Ellenberger: Lawler hype 'a little bit overblown'


Jake Ellenberger will have a great opportunity at UFC 173, fighting number one ranked Robbie Lawler. Lawler had been on a solid winning streak before losing a split decision to Johny Hendricks for the UFC title, but Ellenberger believes his hype might have been a little overblown:

One person who isn't buying into that is the man Lawler will face on Saturday night at UFC 173. That man, No. 5 ranked UFC welterweight Jake Ellenberger, speaking at Thursday's media day, seems to feel the Lawler hype may be unjustified, "I think that's been a little bit overblown. He beat a guy like Bobby Voelker (and) a few guys that aren't top ten guys, sure. He had an impressive win over (Josh) Koscheck, also who hasn't been really relevant in a long time, but I'm excited to fight him."

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ranier wolfcastle site profile image  

5/25/14 3:18 PM by ranier wolfcastle


jpm995 site profile image  

5/25/14 11:36 AM by jpm995

Also Lawlers ko of Koscheck was big time, Koscheck may be slipping but maybe it's because of the beating Robbie gave him.

Kostakio site profile image  

5/25/14 8:53 AM by Kostakio

Best fight on the card, IMO.

Turdkutter site profile image  

5/25/14 1:10 AM by Turdkutter

I told you jake

DanHendersonsDentures site profile image  

5/25/14 12:52 AM by DanHendersonsDentures

Come on bro, huge Lawler fan and really glad he won. Even challenged someone to a S/N bet earlier in this thread who said Jake would win.But lets be real, give Ellenberger props for at least going for it in the 3rd no need to be disrespectful.

ShaqNoob site profile image  

5/24/14 11:33 PM by ShaqNoob

Well well well...

BJJkilla site profile image  

5/24/14 11:31 PM by BJJkilla

ellenberger is like a mental midget when it comes to fighting other top contenders, after that first kick he was so scared to throw a strike at robbie the rest of the fight.

GregBell  site profile image  

5/24/14 11:30 PM by GregBell

Ufc isn't going to cut jake right?

I bought the Glover hype site profile image  

5/24/14 11:29 PM by I bought the Glover hype

Ellenberger how come you couldn't beat the "hype?' Rejected. LOL

YourStoryisCoolBro site profile image  

5/24/14 11:23 PM by YourStoryisCoolBro

How's that hype now?:-)