Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight veteran, Jake Ellenberger, is an alarming 2-8 over his last 10 fights and has been violently finished in his last three losses, so it’s understandable why some mixed martial arts (MMA) fans would tell “The Juggernaut” to call it a career.
Instead, the 33 year-old slugger plans to sit down with promotion president Dana White to map out his combat sports future, which Ellenberger expects to end with a late summer return to the 170-pound weight class.
“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,” Ellenberger told MMA Junkie. “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.”
Besides, UFC likes guys who WAR!
Ellenberger (31-14) was last seen on the losing end of Ben Saunders’ knee to the body at UFC Fight Night 131 earlier this month in Utica, New York. Once ranked in the top five of his division, the former collegiate wrestling standout sits outside the top 15 at 170 pounds.
At this point it’s hard to even speculate a potential opponent, but if and when he does return to the Octagon, expect “The Juggernaut” to be paired off against someone with little-to-no experience, like this guy.