Ross Pearson (12-5) may soon find himself in a brand new division. After experiencing a sudden cache of losses over the last year, the former "The Ultimate Fighter 9" lightweight winner has begun to consider a drop to 145 pounds. Pearson revealed the news late Monday night with this pair of tweets.
Decisions....decision what to do!!! Thinking about testing 145lbs see if I can make it, could be some big fights for me at that weight!!
I will do a test run an keep u all posted on how I do at making 145lbs need to sit down speak to UFC & coaches see what they think
Pearson first rose to prominence after defeating Andre Winner to claim season nine's ‘TUF' title. Afterwards, the 26-year-old opened his UFC run with two thrilling victories over Aaron Riley and Dennis Siver -- the latter of which won ‘Fight of the Night' -- all the while entrenching himself as a viable prospect in the lightweight division.
Unfortunately his forecasts have since taken a turn for the worse. Now a loser of two of his last three outings after dropping contests to Cole Miller and Edson Barboza, Pearson is looking for a fresh start.
"Nothing to do with last fight. I feel I won that fight," the Team Rough House representative said on Twitter. "Just looking for big moves in my career."