MMA on Tap is reporting that Jens Pulver (21-7-1) will be ditching the UFC after his showdown with BJ Penn at The Ultimate Finale 5 according to his manager Monte Cox.
While no official announcement has been made, "Little Evil" is expected to join the featherweight ranks of the WEC and possibly faceÃ‚Â the "California Kid" Urijah Faber (19-1).
While it's just speculation at this point, this is a fantastic match-up but one that I believe hinges on the outcome of his fight with Penn.
A win would most likely put him at the top of the WEC food chain - and against Faber.Ã‚Â But aÃ‚Â loss, even to someone as gifted as "The Prodigy", may reinforce the belief held by some critics that he's on a downwardÃ‚Â trendÃ‚Â as evidenced by his KO loss to Joe Lauzon.
Whether he faces Faber or not, he's guaranteed to make some noise in the featherweight division.
I know some fans look down on the WEC as someÃ‚Â sort of minor leagues for the UFC. The same WEC that recently signed Paulo Filho and now possibly Jens Pulver.
There's nothing minor about that.