December 18th, 2008  |  Published in BLINDSIDE, SUCKERPUNCH BLINDSIDE  |  36 Comments

On December 16th at 10:30am Karson Jens Pulver was born.

From the agent’s perspective…
So I was sitting here trying to figure how to write this episode of “Blindside”. It’s a special one for a couple of reasons. I figured since this is supposed to be about the side of the sport you don’t normally see why not give it to you the way i got it…

I’m sitting here looking at pictures Jens has just given me access to on his “personal online photo account”, (sorry, no free plugs… haha… No seriously call me if you’re one of those companies and we can insert the link here… lol) and we are texting back and forth because Jens wanted to make sure I had the right password to access the albums. I can tell he is excited to share the pictures, like any proud dad would be, so I sent him a text letting him know I logged in successfully, and joked that I may use the picture of Nikka with her legs in the stirrups!

Jens sends me a text back, “oh god she isn’t even laughing lol!”. Followed by, “but she would deserve it for farting on ya that one time”.

I laugh and I text back, “I would never do that to nikka… haha. I need her on my side… but Karson’s middle name should be “Sponge Bob” because that’s where you f*#!ers made him!”.

Jens texts back, “Oohhh my god good times, good times. the sponge bob ;o face!”

You see, this is an inside joke because Jens and Nikka used to enjoy messing with me by poking at some of my pet peeves. 1. was EPDA (Extreme Public Displays of Affection) and 2. was farting all over the place. Well in my house we made our extra bathroom into our “kids bathroom”, and it is done in a heavy SpongeBob motif. While a guest at my home, they never missed an opportunity to try get under my skin and would tease that they were “bumping uglies” in my kids’ bathroom and that they would never look at SpongeBob the same way again (hense the sponge bob ;o face). Hahaha… of course they were just playing it up to make me squirm (I hope)?

Anyway, it got me thinking… wow, how much can a year change things? Jens and I have had highs and lows, but the reality is I got into this business because of Jens. Jens was my first client and December marks the one year aniversery that SuckerPunch made its debut with Jens at his debut in the WEC against Cub Swanson. So needless to say we started with a bang! 12 months later SuckerPunch is one of the fastest growing agencies in MMA… it’s all a blur.

Within this “blur” there were points where our relationship was strained, but Jens and I always kept in touch because at the core we were friends. The birth of Karson also represents the rebirth of Lil Evil and SuckerPunch, we are back for 09. These photo’s of baby Karson puts in perspective what’s important in life and how fast time flies.

Already the proud father of daughter Madeline Springs Pulver, or as Jens calls her “Maddy”, the addition of Karson, makes Jens feel his life is complete. No matter what the future holds for Jens as a fighter, commentator, analyst or hall of famer, one path is set… he will be the best father he can be so his kids never see the evils that he has seen.

Congratulations Jens and Nikka.



  1. Bubbs says:

    December 18th, 2008at 4:46 pm(#)

    Awesome dude, congrats ! I am the father of a three year old boy (Ash) and am expecting another boy (Max) in April. There is truly no better feeling than being a dad, not even a knockout victory. I wish you and your family all the best.

  2. allan says:

    December 18th, 2008at 4:58 pm(#)

    Congrats to you and your new baby Jens! Great read as well! Sounds like you have a interesting relationship with Brian?

    Big Big fan of Lil Evil!

    Good luck on the 25th


  3. John Curry says:

    December 18th, 2008at 5:00 pm(#)

    Congratulations from The Deaf MMA guy.

  4. Jens Pulver says:

    December 18th, 2008at 5:06 pm(#)

    yeah its been an amazing week, I am happy to be able to share it here first and with you all. Brian, I can’t thank you enough for putting up with me (all five of me lol). I will be around.

    lil evil

  5. James says:

    December 18th, 2008at 5:37 pm(#)

    hey jens, you seem like you’d be a good dad. i wish i had some kids. good luck in your mma career.

  6. FootJab says:

    December 18th, 2008at 6:47 pm(#)

    Congrats on the baby! Very funny story!
    PS. please beat faber!

  7. laura says:

    December 18th, 2008at 6:49 pm(#)

    LMAO sorry that was funny yet touching. Congratulations on the addition to the family!
    Good luck on the 25th!


  8. Rumina Haggler says:

    December 18th, 2008at 6:59 pm(#)

    holy awesome, that warms me up. from call of duty to calls of dooty. have you already bought the cliche baseball glove? cause i’m not sure they make baby wrestling ear guards. but who the hell are you?!? tell nikka(sp?), the one who did the work;), she made a hell of a boy.

    congratulations to all of you. karson ftw.

  9. ryan says:

    December 18th, 2008at 7:04 pm(#)

    I just wanted to say congratulations to Jens Pulver on his little holiday miracle and wish him and his family all the best during the Christmas season.

  10. joey says:

    December 18th, 2008at 7:09 pm(#)

    Congrats on the lil lil Evil. New kid, another Miletich Victory. What more can you ask for

  11. Jens Pulver says:

    December 18th, 2008at 7:44 pm(#)

    i Promise my wife to be Nikka take it all in stride and was rolling when brian read the story to us. Now that we are back home and all healthy, its time to get after a certain Cali kid, damn i can’t wait for this fight. get a chance to write the wrongs of my last fight with him. as a fighter who wouldn’t want that chance.


