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Ross Pearson details ‘crazy’ George Sotiropoulos getting knocked out by boxing coach on TUF: Smashes | UFC News

Ross Pearson offered up the inside scoop on the off-camera fight between George Sotiropoulos and “Real Deal’s” assistant boxing coach, Erin Beach, which took place during the filming of The Ultimate Fighter: ‘Smashes.’

It was a fight that started when George supposedly took a “cheap shot” at Erin, which ultimately ended up bad for the Australian fighter. Here is what Pearson had to say about the incident during his recent appearance on The MMA Hour:

“So, we were there filming and it was all cool. And, I think it was the second or third fight and Australia went one, we went one. Me and my coaches were going back to the guest hotel where we were staying. And obviously, because we won the fight, we were cheering and jumping around. Just acting silly, really. And Team Australia’s coaches, George and his team, must have found that offensive, you know? So, they are all outside our hotel and we are all in our UFC TUF: Smashes gear and George confronted us, tried to start a street fight, like a group fight. It was crazy. So I separated them from the street. And from that, it started like a little bit of a twitter back-and-forth fight between me and George. Just telling him to get ready to fight in December blah, blah, blah. And then my assistant boxing coach, Erin Beach, he happened to say a few things on Twitter and George didn’t like it. A few days down the road, filming on the set, but off camera, George cheap shotted Erin. Yeah, cheap shotted him from behind. Like punched him straight in the face from behind. Crazy things happened. Obviously George didn’t put Erin down on the floor. He backed Erin up a little bit and tried to go in to finish him off and Erin knocked George out. It turned into a street fight. Obviously, UFC wasn’t happy with what happened but it was just ridiculous, really. George didn’t even fight him like a man, cheap shotted him when he wasn’t looking. When I said all the things that I said about the show I wasn’t lying. I did lose all respect for George, I still don’t respect him now. He’s done some ridiculous things. When I said that’s the real George Sotiropoulos, that’s what I was talking about. He was crazy man. The guy has problems, he’s got issues. Those were the things I was saying but I couldn’t release what happened. And I was telling the truth, I didn’t lie.”

Erin Beach is a current MMA fighter himself, sporting a record of 3-1 and was last seen defeating Roscoe Jackson at Bellator 55 back in 2011.

The British brawler also declared he used the incident as motivation for training and says knocking George out in the third and final round in “The Land Down Under” was the “icing on the cake” after their bitter rivalry during the filming of the show.


0 Responses to “Ross Pearson details ‘crazy’ George Sotiropoulos getting knocked out by boxing coach on TUF: Smashes | UFC News”

  1. Ya herd says:

    Just another example of how the ufc don’t tell the truth. I have been saying it for a while now. When Forrest came out and said the ufc didn’t tell the public he failed drug test against silva, for all we no the elite fighters could be fake, on drugs, what I’m trying to say is that Dana and the ufc will always cover white up they say and do things to better of them not what really matters, but seriously most of us ufc fans are fools time to wake up guys, when Dana speaks people think he’s always right and truthful well he’s not wakey wakey people

    • Not You says:

      Wow man, you’re like, so enlightened man. Hw did you like, come up with like, the idea to like, question like, everything man? Wow man. This really opened my mind man. Just kidding, anyone who takes anything at face value from any one deserve to be misled and sucked dry of their resources.

  2. Ya herd says:

    Wakey wakey kid, open ur moms door see my bare hairy ass.

  3. Ddddddd says:

    Nice,they even used the most psychotic picture of Goerge they could find.

  4. Dan Jenkins says:

    I gotta say as an Aussie I’m pretty ashamed of that little piss ant George especially coming from Victoria. Of all things you can do as a fighter a sneako on someone’s coach is just ****en unacceptable he ought to be ashamed of himself, that being said I never liked George as a fighter and a person, very arrogant to say the least

  5. dubboy says:

    I also started a twitter war with george because he was so boring,painful to watch.He couldnt stick the pace there either and ended up blocking me haha lol.Now that i know a coach ko’d the fool makes me so happy,the show as a whole rocked tho despite george big up the aussie massive!

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