Now that the main event between Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit is off of UFC 137, that leaves a spot open on the main televised card for the pay-per-view, and Scott Jorgensen wants in.
The former WEC bantamweight title contender who faces veteran Jeff Curran at UFC 137 is making his intentions known. He wants his fight on the main card and he promises nothing but excitement if the UFC gives him the slot.
“The big one, the big GSP announcement today, every single person needs to look at that card. I heard Condit’s also pulling off, he’s not going to take any other fights, he wants the title fight. That leaves a gap on that main card,” said Jorgensen when speaking to MMAWeekly Radio on Tuesday.
“You look through that card and you tell me who the hell is more exciting and a better fighter than me on the rest of that card?”
Traditionally, the UFC has pulled a fight up from the preliminary card to fill a main card slot when an injury occurs. Most recently, the rematch between Nam Phan and Leonard Garcia was bumped up to the main card when the heavyweight bout between Mike Russow and Dave Herman fell through at UFC 136.
The other point to note is the UFC will almost never pull fights from their Spike TV prelims show to fill a slot on the pay-per-view, so it’s most likely that one of the five fights currently slotted to air on Facebook will get the bump.
Jorgensen isn’t afraid to ask for what he wants, so he’s making the request to fans to get in UFC President Dana White’s ear and hopefully they can make it happen.
“Get on Twitter and send out to Twitter.com/DanaWhite and you tell him you want to see me on that main card. Cause we all know you’re going to end up seeing me on there anyways, cause it’s always exciting fights. Start sending those messages,” Jorgensen stated.
In his last fight out, Jorgensen finished Ken Stone with some nasty ground and pound to win by knockout in the first round.
The Boise native is happy to put on a similar display when he faces Jeff Curran next weekend, and he’s hopeful the UFC wants to see that as well on the pay-per-view part of the card.
“Personally, all the respect to all the other guys on the card and all the preliminaries and not televised, I’m damn exciting and I don’t get tired. I think the fans want to see that,” Jorgensen stated.
“I think it’s time we get a little bantamweight love on the main card for UFC 137.”