According to multiple sources, Jens Pulver has been released by World Extreme Cagefighting after compiling a 1-7 record in his career since September 2006. Pulver, who debuted in WEC with a 35-second submission over Cub Swanson at WEC 31, went on to lose five straight bouts after the win including four consecutive first-round stoppages. News of the professional separation was confirmed by MMAFighting through a conversation with Dana White.
Also verified by the site was the possibility “Little Evil” could remain with WEC on some level but not necessarily in an on-air role. Pulver has acted as part of the commentary team on a handful of events and is slated to contribute in a similar capacity at WEC 49 on June 20th. No word has surfaced on whether or not the release will affect his status for the event.
However, fans of the UFC’s original lightweight champion can rest assured he has no plans to hang up his gloves regardless of the news or his recent struggles in the ring. Said Pulver, “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.”