Former Bronco wrestler prepping for UFC fight

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Scott Jorgensen will fight in UFC 177 on August 30.

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Boise certainly isn't a hotspot for pro athletes, but Ultimate Fighting Championship contender Scott Jorgensen isn't going anywhere.

"This is home," Jorgensen said. "I've got my family here and it's quiet. If you go to Las Vegas, and other places, there are distractions. I don't have any here."

Jorgensen wrestled at Boise State when Urijah Faber, his friend and UFC fighter, convinced him to give it a shot.

"I tried it right as I got finished with my senior season and fell in love with the sport," he said.

Now, Jorgensen is 15-9 in his pro career, and on the card to fight in UFC 177 on August 30. His opponent, Henry Cejudo, is an Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling, and hasn't lost in his mixed martial arts career.

"I'm glad he's undefeated," Jorgensen said. "I'm glad he's an Olympic champion because when I go in there I am going to starch him. It's going to be a great night for me. He's never fought anybody like me." 

Mixed martial arts is such a brutal profession you'd think it'd be hard to separate life from outside the octagon to the inside. But Jorgensen doesn't see it as an issue.

"It's a sport to me and it's a sport to my family," he said. "If you ask my eight-year old son, he trains in what I do."

At 31 years old, Jorgensen calls being a UFC fighter his dream job.

"When fighting quits being fun, when I don't want to come into this gym and get my workout in and get better and the fun stops," he said. "I'm done."