Pearson may have broke foot warming up (Update: Not broken)

by Dann Stupp & John Morgan |

At Saturday's UFC on Fuel TV 9, Ross Pearson fought  a back and forth batle with Ryan Couture before finishing the Strikeforce lightweight in the second round. What made the fight more impressive for Pearson, was that he apparently broke his foot while warming up for the bout:

"I think I broke my foot in the back warming up," he said after the fight. "The very first kick I threw hit the pad and then hit coach Eric Del Fierro's elbow, and I was like, 'Oh, what kind of night is this going to be?'"

Despite the bum foot, it actually turned out to be a pretty productive night for the British fighter, who's now posted back-to-back knockout wins since his return to the lightweight division after a stint at featherweight.

A late scratch from Pearson could have gutted an event that saw the loss of would-be headliner Alexander Gustafsson earlier in the week. UFC officials soldiered on with a Gegard Mousasi vs. Ilir Latifi headliner, but Pearson, who has a big following in Europe, would have further diminished the card's remaining star power.

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Update: Today Pearson revealed on Twitter that he indeed did not break his foot, but would be getting an MRI to look for any tendon/ligament damage:

"Docs said not broken! Crazy night. Still swollen but bruising coming out now! Going back for another CT scan this week."

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theken206 site profile image  

4/7/13 11:21 PM by theken206


RoccCity site profile image  

4/7/13 10:04 PM by RoccCity

This is great.

Yussarian site profile image  

4/7/13 9:13 PM by Yussarian

Same here. Considering his injury he still looked impressive. He is a no BS kind of guy and an entertaining fighter. My favourite British fighter (along with Hardy) for sure.

kano350chevy site profile image  

4/7/13 5:53 PM by kano350chevy

He definitely didn't look 100% when he got in the cage

KZTT_W85 site profile image  

4/7/13 5:13 PM by KZTT_W85

Big fan, seems like a good dude. Was great on tuf, I wish him continued success.

CindyO site profile image  

4/7/13 4:54 PM by CindyO

^^^ Good Lord. Does he not own a pair of clippers?   Cindy

3rdLion site profile image  

4/7/13 4:27 PM by 3rdLion

He tweeted it's not broken. Looks pretty bad though...

RampageFitsLikeAGlove site profile image  

4/7/13 4:23 PM by RampageFitsLikeAGlove

He went back UP in weight class.  After he lost to Cub at 145, his last 2 have been back at 155.

tom_hkr site profile image  

4/7/13 4:15 PM by tom_hkr

He tweeted that its not broken

Mica Kizbig site profile image  

4/7/13 4:12 PM by Mica Kizbig

This x 2That being said, its weird that he has dropped weight classes but looks less lean than he did at the higher weight. My GF even mentioned how puffy he looked.