UFC 191: Ross Pearson Sees Himself as “Old School”, “UFC 1, UFC 2”
By FCF Staff
Ross Pearson is scheduled to fight Paul Felder at UFC 191 this Saturday, but by the sounds of it, the veteran is hoping for a bout that’s reminiscent of MMA’s earliest days.
The British fighter will be fighting for the first time since he was defeated by Evan Dunham in July, who won the bout via unanimous decision. In a recent interview with UFC.com, Pearson argued that Dunham “did what he had to do to get a decision”. “The Real Deal” also added:
“I still see myself as old school,” Pearson said. “I still see myself as UFC 1, UFC 2, UFC 3, you know? (Laughs) I still have that mentality of just going out there and putting on fights and I think that’s why I’ve been around for a long time. I’ve had some losses on my record, I’ve had some good wins, and I’ve floated around the top tier of the division for a while, but never really made any big statements because I take risks. I go out and fight. I fight when I’m injured, I fight when I’m not a hundred percent, I fight because I love to fight, and I think that’s the journey that I’m on and that’s the type of person that I am…”
Prior to his fight with Dunham, Pearson (17-9) knocked out Sam Stout in March,
Felder (10-1), on the other hand, was decisioned by Edson Barboza in July. The American has gone 2-1 in the UFC to date.
UFC 191 will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.