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.