Against John Albert, Scott Jorgensen Studied Tape for First Time



Scott Jorgensen was concerned that forming a game plan and sticking to it might not make for an exciting fight, but his bout Dec. 8 against John Albert ended up being the UFC on Fox 5 “Fight of the Night.”

In an interview with the Sherdog Radio Network’s “The Jordan Breen Show,” Jorgensen discussed his win, studying tape and where he stands in the UFC bantamweight division.

On studying footage of Albert: “For the first time ever, we watched tape. I actually sat down and put together a game plan instead of going in there with my typical state of mind of, ‘Let’s go fight.’”

On why he decided to form a game plan: “I don’t listen to my corner sometimes when I get in the heat of the moment. The process to go back and put together a game plan with my coaches and listening to them in practice, studying tape, it just reinforces all that, I guess, for me. When I stepped in that cage, I knew exactly where this fight was going to go.”

On the triangle choke Albert caught him in: “I knew he was going to throw a triangle. I did something stupid. I thought I could jerk my arm back and through the middle and avoid the triangle first, but he’s quick. He’s got long legs, but I’ve got a real good jiu-jitsu coach, Diego Moraes. We knew that’s his go-to move when he’s on his back. In the heat of the moment, throwing a bunch of elbows and hitting him hard … he got it locked. He did have it tight [but] for not too long. I’m well known for my ability to scramble and be choked and find a way out of things. I knew it was tight. I knew if I didn’t move, he was going to get it tighter.

“That escape I kind of did, it wasn’t the technical escape I’d been working on for weeks, but it was the way that I can kind of weasel my way out of stuff. I sat to my butt. I made him quit paying attention to my head. He grabbed my ankle. I worked back to my knees and controlled his wrists while I postured up and used the actual technique that we’d been working on to get out of the triangle. Once my head popped out, I passed to side and all I heard was a low, ‘Oh s--t,’ come out of his mouth. At that point I knew I had the upper hand.”

On whether he would tap to a choke: “There was no way I was losing that fight. … You’re not going to choke me. I’ll go to sleep. I’m not going to tap to a choke, ever.”

On where he sees himself in the bantamweight division: “I don’t care what your rankings say. I don’t care what anyone’s rankings say. I know I’m one of the best at 135 pounds. Everyone stumbles, but you get back on your feet and start running again. That’s what I’m doing. I know who I’ve fought, who I’ve competed with and who I am. Looking at the division and the landscape, I know for a fact I’m not more than a couple of solid good wins from another shot at the belt.”

Listen to the full interview (beginning at 1:01:13).

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