Jake Ellenberger Out Six to Eight Weeks with Hamstring Injury

November 29, 2013
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Jake Ellenberger UFC on Fox 8 Post_9306Jake Ellenberger had to withdraw from the main event of the UFC’s planned Singapore debut in January due to injury.

Ellenberger on Friday revealed to FoxSports.com that the injury that forced him out of the fight with former Strikeforce champion Tarec Saffiedine is an injured hamstring that will keep him sidelined for six to eight weeks. There appears to be no long term damage that would necessitate surgery, but it is severe enough that he wouldn’t have an appropriate training camp for the five-round main event bout.

“Yeah it’s been a rough week,” Ellenberger told Fox Sports. “It was a hamstring injury, just one of those things.

“I’ve never pulled out of a fight before, usually I’m the one taking fights on short notice, but this was one of those times where I just had to do it.”

UFC officials quickly moved to insert Hyun Gyu Lim in his stead. Lim will face off with Saffiedine in the headlining bout.

UFC Fight Night 34 is slated for Jan. 4 in Singapore. It will air on Jan. 3 in the United States due to the time difference.

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  • Ellenberger is still in the mix for title contention. I would love to see him fight Hendricks or Lawler. I hope he heals up well and still gets a big fight when he comes back. Maybe he could rematch Rick Story even.

    • Jay Mcgarrity

      After that freeze up against Rory it wouldn’t be very fair to ask a guy who beat Rory or a guy who in reality beat GSP to fight Ellenberger. Rick Story would maybe be a good idea like you said, Story has been asking for that rematch for a while. With Ellenberger coming off of that loss and Story off of an impressive win, they are closer in the rankings now so maybe Story will get what he asked for.

      I was stoked on Ellenberger and thought he would be the guy to knock Rory down a notch or two. I was looking forward to Ellenberger getting in on the inside and taking it to Rory while mixing in some takedowns, boy was that fight a disappointment. Ellenberger is still young though so I’m sure we will only see better from him in the future. Wish him luck on a good recovery.

      • Everybody is so close in the rankings right now. I really hope to see Thiago Alves come back and shake things up but I don’t see him getting a fight that puts him in the top 10. Everybody else has been active and is scheduled for something.


    Lombard or Woodley are available

  • Big Tuna

    Jakes a class act, get well buddy

  • uncle

    Ellenberger vs Diaz Dana make it happen