Ross Pearson won’t be returning to the octagon any time soon.
The longtime UFC veteran Pearson (20-15 MMA, 13-12 UFC) was apparently in the process of finalizing a matchup for the coming months when he suffered a shoulder injury in training.
According to Pearson, 34, the torn labrum won’t require surgery, but it will derail the timeline for his next matchup and require some rehabilitation.
The UFC lightweight revealed the news Wednesday night on social media (via Twitter):
So breaking the news to everyone asking when I’m fighting next … I was prepping for a Feb/March fight, getting in shape weight down training going well but I tore my labrum in my shoulder last week grappling I don’t need surgery going to try recovery with rehab program &; Physio looking to get back into the cage ASAP thanks for all the support & this small stumble won’t stop me still going to make this year my (expletive)
Pearson last competed at UFC on FOX 30 in July. He lost a unanimous decision to John Makdessi in the “Fight of the Night.” The result marked the fifth loss in six fights for the Brit, who began in UFC career in 2009 as the Season 9 winner of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series.
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