Jake Ellenberger catapulted himself closer to the top of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight division thanks to his vicious knockout (KO) of Nate Marquardt last weekend (March 16, 2013) at UFC 158 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The win marked his second straight and eighth overall in 10 attempts inside the Octagon, earning him consideration as the next contender to Georges St. Pierre's throne. Next to Johny Hendricks, of course.
That has Rick Story "pissed off!"
You see, Story has already defeated Ellenberger and "Horror" wants to be in "The Juggernaught's" position. He's ready to "beat his ass" to get there, too, something he already did five years ago when the two 170-pound fighters were competing on the local circuit.
Rick expressed his desire for a rematch and vented his frustrations via his Facebook page:
I want to fight Jake Ellenberger! It pisses me off that he's getting all of the accolades when I already beat him. It's annoying that people keep making the excuse for Jake "well that was earlier in your guy's career".
OK, even back then he had 3 times the amount of fights that I had.
Also, let's look at more recent times, he got Ko'd by Martin Kampmann in the 2nd round where as I went the distance with Kampmann with 1 leg.
The bottom line is I want to be in the position he is in right now and if I have to beat his ass again to get there...... Then Let's do it!
Story earned a victory at UFC 158 himself, defeating Quinn Mulhern in the first round, getting him back into the win column after getting submitted by Demian Maia at UFC 153 last October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The victory also earned "Horror" his eighth win in 12 attempts for the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. But, does it earn him the right to take on Ellenberger, who only has one loss in his last nine bouts as opposed to the three Story has in the same span?
It would make for an interesting scrap, but does it make sense?