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Friday, 06/01/2012, 07:40 am

Ellenberger Not Content To Sit Out For Title Shot | UFC NEWS

“I’ve never been one to want to wait, especially when I’m doing well. The whole reason I’m in this sport is to become world champion. Getting that fight is ideal, but at the same time I don’t want to sit out six months or a year.”

As he tells it to ESPN, top welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger does not want to sit out and wait for an eventual title shot if deemed the divisions next contender to the title with a win over Martin Kampmann tonight on FX.

Smart move or are title shots too valuable to risk?


26 Responses to “Ellenberger Not Content To Sit Out For Title Shot | UFC NEWS”

  1. jc says:

    take that pussy condit off the shelf so we can get on with this welterweight division. we all know hes going to lose against gsp any way

    • Dick Niaz says:

      I say strip Condit of his fake belt and put him behind people who actually want to fight.

      Let tonight’s winner fight Hendricks for #1 contender, hopefully by the GSP can fight.

      IF Condit actually wants to FIGHT anyone or get a title shot, let him earn it. He got a fake belt by running away from Nick Diaz and he won’t defend it. What a load of crap. Send him to the back of the line.

      He’s going to get smoked by GSP anyway, DHK took him down in like 10 seconds, he won’t even get a punch off on GSP he’ll spend 25 minutes on his back and lose 50-45, that fight is pointless anyway.

  2. stephen Riddle says:

    He has to win tonight, no easy task against the hitman

    • Dick Niaz says:


      Everywhere I look it seems like people are sleeping on Kampann. Inside MMA barely even talked about him and almost assumed it was a foregone conclusion that Ellenberger was going to win and saying Ellenberger vs Hendricks for #1 contender while Condit strokes his fake belt….

      Kampmann is the most under rated fighter in the UFC. in my opinion the dude is 8-1 at welterweight with a win over the “Interim champ” (who won’t fight anyone)

      He kicked the shit out of Diego. Let’s be real. Diego looked like a victim of violent crime after that fight. and Shields? all Jake did was hug Martin, he did nothing else.

      Ellenberger is ok. I am not really sure why people are so hyped up on this guy.

      • stephen Riddle says:

        Dont believe the hype !!!

        • Dick Niaz says:


          I think Kampmann has got this. I think he has way better striking and if Diego can mount Ellenberger, Kampmann may be able to submit him, should the fight go there.

          I’m picking hitman 29-28

        • Dick Niaz says:

          as this is a 5 round fight….

          there will be a record amount of point deductions leading to that score

          holding the fence
          groin shots
          foul language
          knees to the head on the ground

          oh shit- fight is over..

          I told you motherfuckers don’t sleep on Kampmann!!!!!!

      • Dick Niaz says:

        “Ellenberger is ok. I am not really sure why people are so hyped up on this guy.” – Dick Niaz earlier today

        anyway- I just wanted to come back and be a dick and say I told you so.

        I told you so.

  3. Playa says:

    Fuck u confit beat ellenburger! Watch it u goof. Nick Diaz got beat with how many kicks to da face. Diaz is solid too bad he got busted blazing dat cheeba

  4. Donnybrook says:

    Sounds like he’s looking past Kampmann… BIG mistake.

  5. Nick says:

    If he gets past Kampman they should force Condit to fight him. If not strip him of the belt. It’s not a title unless you defend it.

  6. Brend0magic says:

    Kampmann vs Condit two if Kampmann wins tonight.

  7. Avatar says:

    I’m very confused by the UFCs thought process. They want to make money off these title fights(obviously). So why do they keep the contender sitting out for 6 months at a time? By the time the fight happens, their last win is hardly relevant and more importantly not remembered by a casual fan. Fighters need to keep busy to maintain a fanbase. Not to mention, if you think you can beat the champ, you outta have the confidence to beat anyone. Champions don’t choose their opponents, oppenents choose you.

  8. Dude says:

    Yeah I don’t consider condit a champion at all! He’s got talent, I’ll give him that. But his last performance pretty much sums up his character as a fighter; he doesn’t have heart, he’s doesn’t believe in himself and he’s not a warrior. The ww division is stacked with talent, plenty of contenders but I guess “the natural born killer” doesn’t want that position taken away. Oh well, in the end he will have what’s coming.

  9. JSTSCRP says:

    Just sad to see two belts in the same division put on hold.

  10. Mike cannon jr says:

    Wishing he had held his nut know I bet… He looked great… Rite up to the point he got sleepy

  11. Mike cannon jr says:

    That was the result of cutting weight… Do it long enuff… You will suffer a brain injury… It happens to every fighter … Trying to fight people smaller than urself is not exactly courage anyways … Is it?….

  12. Avatar says:

    Champs can’t duck fights? The guys who win fights make it to him. Not just people who are a good stylistic match.

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