For a man standing 5’7” with an attached nickname including the word “little”, certain aspects of Jens Pulver have always been associated with the concept of diminutive size. However, one characteristic questionably large in regards to the former UFC champion is that of his heart.
A run of recent losses most fighters only have nightmares about, especially those who have experienced the career highs of Pulver, have increased the volume of those calling for his retirement from the ring. Regardless, “Little Evil” appears ready to hang his gloves up on his terms, not those of fans or media, and as such will see action again on January 22 at XFO 38 in the Chicago area.
No opponent has been named as of this report.
The 22-14-1 Pulver has tasted defeat in eight of his last nine bouts including seven by way of either TKO or submission with three-quarters of the losses taking place inside of the fight’s first frame. Compounding woes, the former Team Miletich member hasn’t won in three years. However, prior to his misfortune Pulver was considered one of the tougher draws in MMA with past wins in the Octagon over Caol Uno, Dennis Hallman, and B.J. Penn, as well as a number of knockouts to his credit.