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Urijah Faber to Beat Up Jens Pulver Again at WEC 38

(What the hell, let’s do it again.)

Urijah Faber may have to wait a while for Mike Brown to heal up before he can get a crack at reclaiming his featherweight title, but in the meantime he can keep himself sharp with another go at former UFC lightweight champ Jens PulverMMA Weekly says the two will meet again at WEC 38 in San Diego on January 25, though it’s not yet officially signed.  

You might recall that both men fought on the last WEC card, and both lost via TKO.  The difference is that Faber’s loss was a major shock, and most people were generous enough to attribute it to him simply “getting caught” as we say in the business when we want to be nice.  Pulver, on the other hand, got beat down by Leonard Garcia in a fight that seemed to signal that he might be approaching the twilight of his fine career.

It’s not surprising that the WEC would want to run Faber-Pulver II, given the success of the first fight, but there’s also not much reason to think this one will turn out any differently.  Pulver hung in there for five rounds and took a unanimous decision loss in what turned out to be one hell of a fight the first time.  Now Faber has a little more to prove, and Pulver looks even further from his prime.  If he drops his third straight in the 145-pound division, you have to wonder what’s left.

At least the WEC can probably squeeze one more sell-out from this matchup, and hopefully we’ll be treated to another solid fight.

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KTFO- November 27, 2008 at 3:11 am
Buttchin Faber. That is all.
behr- November 26, 2008 at 8:44 am
Why don't they do a super fight since thats the in thing right now. They could have a handicap match,Faber and Pulver vs Lesner, with guest referee Bret Hart. That would be worth the money.
Anonymous- November 26, 2008 at 2:07 am
woot! we get to see pulvarized go out and get his ass beat! When the last time that clown actually won. angry lil monkey
K.E.G.- November 25, 2008 at 8:50 pm
I agree with alot of you, Faber should have to fight Garcia. If UF would have won like most of you claim he would 9/10 times, then he would be up to fight Garcia anyway. These three are doomed to fight each other anyway no matter what order.
Clozer- November 25, 2008 at 3:58 pm
Faberfan, you are an idiot! Get off Goldies trademark reign supreme saying and get your own material. Faber should retire? You must not have been paying attention to any of his fights. Yes he is cocky, yes he attempts ridiculous moves at times, and fuck yes he got caught trying to pull off a bitch slap elbow attempt, but does that make him not worthy of another title shot? I'm gonna have to go with HELL NO! Let's actually get a chance to see those 2 bang it out. I assure you even if he loses, it won't be anything less than a 5 round war. But who am I to be Joe matchmaker anyways.
Clozer- November 25, 2008 at 3:52 pm
Yeah, I have to agree as well. Garcia vs. Faber would be a much more interesting fight. I am willing to be the reason that fight will not happen is because they are going to give Garcia a title shot. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
Anonymous- November 25, 2008 at 3:13 pm
I thought Faber was scheduled to fight Jose Aldo?
walrus- November 25, 2008 at 3:07 pm
Hopefully (imo), Pulver will actually try some aggresion this time. That's what his problem was before. He'd only reacted when he got hit -- perhaps he is at his end (likely). But some hard aggresion would be my reccomendation -- wrong or right.
faberfan- November 25, 2008 at 2:49 pm
mike brown was the first good fighter faber ever fought and we all saw what happened. faber is lucky he's such a hype-fighter so they wont put him against leanord garcia. he might be able to pull out another victory against pulver but i just dont see him getting by a beast like brown. at this point you have to consider mike brown number 5 on the pound for pound list he will reign supreme over that division for a long time. maybe faber should just retire.
Rumbler- November 25, 2008 at 2:39 pm
"Urijah Faber to Beat Up Jens Pulver Again at WEC 38"

paul v- November 25, 2008 at 2:29 pm
Pulver is a dying breed. Retire...
Cap'n- November 25, 2008 at 2:23 pm
My guess is not Faber/Garcia yet because if Faber wins then immediately Brown will have to defend it against him, he would fight Faber twice in a row. From a business aspect, it makes more sense to have these guys fight around a bit more and have Brown defend against someone else first. But its gonna throw a wrench in there whole system when Pulver KOs Faber this time. Believe it.
mayhem420- November 25, 2008 at 2:22 pm
The 1st fight was awesome, I just hope that the 2nd one can live up to that 1st fight. I dont think it would make allot of sense to have Faber take on Garcia ....yet.
If Faber wins that fight then all it does is knockdown a possible Garcia/Brown title fight. Since Faber lost he should (like most fighters) have to work his way back up.
I hope Jens has enough left to pull this one out!
Xamo- November 25, 2008 at 2:07 pm
On paper the fight is pointless, but I would probably watch it anyways.. another education on how to survive a fight with Urijah Faber.
turdle420- November 25, 2008 at 2:06 pm
i agree, why not faber vs. garcia to see who gets to fight brown next. that match up doesn't make cents but i guess they're seeing dollars
Machine- November 25, 2008 at 2:05 pm
WTF? What about Aldo?
Faber's dreads- November 25, 2008 at 2:00 pm
Why not have Faber go against Leonard Garcia instead?

I would much rather see that.....not that they care what I'd rather see.

Anonymous- November 25, 2008 at 1:46 pm
pulver ko
shizznitt- November 25, 2008 at 1:45 pm
Ouch, looks like they're trying to get rid of Pulver soon. He's Faber's meal now.

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Geriatric Peon- November 25, 2008 at 1:39 pm
Why not, I am down to watch this again.