British fans are likely thrilled to hear that Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz have reportedly agreed to fight, October 26th in Manchester, and now England’s Ross Pearson is hoping to land a spot on the card. Not only that, “The Real Deal” has revealed he wants to fight Takanori “The Fireball Kid” at the event.
Pearson made the call out via Twitter by saying: “Bisping vs Munoz main event at M.E.N i would love Pearson vs Gomi co-main what u think?”
If you like fights that feature two aggressive strikers with plenty of stopping power, then you probably think it sounds like a pretty good idea. Pearson also responded to a follow up comment from a fan, who said the 28 year-old should try to lock up a fight with Josh Thomson. The former TUF winner said he has asked the the UFC about the possibility, but has yet to hear back. Thomson had been campaigning hard for a fight with Anthony Pettis, until the former WEC champ was signed to rematch Benson Henderson at UFC 164, after TJ Grant pulled out due to a concussion.
While Gomi has been inconsistent since arriving in the UFC, and doesn’t sit at the top of the lightweight rankings like he did around a decade ago, the Japanese star has impressed in recent fights. After defeating Eiji Mitsuoka and Mac Danzig last year, Gomi lost by split decision to Diego Sanchez in March, but the words “was robbed” were used to describe the loss by many fans after the bout.
Things have also been going well for Pearson as of late, as after going 1-1 at featherweight (he was stopped by Cub Swanson last June), he returned to lightweight and has recorded wins over George Sotiropoulos and Ryan Couture.
Now it will be interesting to see if Gomi and the UFC are on board with the idea.