Pulver's walk-out shirt is a classic for old-school gamers

Maggie Hendricks

At Thursday's open workouts, veteran fighter Jens Pulver happily showed off his new Tapout shirt, a riff on the boxers in the video game classic "Mike Tyson Punch-Out." Seeing that before the creation of Wii, MTPO was the last video game I played regularly, I was impressed.

More impressive was how Pulver came to have this shirt as his own. He saw the shirt's sketches when it was intended to be a signature shirt for Tapout crew member Skyskrape. Pulver said he wanted the shirt, and Skrape waffled. Then Pulver rattled off the cheat code for "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out," and Skrape handed the shirt over.

You can buy Pulver's shirt here for $28.99.