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Only UFC Loss To Condit Haunting For Jake Ellenberger


“It’s something that keeps me up at night. The first fight, I took the fight on two weeks-notice. I’m going to be honest, that’s the fight that really keeps me up at night. It makes me want to work harder and motivates me. To see where he’s at, I know I can beat him.”

While a guest on last night’s “UFC Tonight” weekly news show, Jake Ellenberger expressed his thoughts on his only UFC loss.

The Nebraskan fighter made his UFC debut against Carlos Condit back in 2009 on just two weeks-notice and gave him all he could handle inside the 15-minute time frame but it was Condit who earned the victory via split-decision.

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17 Comments to Only UFC Loss To Condit Haunting For Jake Ellenberger

  1. Thom says:

    I think Ellenberger would smash the running man.. Be a man and defend your title, Carlos!

    • zetoe666 says:

      he will smash on him again. this SHOULD be the next fight before the interim champ fights GreaSeP.

    • jc says:

      agreed. where does condit get off thinking its his decision weather or not he wants to defend his fake belt. you cant put the WW division on hold for a year because your scared of ellenburger putting you in the fetal position again. where you at carlos?

      • jc says:

        i great example of #GregJacksonism . once you get the belt you change into a different fighter/person and fans start to hate. eg bones jones, GSP, Condit

  2. true mma says:

    The road runner is scared he went from being ill fight anyone even if its for free to I’m going to wait for GSP.

  3. m says:

    after all the shit condit put up with leading up to his title fight w/ diaz i think he has the right to pick/choose who he wants to fight next.

    if he doesn’t wait for gsp who knows if he will ever get the chance again. he’s trying to solidify his legacy as the best ww in the world.

    imagine how different things would have been if BJ fought Condit and GSP fought Diaz like they were supposed to.

    • rcs says:

      no fighter should pick and choose who they fight. Number one should fight number 2 thats how you build a legacy.

  4. Nick says:

    Condit needs to stop being a bitch. The hell is wrong with him? I don’t care that he got thrown around. Diaz got thrown around just as much as him, Condit either needs to be stripped of the interim belt if he’s not going to defend it, because we all know it’s just a number one contender belt, and have him be the number one contender to fight GSP. He needs to nut the fuck up and fight Jake.

  5. slacker says:

    Condit would take Ellenberger apart in a 5 rounder. Kampmann would be a better 5 round fight. Ellenberger’s only chance would be a first or second round KO. But with Carlos’ great chin, that is extremely unlikely.

    • mj says:

      Yea like he didnt do the first time? Jake is 100x better and explodes like a mini Vitor. Condit wont by SD. How the fuck is that picking someone apart? Take Condicks cock out of your mouth you bandwagon whore. Bet you loved Edgar and now your licking Ben´s nuts yea?

      • slacker says:

        How about a little less hate, dude? Holy smokes! Anyways, I never said he picked him apart. Clearly, he didn’t. But, he gassed in the 3rd in that fight and in the Sanchez one. That’s why I am saying in a 5 rounder, Condit would probably take him apart.

        • Art says:

          He got tired because he took the fight on two weeks notice. Jake destroyed a guy who beat Hendo, he is clearly a better fighter then before. I would pick Jake in the rematch

        • slacker says:

          I don’t know about that. I have heard Ellenberger say in interviews that he is constantly training. Plus, it looked similar in the Sanchez fight. Maybe you are right, but I don’t think so. I think if Ellenberger doesn’t finish Condit in the first two rounds, he goes on to lose one way or another. Kampmann is more well – rounded than Ellenberger IMO.

  6. josh says:

    kinda pathetic, condit looses the fight to diaz, all champs agree, diaz had 12 and 5, condit landed more leg kicks but diaz had more punches, and condit thinks he can sit out for like a year and get a shot at gsp after losing the fight dissaponinting the fans, dnt get me wrong he had a gameplan ye, but still it failed and he promised a dog fight and it was more like a cat vs a dog fight with carlos bein a cat, and now he doesn’t want to risk another fight? what a champ, gsp will smash him

    • slacker says:

      Well, Diaz should have made it more decisive then. It was a close fight. He had a golden chance at fighting GSP and he didn’t quite pull it off, IMO. But as long as he doesn’t retire, I am sure we will get to see him fight both Condit again and GSP in the future. He just needs to learn from this and make sure he doesn’t have stupid corner men next time. They were feeding him the wrong information.

    • I actually thought Condit one, he stepped back, yeah, but he caused the damage. Not looking to argue about it, just throwing my opinion out. Either way, I wanna see Condit fight like he fought Hardy, except not end it as fast. that was a fun fight.

      • slacker says:

        Condit was better than Diaz in much more of the key areas. He out struck him overall by a landslide – 40 +. He landed more total power strikes by 11; 18 of them were power leg strikes, which were really adding up. Diaz fans don’t ever talk about it, but the cumulative effect of those 18 leg strikes were evident in the first minute of the 5th, when Condit chopped his leg with that loud smack, yet again, causing his leg to buckle; he also had the higher power head strikes. Condit had the higher striking percentage, making him miss lots and on some big swings. He had the best combinations; he had 3 strike combinations compared to Diaz’ 2 strike ones. He forced Diaz to fight his fight in the center of the octagon where he was the better striker and thwarted “his tactic” of keeping him pinned up against the fence. His ground game was equal to his, taking no damage and avoiding any real submission threat – even reversing him at the end. Finally, he had the single most dominant round – the 4th – in the fight, totally outclassing Diaz with amazing combinations and superior striking, which Diaz had absolutely no answer for, thus solidifying that it was he who had taken control of the fight. Just a brilliantly executed strategy!

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