pulver, former UFC lightweight champion and WEC featherweight competitor, was released from his contract with Zuffa over the weekend, and will not be retained at this time in any capacity.

The news was first announced by UFC president Dana White following UFC 114, and Pulver's agent, Brian Butler from Suckerpunch Entertainment, confirmed the news to on Wednesday.

The other news about Pulver's release is that he will not be retained as a commentator, as many had hoped, for WEC broadcasts. Pulver has done commentary for several organizations over the years including the UFC and WEC, but the company's plans took them in a different direction for their future broadcast team.

The Idaho native still plans on fighting in the future, but as of right now has nothing definite in the works. Pulver was 1-5 during his time with the WEC, and lost five straight bouts before being released from his contract.

The fighter was obviously emotional following his last fight in the WEC, a submission defeat to Javier Vazquez, and retirement talk loomed at the time, but whether in the WEC or not, Pulver told he will fight again.

The commentary duties for the upcoming WEC show in Edmonton will be turned over to UFC lightweight Kenny Florian, according to a report on UFC light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar is also expected to return to the commentating booth again in the future, as well, although WEC officials say it has yet to be determined who will hold the position on an permanent basis.

Pulver will continue to train and work in Idaho at his new gym, while working towards the next step in his storied MMA career.

Guess this was coming......

Strick902010-06-23 07:33:13 +0000 #2
Yeah I saw that earlier today. Pretty sad but I think everyone saw it coming or at least thought it was coming sooner rather than later.
RJ3162010-06-23 07:25:37 +0000 #3
I'd comment, but since Asugar and I share the same respect for Lil Evil, I'll let him speak for me.....

Strick902010-06-23 08:25:38 +0000 #4
IMO one of the top 5 LWs of all time.
EL LOCO2010-06-23 09:01:20 +0000 #5
I would have liked if he did stay as a commentator, dont know why you wouldnt want to use his knowledge for that.
Glenn P2010-06-23 07:51:07 +0000 #6
Hard not to like that guy...just a class-act and great champion



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