Ross Pearson, one of the pioneers in MMA in the UK, has decided to retire from the sport. In the last hour, ‘The Real Deal’ has taken to Instagram to share his decision to hang up his MMA gloves.
The 34 year fan favourite has lost six of his last seven fights inside the UFC Octagon and retires from the sport, coming off of a loss to Desmond Green last month at UFC Philadelphia. He finishes his career with a professional record of 20-16 (1).
Pearson fought an incredible 26 times in the UFC, making his debut in 2009. In his official UFC debut, the Sunderland native beat his fellow Brit Andre Winner, to win Season 9 of TUF: The United States vs The United Kingdom.
We wish Ross luck with whatever he chooses to do next in his life.