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.

So LowKick’rs, what do you think about the Ellenberger-Diaz match-up? How about the number two contender bout between Jake Ellenberger and Carlos Condit? Use your keyboard.

Further Reading: Diaz vs. GSP is the biggest fight in UFC history


57 Comments

  1. Profile photo of THF

    THF

    November 4, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Crazy how everybody thinks GSP’s going to destroy Diaz… Just like everybody said BJ was going to destroy him.

    Diaz’s going to take the belt from him. No doubt.

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    DKMcGrath

    November 4, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I got GSP by decision and after the fight hell appologize to his fans and say hes dissapointed he couldnt finish…

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    Courtes

    November 4, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Not everybody said diaz was gonna destroy penn, it was 50/50, diaz won because penn his lack of cardio

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    ShenronRage

    November 4, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I was inclined to believe that had it not been for GSP’s motivation, this is the first time since defeating Matt Hughes that GSP has been really motivated to finish someone.

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    hatch1921

    November 4, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Undecided on the GSP fight… GSP has made some top level fighters look like rookies. Big Diaz fan… going to be a hard one to call.

    As far as Jake’s comments….

    “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.”

    I don’t know what fight he was watching…. but BJ is no chump and he got the shit “slapped” out of him for 3 rounds. His face at the end spelled out just how effective those “slaps” really were.

    Nothing wrong with talking a little trash to promote yourself… but… anyone who doesn’t take Nick seriously… is fooling themselves.

    Hatch

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    mmagym

    November 4, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    seriously!!!
    who said that? every one said it was too close to call.
    remember GSP destroyed BJ and received no damage where diaz who was impressive but did receive damage and round 1 prob went to penn.
    Diaz`s only worrying factor is his cardio and pace which wont matter cos GSP will control the fight where ever it goes.

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    IfYouWantBlood

    November 4, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Jake Ellenberger caught Shields but that doesn’t mean this calling out of Diaz will lead anywhere. Ellenberger needs to fight fitch, kos, or the winner or rory macdoanld or ebersole, until then he needs to stfu. Diaz put on a great show against penn. And his “patty-cake” fighting was classic diaz. Ellenberger would get picked apart by Nick. And ill be putting my money where my mouth is in february. Diaz 2012 welterweight champ, believe it

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    hatch1921

    November 4, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    200+ body/head shots had a little more to do with the condition BJ was in IMO. His cardio looked fine … he just took a ton of shots. Has to wear you down.

    Just my $.02

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    x murderer

    November 4, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    who is this guy? hahaha!

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    Mike Perryman

    November 4, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I got Diaz on this too. If he doesn’t KO GSP, then he will more than likely make him quit due to an accumulation of punishment before the end of the fourth round. GSP is tough and a great champion who represents the sport well; but I just think that Diaz is peaking too hard right now for anyone to defeat him. Including Jake Ellenberger.

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    matt1926

    November 4, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I think Elleneberger has earned himself a shot at the title or at the least Condit. And I love that he’s calling Nick out. The bottom line is Nick is a bad man and he’s a great fighter. He’s also very polarizing and I like that Jake is stepping up and promoting himself. The lead up to that fight will be very intriguing if it ever happens.

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    abcdefgh

    November 4, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Diaz is going to be a scab (with great cardio) on GSP’s elbow when that fight is over.

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    griffin

    November 4, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    i became i big ellenberger fan as of late but the dude better watch his mouth or diaz will gogoplata his ass

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    14404d

    November 4, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    dont underestimate the power of the stockton slap

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    TheMMAfan

    November 4, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I see where you’re coming from, but you have to realize like 150 of those 200 were in the 2nd round when bj gassed..

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    hatch1921

    November 4, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    The way Nick attacks the body with his combination… not being a fighter myself…. but just thinking… you get hit 2-3 times in the mid section no time to catch a breath then it’s straight to the head. And he does this over and over. Has to drain a person. I still think BJ was in good shape… he tried to be offensive but he was under constant pressure.

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    leobadboy

    November 4, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Guy’s. Nobody has ever knocked BJ out. Diaz put a beating on him. Next day bj head prob looked like a bus hit him .

