Bad Blood Aside, Ross Pearson Doesn’t Intend to Rub Salt in George Sotiropoulos’ Wounds


Ross Pearson UFC FN 21Ross Pearson entered UFC on FX 6 with bad blood and anxiety when it came to coaching against George Sotiropoulos.

On Friday night, in enemy territory, Pearson finally put an end to the rivalry with an emphatic third round TKO.

For half the year, Pearson just wanted his feud with Sotiropoulos to be finally over.  During this time, the Brit learned a valuable lesson in patience that he brought with him to the Gold Coast Convention Centre.

“I’m ecstatic, this fight has been a long-time in the making,” Pearson said at the UFC on FX 6 post-fight press conference.

“I just wanted it so bad.  I’ve worked so hard for it.  I just had to take me time. A couple of times when I rocked George I kept telling meself like I normally would to go, go, go, but sometimes I feel like I haven’t been getting the finish because I’m pressing too hard.

“I listened to my coaches, took my time, stayed relax and the knockout will come.  It’s not about power, it’s your timing, and finding that shot and once you land he’s ready to go.”

Even though Pearson earned the win he was looking for, he’s not trying to tear down Sotiropoulos at his lowest time.  The 28-year-old just wants to move on and cherish that the rivalry he had is now over.

“I said before the fight and I’ll say it again, we’re never going to be friends.  He’s his person and I’m my person, and we’re never going to get along.  Things happened off camera.  Whatever it is, it’s settled now.  I’ve got the fight out of the way, I’ve finished the fight, and there’s nothing to look back on now.

“That’s it, me and George are two different people.  I’m not going to keep talking and rub salt in the wound; there’s no need for that.  What’s happened has happened.  I won the fight.  I’ll move on with my career and on to the next opponent.”

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all of your UFC on FX 6 news and fight coverage.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 20 days ago
  • 57 views

Some bad blood carried over into a WSOF 18 main-card bout, and it eventually led to a disqualification loss for Cody McKenzie against welterweight Andrew McInnes.Filed under: News, Videos, WSOF read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 12 views

TORRANCE, Calif. – Like seemingly everyone in and around MMA, Invicta FC 11 featherweight title challenger Charmaine Tweet has strong opinions on UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.Filed under: N read news >>

  • 22 hours ago
  • 14 views

If the trailer is a real indication of what’s to come, the UFC may have given “The Ultimate Fighter” series exactly what it needed: a real overhaul.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 views

Marlon Moraes is anxious to finally put his World Series of Fighting bantamweight championship on the line for the first time on Thursday night in Edmonton, Canada. Moraes, who stopped Cody Bollinger read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 8 views

Watching Benson Henderson get bullied around the cage for the first two rounds, it seemed like he'd made a bad decision by agreeing to fight Brandon Thatch. Through skill and the sheer force of his w read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 0 views

Benson Henderson doesn’t intend on setting up shop in the UFC welterweight division beyond a temporary pitstop for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 60 headliner with Brandon Thatch.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 14 views

The MMA Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday's show: 1:00 p.m. ET -- Veteran combat sports broadcaster Mauro Ranallo will discuss Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz's drug test failures read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 6 views

Anderson Silva's February is going from bad to worse, it seems. According to Brazilian sports website Veja.com.br (via Bloody Elbow's Fernando Arbex), the UFC has blocked a 16 million Brazilian Real read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

A seven-bout preliminary card has been set for Bellator’s “British Invasion,” and a colorful cast of characters are scheduled for the event.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>