Fighters react to Jake Ellenberger retiring at UFC Lincoln

Jake Ellenberger

Veteran UFC welterweight fighter Jake Ellenberger suffered his fourth stoppage loss in a row tonight at the hands of Bryan Barberena.

Barberena was able to hurt Ellenberger with punches in the opening minutes of round one and refused to let up. The always tough “Juggernaut” would eventually fight his way back up to his feet only to be knocked down by another hard right hand from his opponent.

Bryan Barberena would proceed to unleash a plethora of ground and pound strikes on Jake Ellenberger which forced the referee to step in and call a stop to the contest.

Following the official decision, Jake Ellenberger took to the mic where he announced his retirement from mixed martial arts.

The 33-year-old native of Omaha, Nebraska finishes his career with an overall record of 31-15.

Jake Ellenberger captured wins over Jake Shields, Diego Sanchez, Nate Marquardt, Josh Koscheck and Matt Brown during his fantastic career.

Check out how Ellenberger’s peers reacted to his retirement at UFC Lincoln: