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Pearson: Targeting a February Return

Written on October 09, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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It's no longer a secret! Ross Pearson just confirmed that he will be undergoing a knee surgery after acquiring a torn cartilage and chipped bone in his knee during his last fight with Miller.

After Ross confirmed that he will undergo a knee surgery next Thursday, is eying a February return in the Octagon. Pearson suffered a torn knee cartilage and chipped a knee bone while competing against Cole Miller at UFN 22. During the second minute of his September 15 match, Pearson found himself seriously injured — resulting to a second-round submission loss to Miller.

“Hopefully I’ll be back soon. I’m still doing upper body workouts, and I’m in the gym doing rolling and things that don’t damage the knee. Ideally I hope to be back before March or April; I’d love to be back in January or February. But that’s totally up to the UFC.”

Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson cannot exactly pinpoint when the injury occurred. But the moment Pearson knew it, he knows that his game-plan is in jeopardy.

“It didn’t affect me in thinking ‘oh man I can’t fight on anymore'; the only thing it affected was the gameplan. I just couldn’t do it. The gameplan was to step in and out of range, use my angles, and use my right leg kick to take away his lead leg before finishing it with my right hand. But I couldn’t push off my leg to land anything.”

Pearson attempted to keep mum about his injury, so as not to say that he’s using his knee accident as an excuse. But he believes that the scan and news will come out in the open anyway. So instead of keeping it quiet, he confirmed that he will go under the surgeon’s knife, and wants to get back to action as soon as possible.

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