Well, looks like it’s about as official as it’s gonna be until we start seeing advertising for it: Jens Pulver is on his way to the WEC. This is the second big bit of news broken on Frank Trigg’s radio show. Maybe I should listen to it more often. Or I could cut off my ears, because that radio show sucks.
Fortunately for those who don’t want to listen to the radio show, Loretta Hunt also gives the goods including more info on Pulver’s opponent, Cub Swanson:
A standout on the southern California circuit, Swanson, 23, has shone through in his two appearances with the Zuffa-owned promotion, earning a decision over Micah Miller at his last outing June 3.
“I was given a choice to fight Pulver or Mark Hominick and I chose the first,” says Swanson. “If I train hard and stick to my game plan, I can win this.”
What a ballsy dude. I keep on saying it: People underestimate Jens Pulver because he’s been tooled lately fighting guys who are way bigger than him. It’ll be interesting to see how he does at featherweight, especially since it seems like people are underestimating him.