Former UFC Champ Jens Pulver Announces Retirement
By FCF Staff
BJ Penn isn’t the only former UFC champ to announce he’s hanging up the gloves, as Jens Pulver also confirmed recently that he’s retiring from pro MMA at the age of 39.
“Lil Evil” hadn’t fought since November, 2013, when he was decisioned by Sami Aziz while competing for Superior Challenge.
Pulver (27-19-1) relayed news of his retirement during an interview with MMA Heat and FOX Sports correspondent Karyn Bryant.
The veteran was involved in several, memorable battles during his 15 plus year career, and defeated the likes of Penn, Dennis Hallman, Caol Uno, Cub Swanson, and Joe Stevenson.
Pulver’s aforementioned win over Uno took place in 2001, and saw him become the UFC’s first ever, lightweight champion.
The fighter, who was one of several champs to come out of the renowned Miletich gym in Iowa, also fought Penn in 2007 but was submitted in the rematch.
During his career Pulver also competed for WEC, ONE FC, PRIDE and Shooto, among several other organizations.