Nick Diaz arrested twice in 10 months for DUI

UFC superstar Nick Diaz (pictured) was arrested on suspicion of DUI on September 6 at 2:20AM in Lodi, California. According to, the Lodi Police Department also hit Diaz for obstructing a police officer, destruction of evidence and driving with a suspended license. The controversial 31-year-old is expected back in court on September 27 for arraignment. From the looks...
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The Morning After Drill: UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Saint Preux

  Contributor: Ben Kohn Well last night was pretty entertaining for the most part I would say, if lacking in any sort of relevancy in the grand scheme of things. The only fight that had a real impact on the top of any division was Formiga/Makovsky and that had an outcome that bummed me the hell out. Overall, I understand the need for cards like these but I do believe they could...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight night Bader vs St Pruex, the good, the bad and the ugly

Last night was another one of those magical nights where the UFC decides to stack a card with fighters who are unrecognizable to casual fans. Oh, what, that doesn’t sound magical? Hear me out here. A card filled with relatively no name fighters (or at least not top ranked guys) is a card filled with hungry fighters who will fight tooth and nail to make a name for themselves or...
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White Not Looking To Retire Gray Maynard Despite Latest Loss

In the build-up to Gray Maynard’s co-main event fight with Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 47 there were real questions hanging over the former title challenger’s ability to take a punch after a string of stoppage defeats, and his second round TKO loss only adds fuel to the fire. However, despite ‘The Bully’ now having lost four of his last five fights, all by stoppage due...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Bader / Ross Pearson UFC Fight Night 47 Post-Fight Interviews

Below you’ll find UFC Fight Night 47 post-fight interviews courtesy of FOX Sports with the winner of main and co-main event of the evening, Ryan Bader and Ross Pearson. — Ryan Bader: Ross Pearson:
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross Pearson Destroys Gray Maynard at UFC Fight Night 47 (Video Highlights)

In professional sports, there is nothing more depressing than watching an athlete struggle with when to retire. Well, the writing was plastered all over the octagon wall on Saturday for former lightweight top contender Gray Maynard. Ross Pearson (pictured) handed “The Bully” his third straight loss via TKO. The 34-year-old has now dropped four of his past five fights via...
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross Pearson hands Gray Maynard his 3rd straight knockout loss

Heading into Saturday night, Ross Pearson predicted that his opponent Gray Maynard would abandon the boxing heavy attack from his last few fights and instead opt to depend on his wrestling instead.  Considering Maynard was coming off two straight knockout losses and three KO's in his last four fights, taking the fight to the ground wasn't the worst idea either. As the fight...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross Pearson TKO’s Gray Maynard In 2nd Round At UFC Fight Night 47

Ross Pearson picked up a big TKO win tonight over Gray Maynard at UFC Fight Night 47 in a bout that had been closely contested up until that point. Round One: Maynard lands with a nice left early. He comes forward with purpose, but Pearson moves away from danger. Pearson dodges another lunging punch from Maynard. Pearson connects with a punch of his own. Head kick attempt from Pearson...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross Pearson: Gray Maynard 'worried' about his questionable chin

The sting from Ross Pearson's last loss still has to hurt considering virtually everybody in the world scored him winning his fight in June except for the three judges sitting cage side, who inexplicably gave the victory to Diego Sanchez. While controversial decisions are nothing new when it comes to mixed martial arts, this one was particularly mind-boggling because Pearson...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gray Maynard Vs Ross Pearson Now Set After Abel Trujillo Injury

A lightweight fight between Gray Maynard and Ross Pearson is now official for UFC Fight Night 47 after Pearson’s originally opponent Abel Trujillo pulled out due to an injury. Pearson had himself originally been a replacement for Bobby Green against Trujillo at the event in Maine on August 16th, while Maynard was supposed to be fighting Fabricio Camoes on the card. What we’ve...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Trujillo out, Maynard in against Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 47

(Photo/Getty Images) UFC Lightweight Abel Trujillo has been forced out of his UFC Fight Night 47 bout against Ross Pearson due to injury, but Pearson will still compete on UFC’s debut card in Maine against former world title challenger Gray Maynard. Maynard was scheduled to face Brazil’s Fabricio Camoes on the same show, but now Camoes will be rescheduled for another bout later...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Gray Maynard Now Meets Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night Maine

Abel Trujillo is out of his UFC Fight Night 47 scrap against Ross Pearson with an undisclosed injury, former lightweight top contender Gray Maynard is in. Wait, wasn’t Maynard already fighting in the August 16 event? Correct, Maynard was slated to face Fabrício Camoes, but he was bumped to a more important matchup after Trujillo’s exit. Camoes will now be shelved for another...
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Thomson Now Fights Bobby Green; Ross Pearson Gets Abel Trujillo

The fight announcements have been coming thick and fast this week, and to make it even trickier to keep track of who’s fighting who, the UFC have just confirmed alterations to two of their upcoming bouts. Firstly, No.9 ranked lightweight Michael Johnson has had to pull out with his UFC On FOX 12 main card fight with Josh Thomson due to an injury. That leaves the UFC in a tough...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross Pearson Steps in to Face Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 47

