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Tuesday, Apr 09, 2019

Ross Pearson Announces Career as MMA Fighter is Over

By FCF Staff

Longtime, UFC fighter Ross Pearson has announced that he’s decided to retire from professional mixed-martial-arts.

The 34-year-old British slugger, who recently was stopped by Desmond Green at UFC on ESPN 2, announced the news via social media.

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After some long hard talks, and careful consideration with my family, friends and team,  I’ve decided it's time to retire as an MMA fighter. As hard as that is to say, it’s not the end of my career as a competitor. I’ve always been a fighter, and right now I am keeping my mind open as to what's next for me. I'd like take this time to thank everyone at the @UFC for having me for the past 10 years @danawhite for seeing something in me and believing in me for all these years ago. To my family, my teammates, and my friends, your support has been endless and I appreciate all of you – with a special shout out to all the north east training partners & coaches who where there for me in the beginning @grapplefit to @alliancemma for taking me in as part of the family, my wife @kristiejpearson for following my dream with me and all the guys at @centralcoastmma @coach_jamie_pittman_ @centralcoastbarbell And to all my fans , thanks for all the love & support ! Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson

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Pearson turned pro back in 2004, and joined the UFC in 2009 by winning TUF 9. The rugged vet put together a record of 20-16, with 1 no-contest during his career.

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