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Ross Pearson 21 75.00%
George Sotiropoulos 7 25.00%
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:37 AM   #71 (permalink)
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If nothing else, here's why Ross Pearson didnt want to shake hands afterwards.

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GOLD COAST, Australia Ross Pearson had his reasons for not shaking George Sotiropoulos' hand following his third-round TKO victory at UFC on FX 6.

Pearson (14-6 MMA, 6-3 UFC) told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Sotiropoulos (14-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) punched his assistant boxing coach off-camera over a Twitter beef.

The boxing coach, Erin Beach, then knocked out Sotiropoulos.

"That's why I said I lost all respect for him, and that's why I didn't shake his hands afterward," Pearson said. "That's why I'm not his friend now because he acted unprofessional." ...

...Pearson couldn't remember exactly when the incident took place but said it was midway through filming, which, for the six-week filming, means it was in early August.

Pearson said he and Sotiropoulos had been arguing on Twitter, and Beach had inserted himself into the conversation at some point.

Pearson said Sotiropoulos blindsided Beach, who began fighting back. The incident happened "off-camera" on the reality show set in Sydney, he said.

The scrap drew an instant response from UFC President Dana White, who raised Pearson and his team on the phone.

"Dana chewed our heads off," Pearson said. "George was acting unprofessional. I get paid to fight; I don't fight in the streets for free."

While Sotiropoulos' alleged KO would not have fallen within a time frame to preclude him from competing against Pearson, it could have severely affected his preparation if he allowed himself to recover.

Sotiropoulos was "emotional" following his loss, which was his third straight inside the octagon, though the extent of his physical complications from the stoppage weren't known.
Yeah I'm pretty unsurprised by the result. There was a time when people were all up in G-Sot's cup in regards to his boxing, but it seems like most people nowadays regard Pearson as the better striker. Which he is.

That aside, I didn't think he looked very good in this fight compared to usual. He seemed to be really intent on slugging it out rather than making full use of his feints and head movement. I mean, he did it a bit -- and to great effect -- but there were a lot of times where he was just stalking and jumping into range. I remember a lot of that in the second round.

His footwork was really bad in this fight too. He kept bringing his feet super close together and literally walking forward. I would think that after getting dropped twice for his habit of walking forward, he would fix that but apparently not...

Pearson is seriously one of the most technically sound strikers I've seen in MMA, minus his bad habit of plodding forward when chasing and sometimes leaping into punches. If he could get that on point, he might be able to break this plateau.
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There is nothing in MMA that I want more than for pearson to get a really good string of wins together and break intot he top 10. I'd love that cos he is such a hard working, nice guy.
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There is nothing in MMA that I want more than for pearson to get a really good string of wins together and break intot he top 10. I'd love that cos he is such a hard working, nice guy.
Same man. He's pretty much my favorite fighter these days.
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George does have solid boxing and was in fact outboxing Pearson who is the overall better striker for a decent amount of the exchanges. He just has a terrible chin and a slow plodding style. Pearon's defense looks like it is falling off to me there was a point in time when I thought he had some of the best punch slipping/duck unders in the ufc in the pocket. It would probably be best for George to hang them up after this he was getting dropped by basically everything that landed his chin is worse than Chuck's was when he retired.
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For the life of me I couldn't understand why George kept standing up directly after taking some shots. He could have at least sat there and taken some time to recover knowing Ross wasn't going to jump into his guard. That and he could have at least taken a few chances to try and shoot seeing as though he should have known that he wasn't going to win the stand-up war. I was in awe of George's sh***y game plan going into this fight, more than I was surprised that Ross won.
i was thinking the same thing

and id just like to re-iterate that george has not become one of our mma heroes mostly because of his attitude

he reminds me alot of many of the greek guys i used to play football against. huge chips on their shoulder

im sorry but its true, i dunno if there is any connection

anyway congrats to ross - good honest guy
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George does have solid boxing and was in fact outboxing Pearson who is the overall better striker for a decent amount of the exchanges. He just has a terrible chin and a slow plodding style. Pearon's defense looks like it is falling off to me there was a point in time when I thought he had some of the best punch slipping/duck unders in the ufc in the pocket. It would probably be best for George to hang them up after this he was getting dropped by basically everything that landed his chin is worse than Chuck's was when he retired.
I agree that Pearson's defense is getting worse. Or I should say that he's neglecting it. I feel like its a mental thing, where he's choosing to neglect his head movement rather than him now lacking the capacity.

George's boxing is okay. His jab is pretty solid and that's where he scored on Ross. Excluding those instances I believe that Pearson not only outstruck Soti, but also out boxed him.
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George does have solid boxing and was in fact outboxing Pearson who is the overall better striker for a decent amount of the exchanges. He just has a terrible chin and a slow plodding style. Pearon's defense looks like it is falling off to me there was a point in time when I thought he had some of the best punch slipping/duck unders in the ufc in the pocket. It would probably be best for George to hang them up after this he was getting dropped by basically everything that landed his chin is worse than Chuck's was when he retired.
He wasn't out boxing Pearson and he isn't really a solid boxer. He only really knows how to throw a jab. A jab which Pearson continually countered with relative ease.

You also said that Donald Cerrone was out striking Nate Diaz. You're obviously heavily biased towards/against certain fighters, so much so that it completely clouds your judgement during actual fights.

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George does have solid boxing and was in fact outboxing Pearson who is the overall better striker for a decent amount of the exchanges. He just has a terrible chin and a slow plodding style. Pearon's defense looks like it is falling off to me there was a point in time when I thought he had some of the best punch slipping/duck unders in the ufc in the pocket. It would probably be best for George to hang them up after this he was getting dropped by basically everything that landed his chin is worse than Chuck's was when he retired.
His boxing is really bad and him getting dropped was more of a result of incredibly poor eyes and huge defensive flaws. He sees absolutely nothing.

It's on par with Luiz Cane's and Keith Jardine's seemingly blindness on the right side of their bodies.
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George does have solid boxing and was in fact outboxing Pearson who is the overall better striker for a decent amount of the exchanges. He just has a terrible chin and a slow plodding style. Pearon's defense looks like it is falling off to me there was a point in time when I thought he had some of the best punch slipping/duck unders in the ufc in the pocket. It would probably be best for George to hang them up after this he was getting dropped by basically everything that landed his chin is worse than Chuck's was when he retired.
I'm the forth person to say this already but in no way did Soti out-box Pearson in any of the exchanges. He managed to slip in his jab and a one or two straights a few times but Ross quickly got wise to that and was slipping Sotis jab, landing that left. He forced Soti to make mistakes and miss with his strking then TKO'd him.
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I'm the forth person to say this already but in no way did Soti out-box Pearson in any of the exchanges. He managed to slip in his jab and a one or two straights a few times but Ross quickly got wise to that and was slipping Sotis jab, landing that left. He forced Soti to make mistakes and miss with his strking then TKO'd him.
I'll be the 5th....

Just after watching it for the 3rd time and Ross had the better of it every step of the way. He almost had contempt for George's striking.

I'll echo Killstarz comments and say there isn't one person I enjoy seeing win more than Pearson.

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