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Scott Jorgensen Welcomes Jeff Curran Back to the Octagon at UFC 137

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Jeff Curran is back in the UFC, but he’ll have no easy task in his first fight as he faces Scott Jorgensen at UFC 137 this October.

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Post #1   7/26/11 5:25:11PM   

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See ya, Jeff.

Post #2   7/26/11 5:26:58PM   

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Haha, that's a welcome back alright. Sorry Jeff.

Post #3   7/26/11 5:28:35PM   

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Wow, they are really feeding him to the sharks on this one....hahahaha

Post #4   7/26/11 5:30:10PM   

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Had a feeling Curran was going to get a stiff test.

His WEC tenure had him against Uriah Faber, Mike Thomas Brown, Joseph Benevidez, and Takeya Mizugaki.

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Jorgensen might take this violently. I'll pick him by decision though since Curran is a tough bastard.

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Wow. I was hoping they would give Curran someone in like.... the top 20 of the Bantamweight division. Let's go over the numbers again....

0-1 in the UFC
1-4 in the WEC, including four straight losses after a win in his WEC debut
1-0 in Strikeforce
0-1 in Bellator

Not very promising. Not to mention, he may be 4-1 in his last five, but he only has two wins in a row right now. And look at that track record. 2-6 in major promotions. Statistically speaking, he's never won in the UFC, I wouldn't really expect that first one to come agains Young Guns.

I hope they keep Curran around. He could be a good gatekeeper. I would love for him to find the same level of success his cousin is enjoying. I don't know if that will ever happen though.

I just hope they give him another shot after his fight with Jorgensen. I mean, anything can happen on fight night..... But it will probably happen to the Big Frog come UFC 137.

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One sided beatdown and Scotty is swinging the hammer!

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That was quick, he got sign and had a fight booked before I got off work

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Tough fight to pick. I'm not counting Curran out, he could very likely take a decision with some nice technical boxing. Still, I favor Jorgensen in the fight.

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Why did the ufc sign jeff??
Tough fight back

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Jeff is a good fighter and near impossible to finish but Jorgensen is on another level. Talk about throwing a guy to the wolves!

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Many of Jeff's losses have been very close decisions. Some of them I would call downright "bad decisions" like his fight with Mizugaki. The rest have still been very close and could have gone the other way if only a few things had changed.

Against Matt Serra (his one UFC fight) he was fighting a bigger guy in a weight class he didn't belong in. Serra would go on to be the WELTERWIEGHT champ while Jeff is now fighting at BANTAMWEIGHT!!!


Against Uriah, Jeff was actually winning the fight. He got caught with a unlucky elbow (knee? can't remember) that cut him and messed up his vision. Only time he's ever been submitted in a fight other than his very first MMA fight (against Henry Matamoros who is now one of the blackbelt trainers at Jeff's gym).

As I've already mentioned, I thought he beat Mizugaki.

Against Benevidez and Brown, both were clearly uncomfortable with him on the feet and on the ground. Both spent most of the time in either position defending (either from submissions or strikes) and had to resort to wrestling to win very lackluster decisions.

Since then he has gone 4-1.

So while his record in major promotions hasn't been great, his performances have been. I'm not making excuses for him. At some point he needs to start winning more fights. But context matters. Zuffa gets that. Thats why he got to lose four in a row before he got cut. Thats why he's getting another chance now.

If there's any knock on jeff, its that he's to comfortable and defensive. Skill for skill, he's one of the best fighters in the division. He just rarely goes for the kill. Its sort of the traditional jiu jitsu mentality.

Post #13   7/27/11 2:18:19AM