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Rory MacDonald ready to step into cage in Seattle against trash-talking opponent

Canadian welterweight Rory MacDonald (right) talks to coach Firas Zahabi at a public workout in Seattle, Wednesday, July 24, 2013. MacDonald faces American Jake (The Juggernaut) Ellenberger on a televised UFC card Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Neil Davidson
July 24, 2013 - 2:13 PM

SEATTLE - After enduring a string of trash-talking Twitter attacks from his opponent, Canadian welterweight Rory MacDonald clearly can't wait to get into the cage Saturday night against Jake (The Juggernaut) Ellenberger.

Ellenberger has called MacDonald a fighter invented by the media and marketed like a Justin Bieber song.

One memorable tweet read: "Rory: Welcome to "Chez' Ellenberger". Tonight's special is CANVAS SANDWICHES served FACE DOWN. Bon' appetit.'"

MacDonald responded to one such attack via Twitter but essentially has tried to ignore Ellenberger.

The Canadian says the talk will be over this weekend, saying: "We'll see Saturday night."

The winner moves a step closer to a title shot. That could be complicated since MacDonald trains with champion Georges St-Pierre.

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