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Little Evil: One Ultimate Fighter's Rise to the Top

4.05  ·  Rating Details  ·  101 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
At ten years of age, lined up alongside his two brothers in the living room of their Seattle home, Jens Pulver stared down the length of a shotgun into his father’s haggard face. Because Jens was the oldest, the one constantly running upstairs to protect his mother in the middle of the night, his father placed the barrel into his mouth first. Fear taught Jens how to attack ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by ECW Press (first published January 1st 2003)
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Jun 09, 2011 Greg rated it really liked it
This is Jens Pulver, after I think his lose to Uriah Faber but I'm not positive on that:

One cool thing about him, that he doesn't mention in his book, is that he has naturally two different . colored eyes. He's a strange looking guy and always reminds me of this little Irish guy I knew in Saratoga who would get seriously drunk and then pick fights with big meat heads twice his size (One time he got into a fight outside against three ex-football player looking guys outside of the bar my friends a
Brett Starr
Apr 16, 2010 Brett Starr rated it it was amazing
This was the original MMA fighter autobiography. Jens's was the 1st MMA fighter to tell his story.

When "Little Evil" was written, was shortly after Jens Pulver defended his championship belt against then up and coming fighter(& future champion) B.J. Penn!

Jens went through hell as a kid. He had every reason to become just another punk kid, with no direction in life dealing drugs and drinking. But lucky for him, he found wrestling and had alot of great coaches & mentors direct him to a l
Apr 20, 2009 Colin rated it really liked it
UFC Series Ranking: 1/3.

This book constituted the final installment of my UFC book series.

This book was the best of either one. I knew a little about Jens Pulver and his fighting career. After reading this book, I realized I had no clue about his personal life.

The story Pulver chronicles about his life are heartwrenching. This guy went through a lot. The good news is that no matter if life or his opponent knocks him down, he gets back up.

I would recommend this book even to people who aren't fans
Goran Powell
Nov 10, 2009 Goran Powell rated it liked it
A short, sharp, shocking read from the former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver. His story grabs you from the beginning because it’s written in gut wrenching detail about the terrifying abuse he suffered as a child. Eventually Pulver finds a salvation first through wrestling and later MMA under the guidance of Bob Shamrock, and later Pat Miletich.

The training for his Octagon matches is a little glossed over and more details about his fights could have been added too, particularly his first e
Feb 14, 2016 Mikeont rated it liked it
emotional book about jens' life with an extremely abusive father.
Miranda Diaz
Short and inspirational real-life account of MMA fighter Jens Pulver's rise to the top of the UFC's newly installed lightweight division. A well-written and heart-wrenching account of Jens' survival of a traumatizing childhood. The book speaks to how anyone can achieve success with strength and discipline, no matter how horrbile the odds. An inspiring story about life for non-MMA fans and fanatics alike.

The book is more the personal story of Jens set against the backdrop of MMA.
Apr 05, 2008 Jen rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Jen by: Brian Pawlowski
This is the true story of Jens Pulver, the MMA fighter. Jens was physically and mentally abused by his father for most of his childhood. This is an inspiring story for anyone to read, whether you are interested in MMA or not, I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. It is a story about real life.
Apr 28, 2012 Ravyn rated it it was amazing
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A brief but inspiring look into the life of the first man to beat BJ Penn. Well worth the read.
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