Ross Pearson announces retirement
Monday, the 34-year old Pearson announced via Instagram he’s retiring from MMA, although he appeared to leave the door open for eventually participating in other forms of competition.
“After some long hard talks, and careful consideration with my family, friends and team, I’ve decided it’s time to retire as an MMA fighter,” Pearson’s post read. “As hard as that is to say, it’s not the end of my career as a competitor. I’ve always been a fighter, and right now I am keeping my mind open as to what’s next for me. I’d like take this time to thank everyone at the @UFC for having me for the past 10 years @danawhite for seeing something in me and believing in me for all these years ago.”