It didn’t take long for the UFC to locate a new opponent for Abel Trujillo. Just hours after announcing Bobby Green would face Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 12 instead of Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 47, it was reported Ross Pearson (pictured) has agreed to meet Trujillo in the April 16 event. Pearson is looking to bounce back from last month’s highly controversial split decision...
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White Addresses Ross Pearson’s Controversial Loss to Diego Sanchez

YES! YES! YES! Lightweight Diego Sanchez received some home cooking from two of three judges in his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico this past Saturday in a highly controversial split decision victory over Ross Pearson (pictured) at UFC Fight Night 42. The bad news for MMA fans is that abysmal judging still seems to be par for the course in the sport. The good news for Pearson...
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Reactions To Controversial Diego Sanchez Vs Ross Pearson Decision

There was a lot of controversy surrounding Diego Sanchez’s split decision victory over Ross Pearson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 42 last night, with many observers feeling that ‘The Real Deal’ had comfortably outboxed his opponent over the course of three rounds. UFC color commentator Kenny Florian set the tone for the post-fight reaction when he voiced his disbelief...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Takes Controversial Win Over Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 42 (Video Highlights)

After two straight losses, it’s officially Yes Cartwheel time again for Diego Sanchez (pictured). “Dream” took a highly controversial split decision win over Ross Pearson Saturday at UFC Fight Night 42. When the dust settled on their shootout, Sanchez was handed a (27-30, 30-27, 29-28) victory. I always love seeing 30-27 scores on a split decision. However, having 30-27 in...
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez scores controversial split decision victory over Ross Pearson

Diego Sanchez earned a controversial split decision victory over Ross Pearson in front of a home crowd in Albuqueque. Mandatory Credit: Diego Sanchez earned a decision victory over Ross Pearson in front of a hometown crowd in Albuquerque. The judges scored the fight 27-30, 30-27, 29-28 to give Sanchez the split decision. Pearson started the fight strong, out-striking Sanchez...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross Pearson Outboxes Diego Sanchez, But Loses Split Decision

Ross Pearson stayed composed tonight against Diego Sanchez tonight at UFC Fight Night 42, outboxing the hometown hero over the course of three rounds, only to find himself on the losing end of a split decision. Round One Sanchez ultra-fired up for this one in front of his hometown fans. Sanchez with a left and a right, but Pearson sees it coming and ducks. Pearson digs to the...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Henderson-Khalbilov headlines promising card at UFC Fight Night 42

On Saturday night, MMA’s leading promotion will return stateside after spending last weekend abroad when UFC Fight Night lands in Albuquerque, New Mexico with a main card that’s stacked with a ton of fan-friendly potential centered around the smaller weight classes. In the evening’s man event, former lightweight champ Benson Henderson will look to make it two straight after...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighter Scouting Report: Ross Pearson

Ross Pearson Vitals 5’8″ 155 lbs (Lightweight) 69″ reach, Orthodox September 26, 1984 Record 15-6, 1 NC (UFC: 7-3, 1 NC) Current Streak 1 straight No Contest Training Black Belt in Taekwondo Brown Belt in Judo Championships Held The Ultimate Fighter 9 Lightweight Winner  Strengths - schooled in multiple combat disciplines - good submission skills […]
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Ross Pearson Head Kick KO His Training Partner

While former TUF winner Ross Pearson generally tends to favor his boxing when it comes to the striking game, the latest footage from his training camp suggests that he’s not to shabby in the kicking department either. In the clip below, taken from Pearson’s Instagram account, the lightweight contender is sparring with a significantly bigger training partner when he suddenly digs...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Vs Ross Pearson Signed For UFC Fight Night 42

A lightweight scrap between two former winners of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality show, Diego Sanchez and Ross Pearson, has been made official for UFC fight Night 42 in New Mexico on June 7th, the promotions first visit to the state. Albuquerque is Sanchez’s home turf so he begged to be added to this card despite the fact that he’s only just coming off a fight a couple of...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Battles Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night Albuquerque

On Friday, a lightweight shootout between Ross Pearson (pictured) and Diego Sanchez was announced to the UFC Fight Night Albuquerque lineup. Sanchez is looking to bounce back from two straight losses, including this month’s lackluster unanimous decision defeat to Myles Jury at UFC 171. “Dream” has dropped five of his past eight scraps. Pearson, meanwhile, hasn’t fought since...
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Johnson Replaces Injured Ross Pearson For UFC Fight Night 37 Co-Main Event With Melvin Guillard

UFC officials have announced that an injury to Ross Pearson (15-6, 1nc)  has ruled him out of his upcoming co-main event clash with Melvin Guillard (31-12-2, 2nc) at UFC Fight Night 37 when the UFC, return to London, England. Stepping in to take Pearson’s place is twenty-seven year old Michael Johnson (14-8, pictured).While no time frame has been put on Pearson’s return, it...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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