Scott Jorgensen Said He’s Been More Disciplined on His Training and Dieting with His Move Down to Flyweight
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 12.11.2013
“I’m healthier now than I was at 135.”
UFC fighter Scott Jorgensen recently spoke about his upcoming debut at flyweight at UFC on Fox 9. Jorgensen is set to face former Bellator bantamweight champion Zach Makovsky on the Fox Sports 1 prelims. Below are some highlights.
Jorgensen on his first weight cut to flyweight: "I'm great. I feel as great as I've ever felt. I'm healthier now than I was at 135, and I've done it the right way. It's why I haven't fought in so long. I woke up today at 132. I'm still eating, still drinking, still feed good. I'll make this weight real easy."
Jorgensen on how flyweight has made him more disciplined: "It's a long story, but the short of it? Fighting at 135, I was eating whatever I wanted whenever. Even in camp, I could sneak a cheeseburger in there, eat whatever I wanted, even pizza. Now I hired Phase IV Sports Physiology. I never ran before. … I trained hard just to get in shape, and I was always in better shape than anyone I've ever fought. But this time, we hired these sports physiologists, and they put me on a running regiment, my diet was built around my wrestling metabolism rate and how I actually burn calories just resting, and throughout the whole duration of this, I never dipped below what I was burning. I was never in a deficit, calorie-wise."
Jorgensen on the progression of his weight cut: "Just by doing that, the first eight weeks I lost 10 pounds. I went from walking around at 148 – and still eating and drinking and being normal – down to 137, 138. And now that we're getting ready for the cut, we're doing it the smart way. I used to cut eight pounds of water the morning of because I could. Now it's easy. I love it."