Jake Ellenberger and Rory MacDonald Beef Heats Up On Twitter

When we last saw Jake Ellenberger in action he was knocking out former MW title challenger, Nate Marquardt, in brutal fashion at UFC 158. The Juggernaut was then rumoured to be hoping for a number one contender match against Johny Hendricks. It transpired that Ellenberger will now face Rory MacDonald at UFC on Fox 8, even though Ellenberger has quite often expressed his interest in fighting GSP. Ellenberger is 8-2 in his last 10 UFC outings, needless to say, lesser fighters have received title shots (*cough*Chael Sonnen), but Ellenberger will have to settle for MacDonald for the mean time.

Maybe it’s the fact that Jake wants at GSP so bad, or maybe he really doesn’t like MacDonald. Whatever the case, things are starting to heat up between these two guys. Check out what went down over Twitter:

It sure seems to me like there is some bad blood between these two, and it will all come to a head at UFC on Fox 8, but which fighter has the better skill set? It’s all good being able to talk trash on request, but which guy will be able to back their words up when it comes to the crunch?

I’m leaning towards Ellenberger in this bout, he is a powerhouse and a big challenge for anyone at Welterweight. The match up will pit the #8 and #10 Welterweights against each other, and I suspect it will be quite a barn burner.


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    IRISH

    June 23, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    rory all day long..first round will be a wee bit close but rory will win 2-3 easy

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    Entity

    June 23, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Antics in the Cage often stay in my memory. I still think Rory's dancing against Penn was uncalled for and a pure doosh move against a BJ Penn who most saw as on his way out anyways.
    On that note. Ellenberger all night.

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      KeithFarrell

      June 23, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      I never even thought of it as dancing untill I sae people hating on him for it, I just saw it as faking and distracting, similar to what Machida did before he front kicked Couture.

      Rory is a respectful guy, don't think he would taunt or disrespect someone in the cage.

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        Entity

        June 24, 2013 at 1:46 am

        You might watch that again Keith. He was doing the Ali shuffle

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          D

          June 24, 2013 at 10:47 am

          He also did it with 8 seconds left in the fight, so there's no way you could reasonably call it "faking" because there wasn't enough time left to set anything up…not to mention that there is no technique that you could possibly be "faking" with that type of "footwork".

          It was classless taunting from a guy who knew the fight was over, and he had won. Nothing more, nothing less.

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            damanuz

            June 24, 2013 at 7:23 pm

            "classless taunting" VS a guy who has ran out of the ring after a win, climbed the cage, wiped blood off his hands and face and licked them, and kissed a fighter on the cheek after submitting him…BJ deserved to get shown up like he did.

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      damanuz

      June 24, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      While I agree with you for the most part about the antics, I was actually ok with Rory doing it to BJ. For the amount of trash BJ was talking prior to the fight, Rory made it very evident that BJ was passed his prime and needed to do a lot less talking. I have much respect for BJ as a OG of the sport, but even veterans need to get a taste of reality sometimes.

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    TheMMAfan

    June 23, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    rory just slaughtered the english language… @grammar kid!

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    GoldenBibi

    June 23, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    I see Rory destroying Jake badly… Rory vs Carlos is the one I'm waiting for…The rematch.

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    watermelon fresh

    June 23, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    I can't stand Rory. Looking forward to Ellenberger to win with ease.

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    akieyugames

    June 24, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Rory should get a week! i mean weak!

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