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Ross Pearson's UFC fight strength workout

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'I go into every fight like it’s the most important fight of my life,' says UFC lightweight Ross Pearson. 'I love training anyway and I’d really throw myself into this workout, but the fight’s what helps me stay focused.

'I’ve always wanted to be the best fighter I can. When I was a kid, I wanted to get a black belt in every martial art and I got one in tae kwon do and a brown in judo.

I always want to fight the best guys. If I could fight anyone, I’ve always said that  I’d like to  fight Georges St-Pierre, because I’d like to see what I could do against the best in the world.  I’m not saying that I think I could beat him – I’d just like to  fight him for the experience.'

There's a new Ross Pearson workout in every issue of Men's FitnessYou can subscribe to it here. (opens in new tab)

From 2008 to 2018, Joel worked for Men's Fitness, which predated, and then shared a website with, Coach. Though he spent years running the hills of Bath, he’s since ditched his trainers for a succession of Converse high-tops, since they’re better suited to his love of pulling vans, lifting cars, and hefting logs in a succession of strongman competitions.