Good news comes after dominant win against Ryan Couture in Sweden.
British UFC star Ross Pearson said doctors have cleared his foot of any breaks after his impressive second round TKO against Ryan Couture in Sweden.
Fighting as part of the co-main event on UFC on Fuel 9, Pearson said after the fight he thought he had broken a bone in his foot during the warm-ups, but he did not tell anybody about the injury.
Pearson apparently threw a kick that hit trainer Eric Del Fierro’ss elbow causing him immediate pain.
But the tough Sunderland native went on to finish Couture with punches in the second round, to give the son of UFC hall-of-famer Randy Couture a less then pleasing debut with the promotion aftre joining from Strikeforce.
Pearson tweeted a photo of his badly swollen foot a couple of days after the fight adding he will be going back for another CT scan this week before taking a break from training.
Still swollen but bruising coming out now! Going back for another CT scan this week twitter.com/RossTheRealDea…
— Ross Pearson (@RossTheRealDeal) April 8, 2013
The future for Pearson (15-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) looks promising in the lightweight division, with former Ultimate Fighter winner and coach now 3-1 in his last four fights inside the Octagon.
In other British mixed martial arts news, Colin Fletcher has officially been cut by the UFC.
Fletcher came through the TUF Smashes: UK v Australia series, reaching the Finale where he met compatriot and friend Norman Parke.
Unsurprisingly, given their friendship, the pair failed to put on a great show as Parke claimed victory, and Fletcher was granted another chance when he fought Mike Ricci in Montreal.
Another decision loss left the Brit on dangerous ground, and after a positive weekend for British & Irish MMA that saw Pearson, Brad Pickett and Conor McGregor all win in Sweden, Fletcher has been released from the roster.
“Is it just me or does cut after 1 official UFC fight seem a little harsh? I know I didn’t perform my best! Neva mind,” Fletcher tweeted.