"It started in ninth grade. I noticed a small spot on my wrist and I didn't think much of it. My mom offered to take me to a doctor but I didn't want to go. It kind of bothered me because I didn't know how to explain it to people ... and some people were ignorant. So I just involved myself with what I do best, which is wrestling, and I've always had lots of friends. It got to the point where I decided you'll either accept me or you won't and if it's because of my skin then you've got bigger issues than I do. I just don't care, it doesn't bother me. It's something that makes me who I am. It is me and it's never hindered me in any way. It's funny to see people talk about it." -Scott Jorgensen
Scott Jorgensen addresses the rare skin condition he has called Vitiligo. It's an extremely rare condition that just 1% of the world's entire population suffer from. The condition causes random patches of skin to lose their pigmentation resulting in different skin color throughout the body.
Growing up, the condition had little effect on Jorgensen as he built his confidence through wrestling; earning two high school state championships and three PAC-10 titles while attending Boise State University in Idaho.
As with most successful wrestlers, Jorgensen now spends his time training as a professional mixed martial artist. He has put together an outstanding record of seven wins against just three losses. He's coming off a first round TKO over Noah Thomas at WEC 43 and is slated to fight Takeya Mizugaki (12-3-1) this weekend at WEC 45 on Versus.