Former WEC, now UFC, bantamweight Scott Jorgensen may not be his division’s most powerful or nimble fighter; he may not be the best 135-pound grappler or striker on the planet. However, what Jorgensen does possess is a motor unlike many others and a never say day attitude making him a constant threat throughout every tick of the clock when the cage door closes.
Jorgensen spoke about the root of his limitless energy and overall work ethic where he also mentioned his plan to employ both against seasoned veteran Jeff Curran next weekend on the PPV portion of UFC 137.
“I can outwork guys all day long. I don’t care how much they know,” the 29-year old explained on Sherdog Radio. “If they know more than me, if they’re more knowledgeable, if they’re stronger, faster, whatever — if I outwork you, you won’t be. I guarantee it because I can function when I’m tired. I’m not built to squeak by on decisions. I’m built to build leads. I was raised that way wrestling. I never wrestled a wrestling match to win by a point. I wrestled to beat you by 15.”
“You’ve got to be willing to do the same if you want to beat me, and I don’t think there (are) a lot of people willing to put themselves through the hell that I’ve done the past 20 years,” Jorgensen continued. “I’ve done it for 20 years. I’m very good at what I do. I love it. I love being tired.”
“I’m a wrestler. I have a good base. I’m strong. I’ve got an edge,” Jorgensen concluded on his attributes. “I’ve got a little bit of an edge…I try and hurt people down there. You can know all the jiu-jitsu in the world, but if I hit you once, you’ll forget it.”
Jorgensen will be counting on that, as well as his ability to overcome adversity, when October 29 rolls around as Curran holds an overall record of 33-13-1 with nineteen submissions and thirteen decision wins.
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MMATraining Take: I’m glad this bout got bumped up to the main card after Brad Tavares vs. Dustin Jacoby was originally named to the vacancy created by Georges St. Pierre’s injury (with Tavares going out, hence the match-ups removal). Jorgensen and Curran are both well-rounded competitors who can maintain a fast pace for fifteen minutes. It should definitely be a fun one to watch!