“Years brought change; life got different
My position became equipped with permission
Permission to have a voice; permission to have a choice
Far different from fear and a temper; life got simpler
I left a dark box of alone with my thoughts
I chose to share them with the world; the world listened
Now my position is Anxiety Driven with a mission”
Jens Pulver grew up in an environment that few could imagine, and that would cripple most spirits. From this brutal beginning, Jens Pulver spent a lifetime fighting to overcome the poverty of his circumstance, corralling the physical and spiritual demons of his childhood, and eventually unleashing them into the world of Mixed Martial Arts, where he rose to epic proportions. In 2001, Jens Pulver became the first Lightweight World Champion under the now multi-billion dollar fight industry that is the UFC. Jens Pulver’s image is branded into video games, t-shirts, athletic gear, and the minds of millions of Mixed Martial Arts fans around the world. Revered as a legend, and continually asked when he will retire, Jens Pulver is not finished by a long shot. He is still driven, still striving for greatness, knowing that his future and his fate rest solely in his hands. Jens takes on the bridle of never closing the door on who he has yet to become.