The veteran UFC welterweight offered to reprise the role of Ellenberger’s huckleberry, filming another fiery selfie video to let his most recent opponent know how he feels about being called “not a world-class fighter,” as Ellenberger (31-14 MMA, 10-10 UFC) recently told Submission Radio.
“Yeah, this message is for that piece of (expletive) Jake Ellenberger,” said Saunders, apparently riding shotgun in a moving car. “I heard what you said. It’s not the first time you’ve talked (expletive) about me.
“In fact, on the MMAjunkie Radio that you went on after our fight, you went on and said the same (expletive). And it was hilarious, because they know my skill set, but they’re also friends with you. So they didn’t (expletive) call you on your (expletive).”
Our beloved MMAjunkie Radio hosts “Gorgeous” George Garcia and Goze generally don’t make a habit of doing that, but that’s beside the point.
According to Saunders, Ellenberger is selling some big wolf tickets, and he needs to get checked, especially since he’s now selling them on a different media platform.
“You said I know that you could beat me,” laughs Saunders. “(Expletive), I’m ready to show the (expletive) up. I don’t need money. I’ll come to your (expletive) gym. It’s not far down the road, (expletive). And let’s (expletive) go. Now!”
The last time Saunders and Ellenberger met, it took Saunders less than two minutes to put Ellenberger down with a knee to the body and punches that sealed the deal. The performance earned Saunders his third career “Fight of the Night” bonus and snapped a two-fight skid.
Saunders is next scheduled to take on Sergio Moraes at UFC Fight Night 137, which takes place Sept. 22 in Sao Paulo. Ellenberger, meanwhile, is paired against Brian Barbarena at UFC Fight Night 135 on Aug. 25.
But Saunders apparently can fit in another fight.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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