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Ellenberger on MacDonald: “He’s not top10″ Only Hyped Due to Training with GSP

Training with current UFC welterweight champion Georges St Pierre come with perks according to Jake Ellenberger as he speaks to MMA Digest about Rory MacDonald.

“I’m not really sold on him. In my opinion the only top 10 guy in our division he’s fought he’s lost to, and that’s Carlos Condit. I think he’s definitely a young up and comer, but nothing special.

It’s still surprising to me, for some reason some people in this industry think he’s a top five guy, which I don’t even think he’s a top 10 guy. But, for some reason he has a lot of hype. It must be because he trains with GSP. And he trains at that, whatever, he trains at that gym. I think I have fought and defeated tougher opponents in my UFC career than Rory MacDonald. But I never had a choice in who I fight, you know. He’s the name they gave me and I was all for it. Just let me know when and where.”

Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger will square off at UFC on Fox 8. The winner of will likely be the front-runner for the next title shot at welterweight.

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8 Comments to Ellenberger on MacDonald: “He’s not top10″ Only Hyped Due to Training with GSP

  1. 123 says:

    I love this fight, Cant wait.

  2. OmahaNE says:

    War Ellenberger 402

  3. squid says:

    ellenberger’s gonna smash this poser

  4. Ddddddd says:

    Ellenbergers been talkin shit lately. his fight with Jay
    was booty and showed how he performs when someone’s
    in his head. I’d like to see him get ass kicked for runnin his
    dick skinner he’s the new wind bag.

  5. magoo says:

    Bad mistake Ellenberger, never under estimate your opponent! BJ thought Rory was all hype… and he decimated him. Rory Macs has matured into a complete fighter, and your gonna find out the kid is top three never mind top ten. Just for the record your fight with Heiron, the man the UFC cut was a snoozefest!! Just bring your A game and it could be a decent fight.

  6. Sean says:

    Uhh no Jake.. Rory IS top 10 and will probably beat you. Having made good money betting MMA I suspect he’ll be the Vegas favorite too. As for losing to Condit, did you watch that fight? He was 10 seconds away from winning when it was stopped.. He was young, undefeated and learned from that experience. He’d also be a favorite against Condit in a rematch as he’s gotten significantly better and dominated 12/15 minutes in their first fight. Nice try Jake but this mental warfare isn’t fooling anyone, especially Rory.

  7. GOT RID OF FITCH (finally) says:

    NOONE other than maybe GSP has backed out of more fights in last 3 years than ROIDY MacDonald. EVERYONE knows that’s how fighters at TRISTAR pick and choose bad matchups.

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