UFC FN 85: Ross Pearson Advises Young Fighters “Don’t Limit Yourself to Just One Style”
By FCF Staff
Ross Pearson will compete in his 30th pro bout later today at UFC FN 85, and although the fighter’s career has had ups and downs, “The Real Deal” has loved the ride.
The British lightweight is scheduled to face Canada’s Chad Laprise at today’s event, which will take place in Brisbane, Australia. Recently Pearson spoke to UFC.com about the upcoming bout, and while reflecting on his lengthy career, he offered this:
“Looking back on my career is a roller coaster. The lifestyle of a fighter is something no one can really prepare for. It’s a crazy life, and there are a lot of twists and curves. You have to be ready for anything and you have to be prepared for everything. It’s a fast way of life but I’ve always enjoyed it. I tell young fighters that I purposely went out there and sought something different in training partners, coaches and places to live. I enjoyed all the learning, and like I say to young fighters, ‘Don’t limit yourself to just one style; go out there and take in as much as possible. You just have to enjoy the ride.”
Pearson (18-10 1 no contest) is coming off a decision loss to Francisco Trinaldo in January. Laprise (10-1), meanwhile, was stopped by the aforementioned Trinaldo in his last bout, which took place in August.