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Although I loathe his nickname, I like John “Prince” Albert. He’s a young guy with guts and talent, and he’s got plenty of room for further improvement. However, matching the man up with a guy as experienced as Scott Jorgensen may not have been the kindest gesture on the UFC’s part.
Jorgensen’s got about twice the experience Albert has, and he’s battled some of the best fighters south of the 155-pound mark. You don’t pick up wins over Brad Pickett, Antonio Banuelos and Jeff Curran if you aren’t a bona fide badass. However, he’s dropped two consecutive bouts and that’s left critics questioning his seating in the bantamweight division.
John Albert has earned one victory against two defeats inside the Octagon, and while one of those losses can certainly be called into question (there was some controversy and some suspect refereeing by the consistently inconsistent Kim Winslow during his collision with Erik Perez at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale), it’s obvious that Albert hasn’t hit his prime yet.
The kid has a lot of talent and seems to be a well-rounded competitor. The problem is, he’s simply not prepared for an opponent of Jorgensen’s stature. Scott puts himself back on track with a second-round submission victory over the “Prince.”