twitter google

UFC 173’s Jake Ellenberger Catches Wrath Of Dana White

Jake Ellenberger

Dana White didn’t go lightly on Jake Ellenberger after UFC 173 this past weekend.

Following a second consecutive loss, the UFC president let his words fly in regards to Ellenberger. The 29-year-old was finished by Robbie Lawler.

After winning fights against Jake Shields and Diego Sanchez, Ellenberger (29-8) appeared set for a potential title run. However, he was finished by Martin Kampmann in 2012, snapping his six-fight win streak at the time.

While he rebounded with wins over Jay Hieron and Nate Marquardt, Ellenberger has now dropped two in a row. Rory MacDonald claimed a decision over him last July.

“This is two times where he was in the spotlight and he didn’t pull the trigger,” said White, during his media scrum. “When you’re in a big fight like that and you’re down, you come out in the third and try to win. He didn’t do that. He didn’t do that in the MacDonald fight either.

“He’s got a lot of work to do.”

Ellenberger signed a new eight-fight extension earlier this year after having a pair of planned fights with former Strikeforce champion Tarec Saffiedine cancelled.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC Fight Night 122: Bisping vs. Gastelum

Event Date: November 25, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale

Event Date: December 1, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2

Event Date: December 2, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 189: Carvalho vs. Sakara

Event Date: December 9, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC Fight Night 123: Swanson vs. Ortega

Event Date: December 9, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC on FOX 26: Lawler vs. dos Anjos

Event Date: December 16, 2017
Broadcast: Fox