Scott Jorgensen Not Letting His Loss At UFC Fight Night 38 Get To Him
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.07.2014
He's moving on...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, flyweight Scott Jorgensen (14-9 MMA, 3-5 UFC) spoke about his loss to Jussier Formiga at UFC Fight Night 38 and how he won't let it affect his upcoming UFC Fight Night 42 bout with Danny Martinez (16-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) tonight. The two will fight on the FOX Sports 1 preliminary card before the main card on the same channel. It airs from the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During the Jorgensen/Formiga fight, Formiga accidentally struck Jorgensen's chin with his head, dazing him. Formiga locked in a rear naked choke and Jorgensen had to tap out.
On appealing the result: "All I wanted was a rematch. You can say it's on my record, but I don't really care. I wanted the rematch. The Brazilian commission said because the referee failed to make a call, they weren't going to overturn it, which in my opinion is quite [expletive]. That's the whole reason the appeal process is there: checks and balances. From then on, I knew I wasn't going to get my immediate rematch."
On putting the loss behind him: "I don't let it get to me. Every time we step in that cage, every round is a whole new fight. It doesn't matter what happened the round before. You can forget that immediately. You have the next round to improve or continue doing what you were doing. I know I fight killers. I don't pick my opponents. I've never asked for a easy guy. I've always wanted to fight the best in the world, and I have, and that's going to result in losses. … Going into this fight, it doesn't matter. Everyone talks about it. They're like, ‘Oh, Jorgensen has lost it.' I haven't lost it. I just hit a rough patch. Everybody hits a rough patch in their career, and with the caliber of fighters that I've fought in the past, this is nothing."
On fighting Martinez: "If you're in the UFC, you're a tough guy, and I've learned that the hard way a couple of times, overlooking guys. Danny has got a lot of fights, even more than me, but no amount of experience will put you up against what I've faced inside the UFC and the WEC. He hasn't shined on a big stage. He's beaten mediocre guys throughout his career. He's lost the big fights that count."