UFC on FX 3’s Eddie Wineland Believes Fight with Scott Jorgensen was Inevitable


Eddie Wineland at WEC 49“A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

Over the years in the bantamweight division there’s been one consistent fighter in former WEC bantamweight champ Eddie Wineland.  While he’s had his ups and downs in his career, Wineland has never really been out of a fight and always brings it.

The 27-year-old, however, is returning from an eight-month absence and coming off back-to-back decision losses to Joseph Benavidez and Urijah Faber, but Wineland felt like a shell of himself in those fights.

Now after taking some time to heal injuries and get his mind right, Wineland doesn’t feel the big fight pressure and wants to let loose.  And entering the BankAtlantic Center this Friday night, he feels that it was his and Scott Jorgensen’s destiny to meet in the cage.

“I’ve been with the WEC since 2006, and I’ve been with Zuffa since they absorbed the WEC,” Wineland told MMAWeekly Radio.

“I’ve been around.  I think I’ve established myself.  I think I’ve made it well known where I deserve to be and my caliber and level of fighting skills, so to fight a guy like Scott Jorgensen, I’m surprised we haven’t met before.  It was a fight that was inevitably going to happen, it was just a matter of when.”

Now, just moments away from his destiny, he feels nothing but admiration for Jorgensen and relishes that Jorgensen is a wrestler who likes to get hit and throw down with anyone.

“Scott, he’s primarily known as a wrestler, but he’s got a couple of big knockouts.  You look at Mizugaki; I mean Mizugaki went out cold.  He’s got heavy hands, he’s not afraid to trade, he’s not afraid to get hit.  I mean, Dominick peppered the hell out of him.

Come Friday night at UFC on FX 3, the Duneland Vale Tudo standout is looking forward to a three-round back-and-forth war with Jorgensen.  One thing remains constant for Wineland, no matter what the outcome is, and that is to just to let it all go and give the Florida fight fans their money’s worth.

“Getting punched isn’t an issue for him. He’s just like I am; he’s knock down, drag out, let’s get in there and do it.  This has all the makings of a Fight of the Night, and hopefully for Scott and myself we get those honors.”

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