Jorgensen in line for title with win

by Damon Martin | source:

When WEC 50 was mapped out, the biggest question was who would face Dominick Cruz in his first title defense?

The answer ultimately was Joseph Benavidez, who takes on the champion on Aug. 18. The person he got the nod over as top contender also returns on the same date, with a title shot of his own on the line.

Scott Jorgensen faces Brad Pickett in a bantamweight bout on the main card of WEC 50, and according to his manager, the Idaho based fighter is the next contender in line for a shot at the belt if he wins.

"If Scott wins this fight, he will get the next title shot for sure," Mike Roberts of MMA Inc. said on MMAWeekly Radio recently.

WEC General Manager Reed Harris appeared on the radio show, stopping short of a guarantee, but said that all signs point towards a Jorgensen title shot if he comes away with a victory.

"Assuming he gets a win, and depending on the performance, I think he's going to be right up there. I think I agree with you there," Harris commented about Jorgensen's title hopes.

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epwar site profile image  

7/12/10 1:19 PM by epwar

So if Pickett wins, does he get a shot too?

Foos site profile image  

7/12/10 1:17 PM by Foos

 Jorgenson vs Pickett is an awesome fight. If Scott wins this, he deserves a title shot. 

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7/12/10 11:51 AM by smiter

Deserved or not I thought there was a shot that Faber would get it with an impressive win and a Cruz win, especially if they had another PPV lined up.Now Uriah is injured it certainly opens the way for Jorgenson

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7/12/10 11:43 AM by I GOT FRATE TRANED

 TTT Jorgenson is a beast and I love watching that kid fight.  Hope he gets past Picket and gets his shot!