Undefeated Dave Jansen boasts an impressive record of 12-0 and trains among the animals from Team Quest Portland. Just ask anyone from his highly respected gym and they will freely admit that Jansen is one of the hardest training fighters they have come across.
So why the minimal amount of press for such an up and coming talent? According to Jansen, he needs a name. A win over someone the masses are familiar with. He will undoubtedly have his opportunity when he makes his WEC debut in September at WEC 43.
“I’m just going to chip away at the WEC’s lightweight division until I get my shot at the title,” Jansen explained to FiveOuncesOfPain.com as the fresh ink from his newly signed WEC contract had a chance to dry. “There are some guys in the WEC that are fairly tough, but I think I have the skill set and the tenacity to hang with anybody in the WEC.
“I’m in it to win it. I’m not in this sport to be a mediocre fighter, I’m in this to be the best in whatever organization I’m in.”
Eager to test himself against some of the most lethal lightweights on the planet, this wrestler from the age of five will be the first to admit that he wants the best competition available. With that said, Jansen’s not too good to give anyone a healthy beatdown, he’ll fight anyone in the WEC.
“I’m looking forward to testing myself against anyone they put in front of me. Of course I want a shot at some of the guys that are getting the publicity right now like Donald Cerrone, Jamie Varner and Ben Henderson. Really it doesn’t matter though. I’m not going to turn down any fights in the WEC.
But who will he be facing in his first fight with the organization you ask? FiveOuncesOfPain.com asked the same thing, but even Jansen doesn’t hold the answer to that question at this early stage. There was one name being tossed around though.
“I have no word of an opponent right now,” confessed Jansen. “They mentioned Rich Crunkilton when I was signing my contract. We’ll see what happens though. I’m ready for anything.”