Scott Jorgensen's appeal to overturn loss to Jussier Formiga denied by Brazilian Athletic Commission

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The Brazilian Athletic Commission has upheld Jussier Formiga's 1st round submission win over Scott Jorgensen from last month's UFC Fight Night event in Natal.

Former WEC bantamweight title challenger Scott Jorgensen has had a rough go of it in recent fights in the UFC. He's 1-5 in his last 6, and 0-2 at flyweight. His last bout saw him lose by rear-naked choke to Jussier Formiga on March 23rd, but it wasn't without controversy. Replays showed that Jorgensen was felled by a non-intentional headbutt moments before Formiga took his back and sunk in the choke, and Jorgensen's management team (MMA Inc.) appealed the result, demanding it be turned into a "No Contest". MMA Inc. released a statement via Twitter confirming that the appeal has been denied and the result stands:

Jorgensen also took to Twitter to ask for a rematch against the Brazilian, but ultimately it comes down to what the UFC wants to do. He's officially on the first three-fight losing streak of his career, and has been finished three times during his 1-5 skid. You have to consider though that his defeats have come against brutal opposition - Faber, Makovsky, Barao, Wineland, Formiga - so perhaps the UFC will spare him from the cut line and either give him his requested rematch or a more "winnable" fight against someone not in the top 10.

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