Go Back   Matt-Hughes.com Official Forums > MMA Related > UFC

View Poll Results: Should Jens Pulver be added to the UFC Hall of Fame
YES 14 53.85%
NO 12 46.15%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-11-2011, 12:02 PM
Tyburn's Avatar
Tyburn Tyburn is offline
Angry @ Injustice!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: England
Posts: 16,923
Default My Birthday Wish: Letter to UFC about Jens Pulver and The HOF

I've made this a poll...but please, wipe your mind clear of me and my association, listen purely to the letter, and THEN vote.

I sent this to the President, to the VP, and also to the Owners of the insitution. They should by now have all received their copies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh09UKQup4o
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-11-2011, 12:04 PM
VCURamFan's Avatar
VCURamFan VCURamFan is offline
MMA, VCU, & Doctor Who
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Basketball Capital of the World
Posts: 14,313
Send a message via AIM to VCURamFan
Default

I can't watch videos at work. Could you post the body of the letter here for us to read?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-11-2011, 12:36 PM
Spiritwalker's Avatar
Spiritwalker Spiritwalker is offline
Matt-4; GJJ Black Belts-0
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Gastonia NC
Posts: 4,339
Default

He should be in the HoF.. If only for the reason that he was the first.. LW champion in the UFC... There are a few other reasons.. but he was the first champ.. and should he go and lose 14 out of his next 15 fights... nothing changes that.
__________________
It is because you chose to get on the mat that makes you the winner. Think about how many people are not on that mat right now. - Luis Sucuri Togno
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-11-2011, 12:43 PM
Vizion's Avatar
Vizion Vizion is offline
Hughes fanboy
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,214
Default

I voted no.



















not
__________________


Please consider England in your prayers!

http://www.intercessuk.org/iuk3/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-11-2011, 01:54 PM
J.B.'s Avatar
J.B. J.B. is offline
WAR CARDINALS!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Apache Juntion, AZ
Posts: 8,462
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spiritwalker View Post
He should be in the HoF.. If only for the reason that he was the first.. LW champion in the UFC... There are a few other reasons.. but he was the first champ.. and should he go and lose 14 out of his next 15 fights... nothing changes that.
Should Frank Shamrock get the same treatment?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-11-2011, 02:13 PM
Spiritwalker's Avatar
Spiritwalker Spiritwalker is offline
Matt-4; GJJ Black Belts-0
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Gastonia NC
Posts: 4,339
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by J.B. View Post
Should Frank Shamrock get the same treatment?
I saw no.. because while he was the first to win the LHW title... (LHW????).. he has publicly put down the UFC.. and the management...

and his hypocrisy in his actions are really a bad "ambassador" for the sport...
__________________
It is because you chose to get on the mat that makes you the winner. Think about how many people are not on that mat right now. - Luis Sucuri Togno
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-11-2011, 02:30 PM
Dethbob
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by J.B. View Post
Should Frank Shamrock get the same treatment?
MMA hall of fame, absolutely, UFC hall of fame, no. He did some really cool stuff in the UFC, but he did not stay long and did most of his work in other orgs.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-11-2011, 02:35 PM
JavierDLC's Avatar
JavierDLC JavierDLC is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: El Paso Texas
Posts: 2,306
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spiritwalker View Post
I saw no.. because while he was the first to win the LHW title... (LHW????).. he has publicly put down the UFC.. and the management...

and his hypocrisy in his actions are really a bad "ambassador" for the sport...
Agreed I really dislike his stupid Anti-UFC rants
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-11-2011, 02:36 PM
Tyburn's Avatar
Tyburn Tyburn is offline
Angry @ Injustice!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: England
Posts: 16,923
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dethbob View Post
MMA hall of fame, absolutely, UFC hall of fame, no. He did some really cool stuff in the UFC, but he did not stay long and did most of his work in other orgs.
There is no such thing as an MMA Hall of Fame though. Besides...that would be too vast I think.

I still say his power of the mob, and his ability to have pioneered three weight classes, and get them all from unrecognised, to the full UFC in a decade...warrents his inclusion.

Look at it this way...Removing all things Pulver, would have made WEC vanish when the heavies in it were disbanded, and it would cause three divisions of the UFC to vanish into thin air...that quite likely could have been the scenario if Jens Pulver hadnt almost single handedly championed their cause for about five years before they became really popular.

He's much more then the first lightweight champion...he's kinda responsible for the sports acceptance of EVERYTHING below 170lbs. You could argue that the Orient developed slightly differently...and he would feature, but only alongside Kid Yamamoto in areas like shooto, rings, and pride...but thankfully, we CAN ignore that for the purposes of an appeal to the UFC
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-11-2011, 03:07 PM
Dethbob
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyburn View Post
There is no such thing as an MMA Hall of Fame though. Besides...that would be too vast I think.

I still say his power of the mob, and his ability to have pioneered three weight classes, and get them all from unrecognised, to the full UFC in a decade...warrents his inclusion.

Look at it this way...Removing all things Pulver, would have made WEC vanish when the heavies in it were disbanded, and it would cause three divisions of the UFC to vanish into thin air...that quite likely could have been the scenario if Jens Pulver hadnt almost single handedly championed their cause for about five years before they became really popular.

He's much more then the first lightweight champion...he's kinda responsible for the sports acceptance of EVERYTHING below 170lbs. You could argue that the Orient developed slightly differently...and he would feature, but only alongside Kid Yamamoto in areas like shooto, rings, and pride...but thankfully, we CAN ignore that for the purposes of an appeal to the UFC
I was referring to Frank, not Jens. I agree with everything you’ve said about Jens, and I did vote ‘yes’ on him being included in the HOF.

As for Frank, I know there is no MMA hall of fame, but if there was, he would definitely rate. I just don’t think he’s ‘UFC’ enough to qualify for their HOF.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.