Despite being a marquee name in the WEC and a former UFC lightweight champion, the road has come to an end for Jens “Lil Evil” Pulver, at least as a fighter at World Extreme Cagefighting, after earning his fifth consecutive loss to Javier Vazquez at WEC 47. WEC general manager, Reed Harris, told TapouT radio that he has no interest in seeing the 35-year-old featherweight strap on 4 oz. leather gloves and step in the cage again.
“I don’t think I really want to see him fight again, so I think I would prefer to look at other options,” Harris said.
The relationship between Harris and Pulver is still on very good terms, the CEO expressed a lot of respect for the fighter, but at the end of day he wants “Lil Evil” to explore other options within the company.
“Certainly we love Jens, and Jens had asked some time ago about possibly coming in and working with us and doing some different things. And we’re open to all of that, but I haven’t actually had the discussion with Jens, and I’m hoping to do that probably in the next week or so,” discussed Harris.
Due to Pulver’s previous history as a commentator for both WEC and UFC, the most obvious move would be offering color commentary cage-side for future events. People have given Pulver, a commentating peer to fighters like Frank Mir and Kenny Florian, positive feedback after his previous stints behind the booth.
Regardless of what position Pulver acquires, Harris is very open to keeping him employed at WEC.
“We’ve had a couple of meetings internally where we’ve discussed different things, and one of the things that came up was that a lot of people really liked him in the booth,” said Harris. “They liked his commentary, and he’s a great ambassador as well to the sport. I don’t have any problem having him involved.”