Most likely because the UFC wants to get Pulver re-aquainted with their new fans who aren't really familiar with him. All the new fans know Florian from the TUF show, so they will use his name to sell tickets. I think Florian is a solid fighter, but he's only like 4-2 in MMA, definitely not deserving of a title shot. But with the UFC it's business 1st most of the time.
Also I believe if Pulver did get a title shot, and won, in his 1st fight back in the UFC it would make the UFC look a little bad considering he was only 2-2 in PRIDE recently and lost to 2 of their top LWs in Takanori Gomi and "Mach" Sakurai.
I personally don't mind Pulver not getting a title shot right away. Gives me something to look forward to in the future because he's one of my favorite fighters.
Last edited by NinjaShogunRua; 08-29-2006 at 03:16 PM.