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    terra2805

    November 4, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Everyone seems to under rate Diaz’ striking, untill they’re at the end of his punches. People also underestimate his wrestling and TDD even though Nick is never scared of being taken down, he welcomes it infact. Diaz is a very complete mixed martial artist, he’s great everywhere, his striking is awesome and very hard to defend against purely because of the amount of strikes he throws and he is always pushing forward, you rarely see him take a step back, no matter who he’s fighting. Then if his opponent does manage to take him down, usually out of desperation, 90% of the time he taps them out. Even his jiu jitsu is more offensive than defensive. He has an awesome skill set, as well as the fact that he has an iron chin and most likely the best damn cardio in the UFC, i just don’t get why why people continue to question him, it really is stupid now. He hasn’t been beat in a long time now too, since the 1st Noons fight, and that was stopped cos of cuts, he’s never been submitted or KO’d and there is a lot of top level fighters on his resume, now including Penn. What more has this kid got to do to prove he is legit?! It’s getting ridiculous for real…….

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    Ryan Ventura

    November 4, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    I’d love to see Ellenberger vs Diaz one day. It would be an awesome fight and both would really put the fans on their feet for that one.

    Let’s not dispute Diaz’ power though. The way he throws his ‘patty cake’ punches, makes it very unpredictable to read. He’ll throw 10 pitter patter hooks and in between that he would throw 4 power shots. It’s hard because that volume of strikes he throws acts as a camouflage for his shots. Ask Paul Daley about his power, ask BJ as of late. They’ve all felt it and it’s legit.

    Ellenburger got some hands of stone as well, he will get his shot soon, and if Diaz wins against GSP it’ll be happening one day.

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    Jack N. Meoff

    November 4, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    I dunno about Diaz vs GSP. Probably I’d say GSP still takes it, but I say Diaz destroys this kid.

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    prelmo

    November 4, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Your right Mr Jake Ellenberger! He did not knock out BJ or stop him, but it was worse. He wind up in a hospital after the fight and no one has ever whip BJ like that in a standup, no one. BJ was lucky this was not a five round fight, it could easily been the cemetery. Hold your talk your time will come. Nick Diaz is a perfect example that the UFC does not hold the best fighter.

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    japanegro23

    November 4, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Hahaha! Diaz would not pick apart Jake. Diaz would submit Jake. Easily.

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    japanegro23

    November 4, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Ellenberger and Condit fought already in OKC. I actually watched that one live. Condit got the decision but watching it live I thought Jake won. If he got that decision he might have had a title shot by now. Having said that he should really shut up til he gets a little more accomplished in this sport. Diaz has been doing his thing for a while and Jake should stop hating.

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    gm1

    November 4, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I doubt it seriously that Diaz will be able to impose the same striking to GPS that he did with Penn. GSP wont allow it…
    Ellenberger is right…GSP is way faster, stronger, elite wrestling, ground & pound too. Penn could not defend any of that because he doesnt have good wrestling or quickness to escape punches. It dont matter how good of a fighter Diaz is, when you have someone so strong like a GSP and his athletism, that alot to deal with. Just ask Rogers from strikeforce when he got his ass thrown around the octagon by Overeem. Overeem was way too strong and athletic.

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    Nemesis

    November 4, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Diaz is probably gong to get hugged out. He ought to do nothing but work on defending takedowns for awhile.

    However, his fight against penn was amazing, as i thought penn had superior boxing because i’ve never really seen someone go toe to toe with him and not get beat up..that says something.

    Ellenberger is high as a kite. Oh you criticize nick for not finishing bj penn in a standup war….when i don’t remember who has…and then forget about GSP as if GSP KO’s everyone he touches?

    *Coughs twice and passes*

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    Nemesis

    November 4, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Oh…GSP is motivated to finish someone?? And it’s the first time?? Whatever.

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    Nemesis

    November 4, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    @mmagym

    Uhhh in the first fight when GSP tried to standd with penn he got busted up, then he hugged him for the remaining rounds and won. Second fight was all hugging and bjs legs mysteriously slipped off GSP constantly.

    NOT the same thing as fighting toe to toe, infact that’s anything but what GSP wanted, and that’s what nick did. Not only that but people like you myseriously forget penn is smaller than GSP in your efforts to hype him up,then you turn around and say GSP is too small to fight silva at mw since you know the same thing would happen.

