Ellenberger: I've got to prove I'm better

by Sergio Non | source: usatoday.com

Diego can be a manic fighter. How concerned are you about the pace he can bring to a fight?

I can't control what he does. I can only control what I do. I've put myself through the worst possible scenarios. I'm definitely prepared to match his pace. That's something he's definitely strong at and next week it's going to be time to show that.

I can match his pace. I think I have the advantage. I've definitely prepared for his style. He's got a hard style to fight, but it's definitely a good test for me and a hard challenge.

How would you describe his style?

Very aggressive and just tough. Just overall tough -- he's tough to finish; he's really hard to do anything to. He's been in there with some of the best. He's a tough cat, but for me to be even considered one of the best in the division and one of the best for a title shot, I've got to prove that I'm a better fighter and finish Diego.

You mentioned that you have the advantage. In what areas do you have an edge over Diego?

I might have a little bit of size advantage and a little advantage in the striking area.

Fights are going to be very unpredictable, and it's going to be very hard to know what he's going to do, but for me, I guess I really shouldn't say a distinct advantage anywhere, but I've prepared myself for every situation, like I said. It's prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

I don't have a lot of advantage in this fight. I would say a little more in the striking advantage, but that's about it.

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jjj2121 site profile image  

2/12/12 7:31 PM by jjj2121

 Only way I see Ellenberger losing is if he gets outcardioed.  Diego needs to have the pedal on the floor from the word go.

MRG1 site profile image  

2/12/12 7:28 PM by MRG1

 i wouldnt say diego is past his prime, but ellenberger should take this fight. that said, im going with diego for the win...lol

Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

2/12/12 2:19 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington


Chris site profile image  

2/12/12 12:51 PM by Chris

 Diego is tough, but I think past his prime. I expect Jake to win.

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

2/11/12 5:19 PM by ChaosOverkill

very humble and smart analysis by Jake

Chris site profile image  

2/11/12 4:52 PM by Chris

 Diego is tough, but I think past his prime. I expect Jake to win.