Following his disappointing, decision loss to Rory MacDonald at UFC on FOX 8 in July, welterweight Jake Ellenberger is apparently hoping to lock up another fight before the year’s out. Not only that, but if the powerful fighter has his way, it will also be an opportunity to avenge one of his more memorable losses.
Ellenberger was in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this past weekend, and “The Juggernaut” was predictably asked about what might be next. Here is some of what the 28 year-old fighter had to say (comments via MMA Fighting.com):
“Nothing’s set yet, we’re still negotiating options, but sounds like that I definitely will be fighting before the end of the year,” Ellenberger said. “Hopefully in Vegas on the Dec. 28 card.”
“I’m just looking for someone one the top 10,” he added. “(Kampmann) is a good possibility right now. That’s something I’d definitely look forward to. UFC hasn’t offered me yet so I just have to wait. I’m always highly motivated to fight. I’m excited be back in there against a top 10 opponent.”
Of course, when the two fought for the first time in 2012, Kampmann came from behind to stop Ellenberger in round two. So, one would think most fans would be down for a second tilt no? It could also depend on whether Kampmann’s looking to fight soon or take a break, following his brutal TKO loss to Carlos Condit in August.
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