<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=450477" target="_blank"> Ellenberger: 'I'm going to paint the wall bloody' </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=450477" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=50&q=75&x=66&y=52&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=jake-ellenberger-03-18-13-7-47-27-951.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>Jake Ellenberger went 8-1 in the UFC, beating the likes of Jake Shields and Diego Sanchez, before he ran into Rory MacDonald, Robbie Lawler, and Kelvin Gastelum. The ceiling at welterweight isn't glass, it's uranium. Ellenberger has not won in two years.</p>
He fights Josh Koscheck on the main card of UFC 184 on Saturday, and in an interview with Mike Bohn for MMAjunkie, he promises a vintage performance.
“There’s two different people, and I began to let myself – Jake – come too much to the party in the fight,” said Ellenberger, 29. “I need to separate ‘The Juggernaut’ and Jake Ellenberger a lot more. That’s been the problem.
“When I look back and when I look now, I can take this jacket off and be somebody else and be the savage that I am when I fight. Finish fights. We’re looking to rip open his chest and rip his heart out. Jake Ellenberger should not ever be in the octagon. No one gives a s--- about that guy.”
“I don’t need to train or find out how to use certain skills, I just need to open up my brain and figure out what the hell is wrong and figure out why I made some of the mistakes I made in the past. I haven’t been focused on training as much like I did in my other bouts, it’s a psychological box that I’ve been drilling into. That’s really the only way I can put it. Skills don’t mean s---. We all know that.
“When you just strictly rely on your talents and your skills, those go out the window really quick in a very stressful combat situation. Those are the things I had to reassess, so that was my big focus in this fight.”
“I’m looking to put (Josh Koscheck) away. He’s shown plenty of weaknesses and he has no problem quitting. … You expect the best of him to show up. That doesn’t matter to me. He’s got an eye that’s been damaged pretty extensively. He’s doesn’t want this fight; he wants the paycheck. I don’t care what Josh Koscheck shows up. It doesn’t mean anything to me. I’m going to paint the wall bloody.”
Koscheck too has his back against the wall. He went 5-1 in the UFC, before running into Johny Hendricks, Robbie Lawler, and Tyron Woodley. He hasn't fought since 2013. The winner on Saturday could see his career reborn. The other will be 0-4 his last four fights.
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