Jorgensen likely for next title shot at Cruz

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Had it not been for Joseph Benavidez’s stunning finishes of Rani Yahya and Miguel Torres, WEC bantamweight contender Scott Jorgensen (11-3 MMA, 7-2 WEC) may have already had his title shot.

But following Jorgensen’s “Fight of the Night” win over Brad Pickett at Wednesday’s WEC 50 event in Las Vegas, even the notoriously fence-riding General Manager of the WEC, Reed Harris, had to admit “Young Guns” was a pretty clear-cut option for champion Dominick Cruz’s next bout.

“I can’t (see a reason not to give Jorgensen a shot),” Harris told

Of course, Harris immediately followed that up with his usual disclaimer.

“Ultimately Sean Shelby makes that decision,” Harris said. “He’s our matchmaker. We’ll sit down next week. He’ll tell me what he thinks, but I’ll tell you what, Scotty looked very, very impressive.”

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