Jorgensen thriving in the cage

Jorgensen thriving in the cage

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by Ryan Larrondo

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Posted on July 15, 2013 at 2:50 PM

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.”

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