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Old 06-02-2010, 04:31 PM
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Default BREAKING JEnS PULVER NEWS

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Ending speculation, Dana White confirmed Saturday to MMA Fighting that Jens Pulver has been released by Zuffa.
A report first surfaced nearly two weeks ago that the World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight, a former UFC champion and longtime fan favorite, had been let go. However, Pulver's agent, Monte Cox, told Versus.com that he hoped his client would remain with the company in a broadcasting capacity.

But White, Zuffa's president, said following the UFC 114 press conference on Saturday that will not be the case.

"He has been released," White said. "We had talked about Jens being a part of the WEC somehow, but he's not broadcasting."

Pulver, who has filled the analyst seat for both the UFC and WEC on past broadcasts, had hoped to be a part of the on-air team for the WEC's next event, WEC 49, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

On Thursday, shortly after he arrived in Las Vegas for commitments at the UFC Fan Expo, Pulver told The Times of Northwest Indiana he had not yet been informed personally by Zuffa that he had been released. But he said he has no choice but to continue fighting.

"On the record, you can tell the whole world this: I love the UFC, I love the WEC, I love Zuffa," Pulver said. "But I'm 0-5 (in my last five fights), so I get it. I'm a fighter. Fact is, I've been around a lot longer than these guys today, and I don't make as much money as them. I'm 0-5, and that's something I've got to fix with me -- but I can't take a year off to work on it. I've gotta fight."

Pulver (22-13-1, 1-5 WEC, 6-2-1 UFC) was the first lightweight champion in UFC history and is one of only two fighters to beat BJ Penn at 155 pounds. Pulver won his WEC debut at WEC 31 against Cub Swanson, but since then he has lost five straight including the last four in the first round. He last fought at WEC 47 in Columbus, Ohio, in March, losing to Javier Vazquez by armbar.
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:40 PM
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Damn Ben you scared me! I thought something was wrong like he was hurt or something

Getting released from the UFC...that's not a shocker. He doesn't win anymore,why wouldn't they let him go? They don't keep people in for funsy
Jens can just go on to do other things. with in the mma industry. He's a really likable guy
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:04 PM
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I'm quite surprised at this, I thought they'd keep him as a commentator and he'd be great. Plus he can still train fighters too.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:18 PM
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Yeah.. I thought he would be like a retired Mir... He is good as a commentator. and his name still has value to it.

As far as getting "let go" as a fighter.. that was pretty much a given.. but everyone will have that time come to them.. with the exception of Randy I guess.
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I think he was "let go" as a fighter...not as Jens Pulver
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I think he was "let go" as a fighter...not as Jens Pulver
Yeah he was only let go as a fighter. I bet he'll be resigned in his new capacity whatever that is. Zuffa cannot ignore that Jens is a huge draw because he takes care of his fans.
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I'm quite surprised at this, I thought they'd keep him as a commentator and he'd be great. Plus he can still train fighters too.
Yeah, I'm really bummed by this. They just announced the KenFlo's gonna be the new color guy for the WEC. I guess I understand their decision, though. He's one of the hosts on MMA Live, which has just been gauranteed a home on ESPN 2, which mean's he'll be the face/voice that most casual fans will associate with MMA, so if they flip past Versus & are wondering if this "WEC" thing is legit or not, hearing their old buddy Kenny yapping away will make them feel more comforted.
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VCURamfan, this thread is just cruel! Poor Tyburn is going to click on it and think it is good news and instead, you are going to throw him into a depression.
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:31 AM
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VCURamfan, this thread is just cruel! Poor Tyburn is going to click on it and think it is good news and instead, you are going to throw him into a depression.
Dave will certainly have an explanation for this!
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VCURamfan, this thread is just cruel! Poor Tyburn is going to click on it and think it is good news and instead, you are going to throw him into a depression.
Well, I didn't want to come right out & call it "Jens Pulver Fired", because I didn't want to ruin his entire day just by looking at the thread list.
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