Jake Ellenberger Says Door on Career is “Coming to a Close”, But Will Continue to Fight Following Vicious KO
By FCF Staff
Jake Ellenberger understands that his time in fighting is winding down, but the veteran has no plans to retire yet, after being viciously knocked out last month.
Ellenberger took on Mike Perry at UFC Fight Night 108 on April 22nd, and was KO’d by a booming elbow in round two. The defeat was the 32 year-old’s fourth in his last five fights, and prompted some online debate as to whether Ellenberger should retire. Perry himself, also questioned whether the 40 fight plust vet should hang up the gloves.
But, on a recent episode of MMA Junkie Radio, Ellenberger had this to say about his future (quote via MMA Junkie):
“Unfortunately, I’ve been in this place before,” Ellenberger said. “Nobody can decide (but me). I’ve been a critic, myself, talking about guys and when they should be done, but it’s really no one’s decision but your own. The many ways I picured that fight going, (getting knocked out) was never a thought. That’s what makes this sport as interesting and unique as it is. I know what time it is. I know my door’s coming to a close, but that’s not how I want to be finished. I know what time it is. I’m 32. I’m not 22 anymore. But I still enjoy what I do.”
Ellenberger’s last win took place last July, when he stopped Matt Brown in the opening round at UFC 201.