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Al Iaquinta, Ross Pearson Exchange Blows Ahead Of UFC Fight

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Former Ultimate Fighter runner-up Al Iaquinta and ex-TUF winner Ross Pearson will square off this November in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 55 from Australia.

However, the chance to exchange Tweets weeks before strikes picked up recently on social media.

After Pearson posted a link to an interview with Iaquinta and the message “talk is cheap, (I’ve) been in this sport long enough not to get riled up by a grappler,” Iaquinta fired back, posting “whether you get riled or not I still win on 11/8.”

Pearson, coming off a second round stoppage win over Gray Maynard that pushed his mark to 16-7, responded with “this is what I love about the sport 11/8 we will find out Striker Vs Grappler.” That left Iaquinta only one response, changing “grappler” to “Athlete” for himself.

Iaquinta (9-3-1) claimed a third round finish over Rodrigo Damm in September and is 4-2 with the UFC.