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    Stockton Apologist

    November 5, 2011 at 12:16 am

    For all of the Nick Diaz jock sniffers out there… The guy is a good fighter, perhaps even a great fighter, only time and quality opponents will tell. In all fairness he ought to do well, he is what we used to call “retard strong”. That is before the world became politically correct. Nick Diaz has succeeded far beyond his capabilities. He and his brother clearly suffer from Downs Syndrome. I base this on listening to them speak in press conferences and post fight interviews. Also based on their appearance, which is sloping foreheads, thick noses, and just a general look of amazement on their faces at any given time. Of course, I bet it is amazing to them that we have cars, lights, televisions, airplanes, etc…
    If my medical diagnosis is wrong, that only leaves stupid, ignorant, pot smoking thug. In that case, perhaps they should have paid more attention in school and spent a little less time being idiots growing up. They are both lucky they can fight, otherwise they would be in jail because they are clearly too stupid to run a cash register at McDonalds(even the ones with all the pictures on it, instead of words.)
    That being said, it should be a great fight and I look forward to the Diaz brothers philanthropy work, and a long post fight career as color commentators for MMA. Just sayin’…..

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    jpink19

    November 5, 2011 at 12:27 am

    ellenberger would knock diaz and GSP will beat diaz with ease

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    mindkontrolle

    November 5, 2011 at 1:12 am

    ooooooh i see…… NOW he’s motivated to finish someone. well thank you gsp for being so fvcking lame. you all need to crawl out of his hole.

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    mindkontrolle

    November 5, 2011 at 1:14 am

    basically that’s it

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    mindkontrolle

    November 5, 2011 at 1:17 am

    hey impostor. shut the fvck up. you must really have no life, lil’ kiddie role play games, awwwww, that’s adorable….

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    mindkontrolle

    November 5, 2011 at 1:27 am

    AND WHO THE FVCK ARE YOU?? a nobody that’s all you are, you’ve given that much away. you are mistaken in your judgment. may mercy be upon you.

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    Stockton Apologist

    November 5, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Periods, spelling, and capitalization…. I bet you sat two seats over from the Diaz brothers in class. BTW, just an average law abiding dude with a keyboard, a job, a house, and a sacred duty to point out the obvious wherever I find it.

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    mindkontrolle

    November 5, 2011 at 1:53 am

    nope… all you got so far is a pathetic argument that you are proving your own intelligence with your spotless punctuation. what are we 5 years old? if i’m typing on the net, on some forum, responding to this crap- do you really think i need to write in essay form and with all the proper capitalization? i was screaming at you. GET IT! what’s the matter with you? you wanna show mommy you can read and write? good for you pal. you did real well in class didn’t you… sad mother you are. by the way my spelling is spot on. i didn’t want the work F U C K to be omitted. you see little buddy? you see how you project your own sense of being nothing in this world. i really doubt you have any duty whatsoever, but good luck with that, we all need to feel like we matter. you get an A- by the way. nice gold star for you….

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    sambo

    November 5, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Your probably right…everyone forgets that Nick can finish a fight in many different ways.

    I used to have the same opinion of Diaz’s striking until i watched him
    T KOShamrock, Lawler, Scott Smith, Daley, and stand toe to toe with Santos until he didn’t want anymore and took Diaz down and got armbarred in 30 seconds.
    You can’t argue with results. Nick finishes fights. One of my fav fighters to watch these days.
    I’m inclined to think that the same thing will happen to GSP that happened to Santos. Gsp will take him down to avoid the strikes and Diaz will submit him. Armbars, triangles, gogoplatas …..Diaz has alot of weapons. GSP couldn’t finish a Kimura on Hardy.
    I’ve been a GSP fan since he first stepped in a cage , but I think Nick will take his belt

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    sambo

    November 5, 2011 at 2:54 am

    I think its time the moderators here have this clown either prove he is the real clown or delete his account.

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    LowkickDick

    November 5, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Penn is much smaller than Diaz as well. Diaz even mentioned that BJ was a 155er in the post fight presser. I also wouldn’t give BJ credit for standing “toe to toe” with a guy that has 6 inch reach advantage. That’s just stupid.

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    chael4president1

    November 5, 2011 at 4:46 am

    Diaz was ko’d by Jeremy the rapist Jackson. Who was on the Ultimate fighter 4 I think. Their fight was a very long time ago. but he did ko him or tko him. everyone can be knocked out.

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    LowkickDick

    November 5, 2011 at 4:52 am

    Ellenberger needs to fight Fitch, Kos, or the winner or Rory Macdoanld or ebersole? Fitch, Kos, and MacDonald would all beat Diaz. Diaz should be grateful that his Stirkeforce belt got him a shortcut to the title because he wouldn’t have made it past those guys.

    After GSP beats him any of those three will be more than willing to escort Diaz out of the UFC.