  12. Greg says:

    December 18th, 2008at 8:16 pm(#)

    Congratulations, Jens. Always a fan of you inside and outside of the ring. Take care,

  13. Damon Martin says:

    December 18th, 2008at 8:46 pm(#)

    Hey Jens

    Congrats on the new addition to the family! The kid is looking good already and I know you are gonna be one proud papa!

    You know you’re like family to us over at MMAWeekly so we are all very happy for you, your fiancee and the new baby!


  14. Bartimus says:

    December 18th, 2008at 8:54 pm(#)

    Congrats bro

  15. Amir Sadollah says:

    December 18th, 2008at 11:12 pm(#)

    Congrats Jens! I hope all is going well with your new addition to the family!

  16. John Curry says:

    December 18th, 2008at 11:36 pm(#)

    Did everything go alright? I hope you are ready to kill a cetain Cali Kid. Hope to see the fire in Evil’s eyes that wasn’t there last time. Again Congrats man.

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    December 18th, 2008at 11:56 pm(#)

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  18. Paul says:

    December 18th, 2008at 11:59 pm(#)

    Congratulations, Jens! Nice work.

    Brian calls Karson “little lil evil”… here are some other possible nicknames for your boy:

    “Tiny Evil”
    “Really Lil’ Evil”
    “Baby Evil”
    “Lil’est Evil”

    If I think of any more, I will get back to you.

    Looking forward to January 25th!


  19. Shinmen says:

    December 19th, 2008at 7:13 am(#)

    That’s a good picture of the 3 of you. Grats, I am happy for the both of you.

  20. tyburn says:

    December 19th, 2008at 12:34 pm(#)

    Blessssssssssssssssssss. What an adorable little child I am so pleased for you Jens 🙂

  21. Phillip "The Wicked" Wyman says:

    December 19th, 2008at 1:18 pm(#)

    Congrats brother, I know it can be a handful with a new baby in the house, I am sure you will adapt well and continue to take care of business. I know you are super excited about a boy! I am for you, blessings on the baby’s health and your wife as well. 2009 is SuckerPunch time!

    Semper Fidelis.

  22. FIGHT!Mag Johnny says:

    December 19th, 2008at 1:20 pm(#)

    Congrats to the whole family! Love you guys and will see you soon.

  23. tyburn says:

    December 19th, 2008at 2:45 pm(#)

    I had to start a thread on the Forum about it. Hopefully some people come through to here and congratulate Jens themselves 😛

  24. brian13 says:

    December 19th, 2008at 2:55 pm(#)

    Congrats Jens!!!

    i haven’t formally introduced myself to you, but i’m the new guy that’s working on your website. i’m sure you’ll come to love me when i get your new forum up and running!

    anyway, congrats again…and write a damn blog about it!
    people are waiting to send you lots of well wishes on the site!


  25. Lil D says:

    December 19th, 2008at 5:11 pm(#)

    Congrats to not only Jen but his wife to be too for going through a labor of love. 🙂 I wish your family nothing but the best and I know your children will have a bright future.

  26. tyburn says:

    December 19th, 2008at 5:59 pm(#)

    Hey Brian! (not to be confused with Brian Butler…and yes they BOTH come from the same State hahahaha) its good to see you on Suckerpunch aswell as the Forum 🙂

    I’m Dave…incase you didnt realize LOL

  27. Jens Pulver says:

    December 19th, 2008at 9:23 pm(#)

    again thank you all for allowing me to share and keep you guys in the loop about the family. I wish you all a happy Christmas. I am off to Seattle to train day after. be in touch

  28. brian13 says:

    December 19th, 2008at 10:26 pm(#)

    yes dave, i knew it was you! haha! it’s good to be here.

    two brian’s from the same state? well we certainly must meet!

    is that our sweet Lil D posting above you?

  29. tyburn says:

    December 20th, 2008at 10:50 am(#)

    Yes! I believe it is! I’m Glad that Jens is going back to Washington…coz I accidently sent his Christmas card there rather then Iowa. Then I remembered he’d probably come home for Christmas and was like..”ooops” hahahaha

  30. Kevin Butler says:

    December 20th, 2008at 7:43 pm(#)

    Congratulations Jens…when are you guys coming back up for a visit? I’ve been craving some Pho.

  31. troy dorscheid says:

    December 21st, 2008at 2:08 am(#)

    Congrats Jens! All the best to you, Mommy and the new addition.

  32. jens says:

    December 21st, 2008at 10:21 am(#)

    well as soon as your brother invites me back, sponge bob needs a big :O face again.

  33. Brian says:

    December 21st, 2008at 8:33 pm(#)

    oh god…

  34. Larry H. says:

    December 21st, 2008at 8:38 pm(#)

    Jens I really hope you bring it to urijah this time brotha! All the best over the holidays for you and your family!

    PS. Very cool to see you posting on here!


  35. Jesse from NYC says:

    December 23rd, 2008at 9:24 am(#)

    Hello from the Big Apple!

    I am a new fan (addict) to MMA and I just loved this story! I am a mom of two (they are 1 and 2) and it is always great to hear a dad talk about their children and family. God bless your new bundle of joy and also your beautiful family!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New year!

    Of lil evil comes a lil angel!

  36. Jeff Curran says:

    December 28th, 2008at 9:51 pm(#)

    Hey Jens, I am very happy for you man. I really hope you know how big of an inspiration you have been to me and all the other lightweights in the world of MMA. Now, to be going through fatherhood right along with you puts things in perspective on how important we all really are in this life we live…especially outside the cage. God Bless to you guys. HOpe to see you soon.




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