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Jake Ellenberger says he’s not impressed with Nick Diaz’s "patty-cake game"
“He likes to run his mouth, I don’t get him. He just likes to talk and he is what he is. He’s gonna get his coming against GSP. GSP’s motivated, I don’t see what Nick’s going to bring to the table. Jake Shields was a more difficult fight for GSP. GSP’s a lot faster than Diaz, Diaz has no power, he’s not going to knock him out. He should have finished BJ and he couldn’t even do that.
His slap-box game… I would like to fight Diaz. Ideally I’d love to fight Diaz, his little patty-cake game he plays, man if he played that with me I’d put him down for sure, 100 per cent. If you did that where I come from, you get your ass whooped. But GSP’s faster than him, he can take him down and he’s better than him everywhere. So I don’t see the point of that fight.”- ESPN.co.uk
Top 10 170-pounder Jake Ellenberger shared his thoughts about the new contender in the UFC Welterweight division. According to Ellenberger, Georges St. Pierre would easily walk through Nick Diaz, who has nothing to offer against a motivated UFC Welterweight Champion. Ellenberger also added himself to the mix by saying that Nick Diaz wouldn’t be able to play his “patty-cake game” with him, not speaking about trying it out in Omaha, Nebraska.
Twenty-six year old Jake Ellenberger currently has the longest win-streak in the UFC Welterweight division (excluding GSP), with 4 KO/TKO finishes and one split decision. In his most recent bout inside the Octagon, Ellenberger TKO’d Nick Diaz‘s teammate Jake Shields, which also earned “The Juggernaut” his first Knockout of the Night award. Ellenberger was stated to face Diego Sanchez at UFC 141, before “The Dream/Nightmare” was forced to extend his layoff due to an injury.
Further Reading: Diaz vs. GSP is the biggest fight in UFC history