Jake Ellenberger: I definitely believe I can beat Georges St. Pierre

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After a split decision loss to Carlos Condit in his UFC debut back in late 2009, Jake Ellenberger has pretty much had his way with everyone in the 170-pound weight class.

Well, almost everyone.

He's still one or two fights away from staking his claim to the title, but a crushing knockout over top-ranked welterweight Jake Shields at UFC Fight Night 25, two years and one day after setting foot inside the Octagon, has certainly put the rest of the division contenders on notice.

And now he's set his sights on reigning champion Georges St. Pierre (via Tatame TV):

"Styles make fights and I go into each fight with no fear, working my strategy and what I'm gonna do. GSP is fantastic, one of the best fighters in the world. I'm working my way up, one fight at a time and hopefully I can get to fight GSP. I think [my style] is definitely one to give him more trouble than a lot in the past. He's one of the best fighters in this sport. I definitely have to be prepared and I've dedicated by life to training and doing everything I have to do to keep improving on things I'm weaker at or not as strong and become more well-rounded. I definitely believe I can beat GSP. I think I can beat anybody in my weight class in the world. I just have to continue to stay focused."

Hear more from "The Juggernaut" after the jump.

Anyone think he's the man to get the job done? Or is he getting a little ahead of himself?

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