Dean Amasinger Believes There Was Bias Against Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 42
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.09.2014
None of Greg Jackson's camp were drug tested...
Dean Amasinger spoke with MMAjunkie about his teammate Ross Pearson's loss at UFC Fight Night 42, his appeal of the loss and more. Check out the highlights:
On none of Greg Jackson's camp being tested: "Ross was drug tested before the fight, which is perfectly normal. That's absolutely fine, and all this stuff is supposed to be random. But when Ross came back from the drug test, he said to me, ‘I've seen the list; none of the Jackson guys are on the drug test list, or the New Mexican guys who are fighting on the card.' And so I went and checked and that was the case. I made a note to (UFC site coordinator) Burt Watson and I said, ‘I want to let you know that I'm feeling uncomfortable about that.'"
On his appeal of the Sanchez/Pearson result: "With [Sanchez] being from New Mexico and specifically Albuquerque, there's obvious connections there and obvious potential conflicts of interest. They don't have a lot of experience with bigger shows, and I think that's another factor that's played into this happening."
On his hopes for the appeal: "The ideal scenario would be the decision overturned, and I still have my fingers crossed that it was potentially a mistake, particularly the 30-27 [score]. I just can't see how that was scored. The ideal situation is an overturned decision. The next down from that is a no-contest, I suppose, and we get a rematch."
On Pearson possibly getting his win bonus even with the loss: "We hope that's going to be the case, because half of your wage is a pretty serious difference when there's a mistake involved. With the reaction everyone's had, I think it's possibly one of the worst decisions in UFC history."