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Ross pearson dropping with featherweight

sriderz2011-11-03 15:23:01 +0000 #1

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"Plus, another veteran with lots of firepower is entering the featherweight ranks. Ross Pearson is dropping a weight class and jumping into the division against Junior Assuncao.

Assuncao told one website that Pearson instigated a fight with him by staring him down at past events. The two called for the bout on Twitter, with Assuncao writing "I'll give him the welcome to the 145 class" in response to a tweet announcing that Pearson had successfully made the featherweight limit on a test cut. "u may just get what u wish for, see u very soon!!" responded Pearson."

Could be a tough fight for anyone at 145, aside from his loss to cole miller he's looked solid at 155, beating some solid guys and the barboza loss was very close. Probably would jump into the title hunt with a couple of wins, and given assuncao's last fight, id say one of those wins is already in the bag.
seansloan2011-11-03 15:33:57 +0000 #2
Anyone jumps into the title hunt with a couple of wins
greatjake2011-11-03 15:53:37 +0000 #3
I really think he can be a title challenger at 145. His striking is solid and his size will be an advantage vs most FWs.
OnyxShadow2011-11-03 16:23:26 +0000 #4
Say what you want about certain fighters not incorporating kicks/elbows/knees into their arsenal. Some guys like Pearson do just fine with pure boxing. He had a very even match against one of the top striking prospects in MMA and really hasn't been dominated in that aspect. Also, his ground game is solid (if not amazing). He'll probably be top 10 but have a tough time getting to title contention.
Tallica19812011-11-03 16:58:27 +0000 #5
I think pearson will fall into the same role at 45 as he did at 55. Win a few, lose a few. Look sharp at times and be exciting, and then get beaten by better fighters at other times. I don't think he contends for a title.
BruceLee2011-11-03 16:26:46 +0000 #6
I'm sick and tired of people (who have never one a title) dropping down when they suck and suddenly become a title contender.

Has someone who has dropped down (having never won a title at their original weightclass) ever won a title at a lower weightclass?



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