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Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018

Jake Ellenberger to Meet With Dana White, Has no Plans to Retire Despite Recent Struggles

Jake Ellenberger (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Although Jake Ellenberger has lost 8 of his last 10 bouts, the former welterweight contender is not thinking about retirement.

Ellenberger faced Ben Saunders earlier this month at UFC FN 131, and was taken out with a knee to the liver in the opening round. The  defeat was “The Juggernaut’s” third in a row and his fifth loss since 2014.

Recently the 33 year-old appeared on MMA Junkie.com Radio, and Ellenberger had this to say about his future (quote via MMA Junkie):

“In my 12 years of fighting, that was the best preparation leading up to a fight camp that I’ve ever had,” Ellenberger said. “You can’t point any fingers to what happened. Everything was right, everything was on the money. It was particularly frustrating for this fight, because moving forward, I don’t know what’s going to happen. But I know I’m not done fighting, and I think we have the right recipe.

“If I wake up and I didn’t want to fight or didn’t have that chip on my shoulder or that burning desire – it’s time to move on. That’s an easy question to answer. But there’s some people out there who want to make another paycheck.”

In addition, Ellenberger also reported in the interview that he plans to meet with UFC President Dana White soon. Ellenberger’s last win took place in July, 2016, when he quickly stopped Matt Brown.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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