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Could Pulver be a Hall of Famer?

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Could Pulver make it to the UFC HOF?
Yes 31 56%
No 13 24%
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This came up in a thread about the UFC hall of fame a while ago and I started thinking about it. It makes sense to me that he make it in.
First ever lightweight champ
Defended it twice against against:
Dennis Hallman who beat Matt Hughes twice
BJ Penn who is one of the best p4p and extremely dominant at the time no matter how much I dislike him
6-2-1 in the UFC isn't a bad record. One of those losses was to BJ who has become one of the best in the world since their first fight
He fought in different orgs but so did Coleman who is being considered last I heard

I think that could be enough to get him in when he retires. He's also fighting in the WEC now which is Zuffa owned so it's pretty close to the UFC. What does everyone think does he have a shot?

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Post #1   2/3/08 10:53:35PM   

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Dude he's damn near guarenteed the slot.

Post #2   2/3/08 11:07:15PM   

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That's what I was thinking. He's doesn't get brought up often when I see the hall of fame threads though so I was just wondering what everyone else was thinking about it.

Post #3   2/3/08 11:14:25PM   

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i think jens is right on the border. it's hard to say. but when exactly did he beat hughes twice??? i seemed to have missed that...

Post #4   2/3/08 11:17:59PM   

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Jens didn't beat Hughes twice. Hallman did. I was just saying it shows Hallman is a pretty legit competitor I guess it wasn't very clear.

Post #5   2/3/08 11:19:08PM   

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I can't see how the UFC can't put him in there. As you said he was the first LW champ and has a impressive record over some tough fighters.
Also the selling point for me is, he always has killer hair!

With arguments like that how can the UFC turn him down?!

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ok i was just begining to gather that. yea he really could be in or out, he runs a fine border. i think he should, but the ufc dosen't seem to like to put many fighters in the hall.

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Posted by Diamondback2

ok i was just begining to gather that. yea he really could be in or out, he runs a fine border. i think he should, but the ufc dosen't seem to like to put many fighters in the hall.



It's true that they don't seem to want to load it up but that's a good thing. They only want the guys who are the very best and done the most things in the sport in the HOF. But Jens helped build the LW division and I'd say he has done enough for the company to earn his spot.

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hands down yes. 100%. Tons of heart and great fights

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Pulver is a good bet later down the road for the HOF for historys sake. If he beats Urijah Faber he's in there. any defenses of the WEC Featherweight title just lock it up.

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He went undefeated in the UFC and left because they dropped that weight class. His first loss in the UFC didn't come till years later after 155 weight class was added back in and it isn't even his true weight class he should be at FW which he is now. He is a hall of famer hands down.

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Posted by telnights

He went undefeated in the UFC and left because they dropped that weight class. His first loss in the UFC didn't come till years later after 155 weight class was added back in and it isn't even his true weight class he should be at FW which he is now. He is a hall of famer hands down.

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There isnt a doubt in my mind that Jens will make it into the hall of fame look at all he did for the LW division the guy is awesome and he definetely deserves to be in

Post #13   2/4/08 10:59:54AM   

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I agree 100% that he will go the hall of fame, well he deserves it anyways. First UFC lightweight champ, 6-2-1. Also he possesses that knockout power which is extremely rare among lightweights, especially him being naturally 155. So glad he's in WEC fighting in the FW division, he's going to knock Urijah out in the 3rd!!

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Yeah Pulver definitely deserves a spot. Especially if he beats Faber. THAT would be amazing.

P.S. nice avatar boo you can switch it now if you like

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