Any time a fighter taps out due to pain it’s usually an indication that they’ve incurred a very serious injury, but it looks like that may not have happened to Scott Jorgensen. Well, that’s how it looks so far.
If you watched UFC Fight Night 78, then you know Jorgensen took some hard kicks to his calf early on in his bout with Alejandro Perez. Jorgensen began limping badly, and it was clear something was wrong. The rugged vet valiantly fought on, but in round two, he went down in a heap after attempting a kick. Jorgensen tapped out and the bout was over.
After the fight, Jorgensen updated his condition on Twitter, and also responded to folks who thought his corner should have stopped the fight in between rounds.
I told the ref and my corners not to stop it between rds. I have full faith in my corners or they wouldn’t be here with me.
No break in my foot or leg need a mri to find out more. Left hand has a small fissure in my metacarpals tho
Love you all for the support even the haters
MMA Junkie is reporting that a UFC official says that Jorgensen sprained his ankle and broke his hand, so, depending on the results of the MRI, he may not be out for too long.
Unfortunately for the 33 year-old, it was his third straight defeat and his sixth in seven fights. So, it remains to be seen if the UFC will bring Jorgensen back. Based off the heart and determination he showed in the bout, however, don’t be shocked if he gets another crack. Jorgensen signed with the WEC back in 2008 and has been with ZUFFA since.
UFC FN 78 took place on Monterrey, Mexico.