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    GoldenBibi

    November 5, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Diaz would kill this clown… Ellenberger will loose to Sanchez soon…

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    abcdefgh

    November 5, 2011 at 7:32 am

    @ Stockton Apologist, Mindkontrolle is trying so hard to be big and strong…to have some kontrol in his life. He has big swear words and is very impressive ;) Lots of sarcasm, disrespect and hatred. Feels abandoned by his mommy I’d say. You’re better off to ignore him. Uh oh, now I think he has soiled his diaper.

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    Gunslinger1

    November 5, 2011 at 9:15 am

    What’s wrong with this noob? Calling out Diaz like that, hahaha.

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    LowkickDick

    November 5, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Actually it’s easy to argue those results when they are all against lower level competition than he will face in the ufc.

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    DrePakr

    November 5, 2011 at 10:13 am

    I don’t particularly agree with your comparison to Rogers. First of all Rogers and Overeem are different tier fighters. Rogers is complete shit when compared to Overeem and the other top heavyweights. Also the wife beater has no ground game; however, Nick actually has a solid ground game on his back. He will threaten to sweep and he hunts for subs all the time. I still feel like GSP will win though. BJ won the first round because he was quicker than Nick, but he slowed down in rounds 2 and 3. That gave Nick the opportunity to push the pace on a tired BJ. However, GSP will look to push the pace against Nick and dictate it throughout the whole fight. He won’t slow down like BJ and will threaten Nick with takedowns and crisp striking (People forget that GSP started off as a Kyokushin karate practitioner).

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    Nemesis

    November 5, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Size had absolutely nothing to do with that fight. I thought BJ was gonna roast nick,but i don’t make excuses. BJ just got beat plain and simple.

    Yea..bj was too small for the division, always was, that’s why they put him up against guys that wouldn’t hug hi,. GSP had a 6 inch reach advantage over BJ and look what happened in the first fight first round…the ONLY round he wasn’t getting hugged.

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    Plexomatic

    November 5, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I agree , Diaz would get beat up by a modivated GSP

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    saulgood

    November 5, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    “Diaz has been doing his thing for a while and Jake should stop hating.”
    Diaz is 26-7-1 and ranked 6 welterweight by sherdog.
    Ellenberger 26-5 and ranked 4 so on paper he is “more accomplished”

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    IfYouWantBlood

    November 5, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Can I get some of that crack your smoking? Koschek would get dummied by diaz. Fitch may dry hump him 3 rounds but after seeing his fight with penn and diaz’s fight with penn, u might wanna rethink your statement, son. Rory Macdonald is overrated and a tool. Who changes their own nickname? I live only a few hours from where that guy grew up and I’d love to see him get his ass beat. Pffft, “ares”. What a tool

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    IfYouWantBlood

    November 5, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    There’s no doubt he could submit him but I’m willing to bet Nick would stand with him. It would be personal after seeing Shields get caught with that knee and flurry.

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    IfYouWantBlood

    November 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Keep doubting Nick people. I was at the fight last weekend live, surrounded by thousands of Penn nuthuggers all wearing Team Aloha shirts and never once did I think Diaz would lose. I’m a Canadian and will be cheering when Georges Safe Pierre gets his face busted up. All you haters can keep up your rants but you’ll see Nick become the champ in a few months and those who wanna cry about it or hop on the bandwagon after can suck it. You entertain me. Especially the freshly minted ellenberger fans. Condit will rearrange ellenbergers face on the same card more then likely

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    Maik

    November 6, 2011 at 12:46 am

    bj penn vs nick diaz fight… difference = bj’s cardio

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    jdnextchamp

    November 6, 2011 at 2:00 am

    BJ has not the same power than Georges or Jake behind his jabs.

    When Nick will try to stand toe to toe with georges he’ll get taken down or overpowered by continuous well-place jabs.

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    jdnextchamp

    November 6, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Noob is not part of the mma language we can clearly see you’re one of those fat gamers.

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    jdnextchamp

    November 6, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Would like to see Ellenberger vs Diaz. I’m sure Ellenberger would be impressive.

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    DonDada

    November 7, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    If Daley couldn’t stand with Diaz and got ko’d how does Ellenburger think he will do much better.

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    2Laugh4Ever

    November 9, 2011 at 7:45 am

    GSP is BadAss! You are out of your rabbit ass mind if you honestly think Diaz had a chance agaisnt the Rush! The Belt is sitting on the waist of the Champion and it will remain there.

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