Scott Jorgensen Talks About Getting Double Bonuses on UFC on Fox 5
At last night’s UFC on Fox 5 post-fight press conference, UFC bantamweight fighter Scott Jorgensen (14-6, MMA; 3-2, UFC) talked about walking away with two bonus checks from the card for Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night over John Albert who he defeated on the lone Facebook preliminary. Jorgensen submitted Albert with only a second to go before the round ended.
Regarding fighting on Facebook: “To tell you the truth, I was bummed to be on Facebook. I’ve got a number of fights now under Zuffa. I do not disappoint. When I come to fight, I come to fight. That’s one thing people know: I’m going to come out there and leave it all in the cage – win, lose or draw.”
What he wanted to do in this fight coming off two losses: “Coming off my last two fights, I wanted to get a big victory and make a statement. It felt good to go back out there and be in front of millions. I’m glad they played it on FX, and the bonuses don’t hurt. This is my first time winning double bonuses, so I hope it’s not the last.”
Why he was successful in his fight against Albert: “I stuck to my game plan. We’re emotional guys. We get in there, and if you hit me once, I start to lose my cool a little bit. It becomes, ‘I’m going to hit you as hard as you can hit me.’ That’s what played out with Barao. That’s what played out with Wineland. I came up short on both of those…I put on exciting fights. I go in there to fight to impress myself, and I don’t enjoy fighting a boring fight. I want to go out there, and I want to have fun. I do this sport because I love it. It’s not fun to go out there and fight safe or fight boring. I went out there. I fought smart. I got into a couple of sticky situations that appeared dangerous, but I was completely safe. I removed myself from them, and I finished him just in time – one second. I feel good about it. I’m glad to be back in the win column.”