UFC welterweight Mike Pierce spoke to MMAJunkie radio recently and gave his thoughts on two potential opponents he would like to mix it up with inside the octagon. Pierce called out Jake Ellenberger and Robbie Lawler.
“There’s no animosity; I don’t hate their guts, I just think they’re two guys that are really relevant that would make great matchups, and I’d love to get in there and beat them down,”
Appearantly Ellenberger did not respond to the comments, while Lawler’s manager texted that Lawler “will get a bigger name.”
Pierce fought five times in 13 months before his recent three month vacation from the cage. He is 4-1 in his last five foughts with his only loss coming to the hands of Josh Koscheck in a ver close split decision back at UFC 143 in Las Vegas.
Ellenberger is 8-2 in his last ten fights and his coming off a huge first round knockout victory over Nate Marquardt last month at UFC 158. At this point, Ellenberger is most likely ranked to high in the divison to be matched up with Pierce.
Lawler is only 5-5 in his last ten fights, but is coming off a first round TKO victory over long time welterweight contender Josh Koscheck. Lawler’s manager claimes he will get a bigger name, but as far as rankings are concenered I think this matchup seems suitable.
Let’s see if the UFC grants Pierce his wishes….