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5/4/12 10:30 AM
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"I talked to him on the phone the day that he got out, and we're going to help him through it," White said.

"He's got 50 guys out there that he's training with that he could have called," White said. "He's got money; he could have taken a taxi. It's just one of those bad choices you make at that moment."



http://mmajunkie.com/news/28535/ross-pearson-wont-be-pulled-from-ufc-on-fx-4-fight-following-dui-arrest.mma
5/4/12 10:32 AM
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Getting a DUI should not get you fired IMO.
5/4/12 11:01 AM
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People fuck up sometimes Phone Post
5/4/12 12:07 PM
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k1levelstriking - People fuck up sometimes Phone Post
Yeap! Just a poor decision. Phone Post
5/4/12 12:12 PM
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k1levelstriking -  People fuck up sometimes Phone Post

 Exactly.  We all have some days we'd like to take back, wouldn't we?
5/4/12 12:19 PM
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It says he wont be pulled from the FX card, nothing was ever said about him losing his job with the UFC.

5/4/12 12:47 PM
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Ross seems like a good guy nobody got hurt glad the company is working with him. Phone Post
5/4/12 12:47 PM
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 Who gives a shit? Tons of young males get arrested for DUIs. The MMA media needs to stop going out of their way to get people fired.
5/4/12 12:53 PM
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grkblood -  Who gives a shit? Tons of young males get arrested for DUIs. The MMA media needs to stop going out of their way to get people fired.

 I wouldn't go so far as to say who gives a shit...he could have really hurt someone while driving hammered.  But I also believe in second chances and Ross has been a pretty good representative of the sport and the UFC to this point, glad he kept his job.
5/4/12 1:07 PM
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grkblood -  Who gives a shit? Tons of young males get arrested for DUIs. The MMA media needs to stop going out of their way to get people fired.

 I wouldn't go so far as to say who gives a shit...he could have really hurt someone while driving hammered.  But I also believe in second chances and Ross has been a pretty good representative of the sport and the UFC to this point, glad he kept his job.
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5/4/12 1:17 PM
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 "Who gives a shit?" was a poor choice to use. I should have said "Why is this such a big deal?".
5/4/12 1:40 PM
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If he does it and kills someone drunk driving it won't be "no big deal" next time.

Dana fired Torres over a rape JOKE and threatens fighters about their tweets yet let's this slip thru. Phone Post
5/4/12 1:44 PM
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AssassinsNATION - If he does it and kills someone drunk driving it won't be "no big deal" next time.

Yes obviously but that didn't happen. Lots of pro athletes have had dui's. I believe Chris Leben had one a year ago
5/4/12 2:02 PM
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No reason to cut him.

Getting a DUI will not affect your fighting career, it's an mistake, not a dealbreaker. Phone Post
5/4/12 2:14 PM
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AssassinsNATION - If he does it and kills someone drunk driving it won't be "no big deal" next time.

Yes obviously but that didn't happen. Lots of pro athletes have had dui's. I believe Chris Leben had one a year ago
Nothing against Ross, I root for the guy when he is fighting, i'm just hoping this is something he learns from. Phone Post
5/4/12 2:22 PM
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When was a double standard created for driving under the influence? So his chances of being taken off the card (or being fired by Zuffa) would have increased if he harmed someone? Or even worse, what if he killed someone?
5/4/12 2:30 PM
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Why the fuck would they fire him? Phone Post
5/4/12 2:45 PM
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EBM - When was a double standard created for driving under the influence? So his chances of being taken off the card (or being fired by Zuffa) would have increased if he harmed someone? Or even worse, what if he killed someone?

Where is the double standard? i dont think they have kicked someone out for a dui before, i know leben has had 2 cant think of any others off the top of my head
5/6/12 12:06 AM
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This is a little ridiculous. If they guy would have killed a guy he would have been obviously of the card. He got arrested for a DUI. So what. I do not understand what that has to do with his career as a fighter. I personally think fighters should mostly be judged on their performances (extreme discrepancies incidentally taken into account).

Something like a one time DIU does not warrant the UFC cutting or suspending a fighter. If the guy gets DUI's on a regular basis it might warrant a different reaction.

Looking forward to see Pearson fight.

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