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BOISE– Professional mixed martial arts fighter Scott Jorgensen doesn’t get scared when he steps into the UFC cage to fight an opponent. However, he does get nervous when a friend does.
“For me personally, watching my teammates and my friends fight is more nerve racking than for me to go in there and fight,” Jorgensen said.
Jorgensen will be feeling the nerves on Friday night when his longtime friend Jesse Brock gets into the cage. Brock will be fighting in the main event of Front Street Fights at CenturyLink Arena. It will be his 26th professional fight, marking a long and for the most part successful career that he credits the start to Jorgensen.
Brock got into MMA after Jorgensen started his career. He went to a couple of his friends fights to show support, and came away with the desire to try it once.
“I did it once and I lost, and being the competitive person that I am, I’m not going lose my only fight,” Brock said.
One fight led to another, and before he knew it, he had decided to make a career out of it. He also decided to go into business with Jorgensen and open Combat Fitness, an MMA gym in Boise.
The two have been friends since childhood and wrestled for Boise State together in college. Now they have continued their friendship from the mats to the cages. Jorgensen has experienced great success at the highest level in the fight game, and currently competes in the UFC. Brock has also been successful in the cage, and would like to fight the best in the UFC, which just might happen in the eyes of Jorgensen.
“He’s knocking on the door. He’s beating tough guys and winning important fights. He’s building a record.”
“At the end of the day, I just want to be a good fighter,” Brock said. “I want to be better than I was before, better than I was the last fight. If you do those things, than the money and the fame and the notoriety that you get is secondary to what your real goal is. Which is just to be better.”