Tensions build as UFC draws near

Demetrious Johnson weighs-in before the UFC fight at the old Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto...

Demetrious Johnson weighs-in before the UFC fight at the old Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto September 21, 2012. (Dave ThomasToronto Sun/QMI Agency)

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Just because the fight is right around the corner, doesn't mean Jake (The Juggernaut) Ellenberger is slowing his verbal assault on Rory (Ares) MacDonald.

The top-ranked welterweights are set to meet in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 8 in Seattle July 27. The card will be headlined by a flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga.

During the build up, MacDonald and Ellenberger have exchanged barbs through Twitter and the media. Earlier this week, the two took part in a pre-fight conference call and it was painfully obvious Ellenberger hasn't tired of throwing verbal jabs at the B.C. native.

“I haven't said anything that isn't true,” Ellenberger told reporters. “My message to Rory is pretty clear ... this isn't a Tears For Fears lookalike contest. All I said to him is prepare for some horizontal television time and I meant it.”

 

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