by Scott Petersen & Jeff Cain – MMAWeekly.com
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight titleholder and current World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight number one contender Jens “Little Evil” Pulver will not be watching UFC 83 this weekend. Pulver will be playing Call of Duty 4 with Xbox Live members April 19 from 9PM – 11PM EST.
MMAWeekly caught up with Pulver, who is in training for his WEC featherweight title bout against “The California Kid” Urijah Faber, to talk about his long-time passion of gaming.
“I’ve been playing the Call of Duty game for about five years, or six years, if not more,” said Pulver. “I play. That’s what I do. I game, so they asked if I wanted to get a game with them and I said absolutely. I get to play the Xbox 360 and get down there and mingle with people. I’m loving it.”
Sponsored by Activision and Call of Duty 4 for his fight with Cub Swanson and for his upcoming title bout with Urijah Faber, it’s a perfect fit for Pulver who’s been an avid PC gamer for years.
“I’ve always played PC, so I’m learning how to play on the Xbox with the controller and everything. I’ve always been a keyboard and mouse guy,” stated Pulver.”
On the PC, Pulver is level 55 on Call of Duty 4. He admitted, “On the Xbox I’m COD4JensPulver and I’m only level 22 right now, but I’m trying to get him up there.”
Asked if gaming ever gets in the way his training, Pulver answered, “It’s all in moderation. I spend my time, I do my training six to eight hours a day and rather than watch TV, which really isn’t my thing, I just get on there and play online with people and shoot it up. That’s never been an excuse when you’re not training and getting ready.”
For those who want to get on and play Call of Duty 4 with Jens Pulver, he commented, “Let’s go. Let’s mix it up. Let’s play. Keep it fair. Keep it clean and let’s have fun.”