Zuffa, LLC, the parent company of the UFC and the WEC, thought that having Jens Pulver drop down to the featherweight division would not only bring added exposure to the rising WEC organization, but it would help solidify a very competitive weight class. Three consecutive losses later, Pulver has now earned the unwelcomed role of gatekeeper in the 145-pound division.
“It sucks,” Pulver stated. “I just lost three fights in a row. I don’t know what to do.”
Pulver has compiled an impressive 22-11-1 professional record, collecting a UFC lightweight title along the way, however at 34 years of age, he has lost much of his explosiveness.
His accomplishments are noteworthy and his legacy is cemented, although that isn’t enough when you’re a competitor like Pulver is.
“The legend’s all fine and good,” Pulver said. “Down the road, that’ll be a great thing to have, and it’s a wonderful commodity, but I want to be a fighter. I want to be competitive.”
Although he was dominated by WEC superstar Urijah Faber this past weekend at WEC 38, Pulver isn’t prepared to call it quits just yet.
“I just want to get back to the drawing board,” Pulver said. “I’m going right back to Seattle, and I’m going to continue to train. I’m coming — again.”