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Jake Ellenberger: “I didn’t make him make this stupid decision to fight me.”

Jake Ellenberger: “I didn’t make him make this stupid decision to fight me.”

UFC welterweight Jake Ellenberger clearly wants a title-shot and is willing to do what it takes to earn one. Not only has “The Juggernaut” racked up results on par with a top contender over the past few years, but Ellenberger has decided to amp up his trash-talk with a particular focus on upcoming opponent Rory MacDonald.

During the build up to their UFC on FOX 8 fight, the 28-year old slugger has spewed a steady stream of smack in MacDonald’s direction, drawing attention from fans previously dismissing him as an athlete more so than entertainer. Ellenberger offered up some more thoughts on MacDonald during a conference call with media, pleading innocence on the matter while saying he’s done nothing more than speak honestly about what awaits “Ares” on July 27.

“I haven’t said anything that wasn’t true,” said Ellenberger in a comment captured by MMAJunkie. “My message to Rory is pretty clear: Pick some flavors of baby food and find one that you like and stock up, because this isn’t a ‘Tears for Fears’ lookalike contest. All I said was, ‘Prepare for some horizontal television time,’ and I meant it.”

“I’m an evidence-based abuser. I didn’t make him make this stupid decision to fight me. I’m just going to make him look stupid when I destroy him,” Ellenberger added.

Ellenberger certainly has the stats to back up his tough talk. He is 29-6 with eighteen knockouts notched on his record including finishes of Mike Pyle, Jake Shields, and most recently Nate Marquardt.