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Jens Pulver was born on 6 December 1974 in Sunnyside, Washington State USA, and is a professional mixed martial artist, best known as an UFC Lightweight champion.
So just how rich is Jens Pulver as of mid-2017? Authoritative sources report that Jens’ net worth is as high as $300,000, accumulated largely from participating in mixed martial arts championships and competitions. He has also written an autobiography.
Jens Pulver Net Worth $300,000
Jens grew up in Maple Valley in Washington, often the victim of abuse from an alcoholic father. Being introduced to mixed martial arts by a friend, he began wrestling at a young age. Pulver attended Tahoma Senior High School and wrestled for them, then began boxing in the junior year of high school and went on to earn two state championships. Jens enrolled into Highline Community College, and was practicing and wrestling for them as well, although suffering from wrist injuries, he had to stop his career temporarily. Pulver eventually earned a college degree, graduating in criminal justice from Boise State University, going on to participate in several underground fighting events.
He befriended the owner of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy and went on to compete in MMA there. Starting of his mixed martial arts career, he lost a few matches due to the lack of practice and experience, but soon proved to be a good fighter, and his performance is said to have impressed the UFC matchmaker John Perretti. Pulver officially began competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1999, earning several victories including against the top ranked Japanese Fighter Caol Uno. Due to his notable skills, Pulver became the first UFC Lightweight Champion, and successfully defended his title in forthcoming matches against Dennis Hallman and B.J. Penn. However, in the following period, he decided to leave the UFC.
Jens subsequently began his professional boxing career. He made a name for himself and gained a reputation by winning all of his four matches in 2004. At the same time, he was fighting in several promotion companies including Shooto and Pride. His performance in Pride was widely recognized and was seen as the best boxing fight in a MMA bout. In his final Pride fight, he defeated his opponent with a soccer hit to the head.
Jens went on to return to the UFC, but faced a loss in a match with Joe Lauzon. He subsequently appeared as a coach on reality the television show ‘’The Ultimate Fighter 5’’. Pulver then announced that he would participate in World Extreme Cagefighting, winning a few bouts but also suffering several losses, and so ended up being released from the competition. As of more recent past, Pulver participated in ONE Championship, but eventually retired in 2014.
In his personal life, Jens is married to Kannika Pulver and the couple has two children. is the oldest brother to Dustin and Abel and sister Jamaica. They grew up in an abusive family, which Jens wrote about in ‘’ Little Evil, One Ultimate Fighter’s Rise to the Top’’, his autobiography. His life story also inspired Timothy McKinnon to write a book entitled ‘’NEVER’’. Pulver has heterochromia, a medical condition which causes the color of the eyes to be different.