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Ellenberger Not Prepared To Retire Yet

Jake Ellenberger

Many believe after 44 pro fights, including 19 inside the Octagon, Jake Ellenberger should hang it up.

Move on with his life, especially after the way his last fight – a knockout loss to Mike Perry – ended.

But that isn’t how Ellenberger sees it.

“Unfortunately, I’ve been in this place before,” Ellenberger told MMAjunkie Radio. “Nobody can decide. I’ve been a critic, myself, talking about guys and when they should be done, but it’s really no one’s decision but your own. The many ways I picture that fight going, (getting knocked out) was never a thought. That’s what makes this sport as interesting and unique as it is.

“I know what time it is. I know my door’s coming to a close, but that’s not how I want to be finished. I know what time it is. I’m 32. I’m not 22 anymore. But I still enjoy what I do.”

Ellenberger was considered on the cusp of being a title contender at one point, but has since dropped seven of his last nine fights.

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