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Urijah Faber 4-to-1 favorite against Scott Jorgensen

By Zach Arnold | March 30, 2013

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Nick Kalikas and his crew at MMAOddsBreaker.com have released the odds for the upcoming April 13th fight between Urijah Faber & Scott Jorgensen that will air on FX. UFC has three major shows in April with stacked cards and Faber/Jorgensen kicks off the hot April string of fights.

To summarize what Nick and his guests had to say about the betting line, Faber is a -420 favorite and climbing. He could get as high as -500, which means he’s a parlay play more than he is a straight play.

“Any Jorgensen can do, Urijah does it better.”

Here’s video of an interview that aired last night on HDNet AXS TV with Scott Jorgensen about the upcoming fight.

“This fight with Urijah is an interesting match-up because we’re buddies, we’re close friends. He’s the guy who talked me into fighting but we both made up our minds that we’re going to step inside the Octagon on April 13th and beat the hell out of each other, so…”

“I did think it was kind of, you know, I thought he was kind of messing with me at first but… when I got the first text or the phone call from OUR manager, you know, Urijah and I share a manager, and uh… I basically just said, all right, well, that’s what they want, that’s what we do. I have never and I will never pick a fight. I won’t turn a fight down, I’ll take whatever they throw at me. As far as is it going to affect the fight, you know, Urijah and I both coming from a wreslting background, it’s what we’ve done all our lives. We’ve competed against friends. I’ve competed for years against friends and you separate it when it’s game time, you go in there and take care of business and then after, you know, Urijah and I are going to go throw an afterparty together, so…”

“It was my senior year and I wasn’t even wrestling at the tournament. I’d been out with an injury. It was at the Reno tournament of champions. He was coaching at UC Davis. I was there just supporting my teammates at Boise State, just out there watching the tournament because I couldn’t wrestle and he was fighting and he had his shirts and everything and I was talking to him, you know, and he was like, ‘oh, you should try it, you know, you’re done after this year, you know, you should try it and I think you’ll like it, you’ll do well with it,’ and I was like, oh, okay, yeah, yeah, and you know, I went and finished the season, did not finish in the All-American realm like I wanted to at the NCAA tournament and… like, literally, we flew home on a Sunday, Monday I went and found a place to start training and it slowly progressed into this. It started as a hobby, you know, I just wanted to do it just to try it and you know four fights later of picking fights from, taking fights from 155 all the way down to 145 I guess at the time and then the opportunity to go fight for Elite XC popped up after about my fourth or fifth fight and I took it. That was my first fight at 135 and I’ve been here since and you know I went from Ekite XC to the WEC to now being in the UFC, you know, and I like to think I grew up in Zuffa, you know, I got I think 13, 14 fights under the Zuffa banner and so, you know, I feel right at home inside there.”

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8 Responses to “Urijah Faber 4-to-1 favorite against Scott Jorgensen”

  1. 45 Huddle says:

    I would be surprised if Faber loses. Urijah is one of those guys like Condit or Struve…. That for every 10 of his fights…. 8 to 9 of them are exciting.

  2. 45 Huddle says:

    WTF…. Gustaffson is likely out with a cut.

    1) F#ck the UFC for constantly putting on weak cards like this one where is one fighter gets injured and the card basically stinks.

    2) They should cancel the event. It is the only fair thing to do with the Swedish fans.

    3) F#ck these fighters who time and time again have no clue how to train. it is horrible how often this happens. It ruins the sport.

    • BuddyRowe says:

      It’s just a UFC on FUEL card. It’s basically a “Strikeforce Contenders” type show for the UFC. Put it on weak or not it’s just more MMA content, it’s not PPV.

    • Zheroen says:

      “F#ck these fighters”

      That could be your entire posting history summed up in three words, yo.

  3. Manapua says:

    ^^^^^^

    At least Bellator has an outstanding card on Thursday

    • 45 Huddle says:

      And the last 3 weeks have been garbage cards. They have had like 5 fights all season that are worthy of my eyeballs.

      • Zheroen says:

        Oh shit, someone get Bjorn Rebney on the horn quick and tell him to cancel the card, as it doesn’t meet the rigorous 45 Huddle pass-fail criteria of whether or not a show is worthy of his esteemed eyeballs! It’s going to be like Halloween III: Season of the Witch!

  4. Owen says:

    I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really
    nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back later on. All the best

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