Ross Pearson Thinks He Can Beat Anyone
Posted on 20 Jun 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Ross Pearson recently spoke about his place in the 145 division as well as his fight on Friday night, here are the highlights…
On Moving to San Diego: "Some of them think I'm living the fast life, living like a superstar. They think I'm lying on the beach everyday in San Diego getting a suntan, driving around with the roof down in my car. But they don't realize what I'm doing every day. Stuck in a gym every day is not the Hollywood lifestyle."
On Fighting Cub Swanson on Friday: "I'm super excited because I know Cub is going to be bringing his A-game and is going to be well trained and ready to fight, and I'm going to be ready to fight him. We're going to get after it. We're going to come in there and put on a fight for the fans. I always come in 100 percent prepared. I'm 100 percent ready. I'm preparing as if I'm going to fight for a world title."
On The 145 Division: "I honestly feel like I'm up there now, and I don't see anyone in the division I can't beat," said Pearson, who scored a unanimous-decision victory over Junior Assuncao at UFC 141 in December in his 145-pound debut. "A lot of people see Jose Aldo as unbeatable, and he's a great champion. I've got a lot of respect for him; he's the No. 1 guy in the division. But I'm a natural-born fighter, and I want to test my fighting skills against his. I want to see how much he's got, how much he wants it. I want to see where I am in this sport and test my abilities with the No. 1 guy."
On Dropping to 145: "The reason I dropped to 145 wasn't because I don't think I can compete at 155," Pearson said. "I had some good fights at 155. It was just a small window of opportunity as I see myself in the top five of the (145-pound) division. A few good fights, and I could be facing a title shot. I just feel like my body is now hitting its physical peak. I'm as strong as I've ever been, fit as I've ever been. I just feel now is the time to push it. I feel there were a lot of guys at 155 who were above me for a title shot."