BOISE-- Former Boise State wrestler Scott Jorgensen has made a name for himself in the mixed martial arts world as a fighter that's not afraid. But it wasn't always that way.
“Every fight up until then, as I got my hands wrapped, I went man I want to leave. I want out,” Jorgensen remembered.
Early in his professional career, there were moments of doubt for the young fighter.
“I never imagined fighting for a living.”
But after a few fights, Jorgensen has now found a home in the octagon. What used to bring doubt now brings a calming sensation to him.
“As soon as I step inside that cage it's a moment of Zen. Everything calmly goes away, dissipates. And it's absolute bliss, and I love it.”
Jorgensen has taken an opportunity that he didn't know would come and made the most of it. With a 14-7 record, he is ranked in the top ten in the world, has fought for a championship belt, and has faced the best fighters in the world. In a profession that he didn't expect, he is now one of the best.
“You're living second to second, moment by moment. You live and die by your decisions. And I love it.”
Jorgensen doesn't see it coming to an end anytime soon, either.
“I want to be one of the legends of the sport, I want to be remembered, I want to be a champion. When I retire, I want people to still talk about me ten years down the road. I'll retire when it's not fun anymore. But until then, I'm going to keep doing it.”