The Ultimate Fighter season 9 winner Ross Pearson today revealed that a post-fight MRI scan after losing to Cole Miller at UFC Fight Night 22 earlier in the month had revealed a problem.

Pearson posted the news on his twitter account after finding out the results of the scan earlier today.

“Big morning today off to the hospital get my results from my MRI scan!! about 2 hours ago

“results are not good! Booked in for operation in 2weeks, don’t know how long I will be out for!! Gutted 13 minutes ago”

Later it emerged that the scan had revealed that the fighter has a torn cartlidge in his knee along with a chipped bone.

Speaking to Fighters Only Pearson said that he believes the damage was sustained during the fight when Miller pulled guard, noting that, “After that I was really heavy-footed and I lost my movement.” ‘The Real Deal’ is keen however to stress that his opponent won the fight, “fair and square.”

The 26 year-old UK prospect had been hoping to get back to winning ways before the end of the year, but the surgery is likely to keep him out of action until early next year.

Pearson was high on confidence going into the Miller fight on the back of a three fight winning streak in the octagon, but it proved to be his toughest fight to date.

After a close first round Miller rocked Pearson with a series of punches, most notably a powerful left hook that dropped him to the canvas, quickly followed by a rear-naked choke submission.

We’d like to wish Ross a full and speedy recovery.

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