Prior to his disappointing loss to Rory MacDonald at UFC on FOX 8 in July, the only men who had beat Jake Ellenberger in his ten UFC bouts prior was Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann. In fact, after losing a competitive split decision to Condit in his Octagon debut, Ellenberger went on to win six straight and drove up the welterweight ranks. Then, as you likely recall, Ellenberger was stopped by Kampmann in June, 2012, in one of the more memorable come from behind wins in recent memory.
So, now that a few months have past since UFC on FOX 8, who would Ellenberger like to fight? You can probably see where this is going (quotes 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 while in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “Hopefully in Vegas on the Dec. 28 card.”
“I’m just looking for someone one the top 10,” he said. “(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.”
That would be quite the addition to UFC 168 wouldn’t it? Depending on whether Kampmann’s up for the rematch, one would think the UFCX will consider it. UFC 168 will go down in Las Vegas and will feature Chris Weidman-Anderson Silva II in the main event.
(Article originally posted on Caged Insider.com)