After 13 years and 46 fights, the former welterweight contender is hanging up the gloves. Jake Ellenberger called an end to his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career earlier tonight.
At his speech in the cage he said:
“There’s no better place for me to set the gloves down and say it’s time to move on than the same place it started, here home in Nebraska with my family, my friends, everybody, I love you,”
46 pro fights. 21 inside the Octagon.
Thank you for an incredible career, @EllenbergerMMA. #UFCLincoln pic.twitter.com/siowfyFBKu
— UFC (@ufc) August 26, 2018
Congrats on a great career @EllenbergerMMA ??
— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) August 26, 2018
Hats off my man @EllenbergerMMA what a career ?????? #UFCLinclon
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) August 26, 2018
.@EllenbergerMMA enjoy this next chapter man. You earned it! @ufc
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) August 26, 2018
Always liked Jake "the Juggernaut" Ellenberger and had a soft spot for him in my Canadian heart. Nothing but respect for a fellow fighter who's had a great career. Congrats, @EllenbergerMMA, and thank you. ??? #UFCLincoln pic.twitter.com/fuMjkDSSUi
— The Mane Event™ (@EliasTheodorou) August 26, 2018
Respect to @EllenbergerMMA happy to have shared the cage with you even though you whooped my ass
— Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) August 26, 2018
Class move by Jake Ellenberger laying down the gloves in his home state! I called his early fights in M1, dude is nothing but class and wish him the best in the next chapter of his life.
— Jimmy Smith (@jimmysmithmma) August 26, 2018
Congrats on a great career @EllenbergerMMA
— BJ Penn (@bjpenndotcom) August 26, 2018
Congrats @EllenbergerMMA for a great career. Good luck on this new journey.
— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) August 26, 2018
I love me some @EllenbergerMMA !! Great fighter, great dad, and I’m honored to say great friend. I’ve always enjoyed his fights & our laughs together. ?? #UFCLinclon #UFC #ufcFightNight
— Dennis Bermudez (@MenaceBermudez) August 26, 2018
Cornering @DiegoSanchezUFC vs @EllenbergerMMA was my first ever UFC event. Hats off to a great career brother, and thanks for the shows ??
— Lando Vannata (@GroovyLando) August 26, 2018
Much love to @EllenbergerMMA it’s been a pleasure watching you fight over the years. ???
— Tatiana Suarez (@TSPMMA115) August 26, 2018
Hey @EllenbergerMMA you are a warrior brother. Thank you for your fights and a few times that we shared the same matts at reign training center. Best of of luck with whatever you do.
— Siyar The Great (@Siyarized) August 26, 2018