After winning his last two bouts in impressive fashion, Ross Pearson was booked for a big fight next, as he’ll take on the always dangerous Melvin Guillard at UFC Fight Night 30. Not only that, but the bout will co-headline the event, which will take place in Pearson’s native England, at Manchester’s Phones 4U Arena. When you consider the striking skills and all out approach of both lightweights, then you know there’s a good chance the fight could be a barnburner.
As Pearson prepares for the October 26th bout, RM Sports caught up with the 29 year-old to talk about his career, as well as his first MMA fight. In the latest segment (posted above) Pearson talks about his plans for life after MMA, and here is some of what the rugged vet had to say (as told to RM Sports and posted at Fightlinker.com)
“I want to stick with MMA; I want to be involved with MMA somehow, somewhere. Whether it be fight manager, team coach, have my own gym. I’ve dedicated my life to this. I couldn’t just switch off and go into something else. This is my life. MMA is me. It’s a part of who I am and I just want to be involved somehow.”
Makes sense, and chances are plenty of people and aspiring fighters would be more than eager to train with Pearson.
Up next, however, he’ll take on Guillard (31-12-2), who is coming off a brutal KO win over Mac Danzig, after dropping back-to-back bouts to Jamie Varner and Donald Cerone. “The Young Assassin” is 2-3 in his last 5 bouts.
Pearson (15-6) has scored stoppage wins over George Sotiropoulos and Ryan Couture in his last two outings, after being TKO’d by featherweight contender Cub Swanson last June. “The Real Deal” is 3-2 in his last 5 scraps. It’s a big fight for both men.
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