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Ross Pearson Tweets Pic of Injured Foot from UFC on Fuel 9

Jun 22, 2012; Atlantic City, NJ, USA;  Ross Pearson before a featherweight bout against Cub Swanson (not pictured) during UFC on FX at Revel Resort and Casino. Cub Swanson won the fight by technical knockout in the second round.  Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
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Kyle SymesCorrespondent IIIApril 8, 2013

Ross Pearson ended Ryan Couture's night in the second round via TKO, but it didn't come easy. Pearson injured his foot just moments before walking out, but nobody would've known.

Pearson mentioned that he thought he'd broken his toe warming up for the fight, but it appears that's not the case. However, you'd never know that from the tweet Pearson sent out today of his swollen foot.

"Still swollen but bruising coming out now! Going back for another CT scan this week"

Pearson didn't tell anyone about the injury, which makes his victory over Couture even more shocking for UFC fans, not the least of them being UFC president Dana White.

"He breaks his foot in the back, doesn't tell anybody, goes out and fights and ends up knocking out Ryan Couture, which K.J. Noons hit him with some big shots in that last fight and didn't knock him out," White said. "So, much respect to him. (MMA Junkie)"

Pearson mentioned in a previous tweet that doctors informed him that his foot wasn't broken. But with the amount of swelling and bruising, I'd expect Pearson to be on the shelf for a period of time.

The good news for the Englishman was that is was his second in a row after a brief stint at 145 pounds. It was also his second consecutive KO as Pearson brutally knocked out George Sotiropoulos last December.

With an Ultimate Fighter trophy on the mantle next to a couple Fight of the Night awards, along with the UFC President's praise, the future appears very bright for Pearson.

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