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UFC 180: Jake Ellenberger training with Mickey Rourke, avoids getting shot in Beverly Hills

Stu Forster

"So I've been training a little bit with Mickey Rourke. He's getting ready for a big film coming up, but funny story. I was going over to his house. He gives me the address and it's pretty dark. I can't really, I can't see very well, so I park. Anyway I get out, I ask this guy that's standing on the street, I say 'hey' whatever it was (house) 319 or something, and he goes 'Yeah it's right here on the left.' So I go over, and he's (Mickey) working out and he's just like 'Yeah just come in, I'm in the back.' So I walk in. Well first I knock on the door, text him, he goes 'just come in,' and there's these little dogs going crazy. I walk in the house, you know I'm making friends with these dogs and patting them and I go and sit down on the couch, and there's a big dog that comes in. So yeah I'm letting them smell me, we're making friends, we're having a good time. So now his dogs calm down, they like me, and so I'm just sitting in the living room just hanging out for a little bit and this girl walks in, and she's like 'Hi' and I was like 'Oh hey.' But I could tell there's something strange by the way she said hi. You could tell that it was like a 'Hi?' Like a question mark hi. And I was like 'Hey, is Mick here?' and she's like 'Who?' And I'm like 'Mick? Micky? Rourke?.' She's like 'Oh, he's next door' and I'm like 'No, you're kidding me.' And this is like, we're talking like midnight. Like I could have been shot. Like I should have been shot. Yeah and I'm like, 'I just made friends with five attack dogs next door Mickey and this lady's wondering why I just walked into her house, into this Beverly Hills mansion.'"

Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight veteran Jake Ellenberger talks to the gang at Submission Radio about training for his upcoming UFC 180 pay-per-view (PPV) fight against Kelvin Gastelum, which takes place on Sat., Nov. 15, 2014 at Arena Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico (current fight card here). "The Juggernaut" has also been moonlighting -- literally -- as a training partner for Hollywood action hero Mickey Rourke, which sometimes requires him to get his work in at odd hours. And when it's dark in Beverly Hills, it's hard to see, so Ellenberger ended up in the wrong pad, but did get to make friends with the local pound puppies. Fortunately, he wasn't capped for his efforts. Perhaps he can dodge another bullet when he unloads on Gastelum next month across the border?

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