Paddy Pimblett Back in Training Camp Following Crazy Eating Binge

Paddy PimblettAfter just two fights in the UFC, Paddy Pimblett has made a name for himself with his exciting fighting style, charm, and charisma.  Pimblett made his Octagon debut in September and delivered an inspiring first-round knockout of Luigi Vendramini after overcoming some early-round adversity. Six months later, ‘The Baddy’ returned to the cage for his […]

Paddy Pimblett

After just two fights in the UFC, Paddy Pimblett has made a name for himself with his exciting fighting style, charm, and charisma. 

Pimblett made his Octagon debut in September and delivered an inspiring first-round knockout of Luigi Vendramini after overcoming some early-round adversity. Six months later, ‘The Baddy’ returned to the cage for his sophomore effort in front of a hometown crowd in London. Pimblett once again gave the crowd a show delivering another first-round knockout of Rodrigo Vargas. 

Despite two spectacular showings in the UFC, it was his antics after the London bout that garnered a significant amount of attention.

Paddy Pimblett went on a post-fight eating binge, documenting the details on his YouTube TV show BaddyTV. Pimblett bragged about eating over 10,000 calories per day which found himself tipping the scales at 202 pounds. That is a 47-pound increase from his UFC London weigh-in. 

While many were entertained by Pimblett’s binge eating chronicles, others criticized ‘The Baddy’ for essentially abusing his body with significant weight shifts in such a short period of time. 

Paddy Pimblett Returns to the Gym

After two months of all the food he could handle, Pimblett returns to the gym to get ready for the next chapter in his UFC career. Detailed on the most recent episode of BaddyTV, coach Justin Flores detailed Pimblett’s return to the gym. 

“Paddy looks good. It’s good to see him again,” said coach Flores. “He came out in November and he had a big win in the UFC and it was great to see him do that. Came back kind of after camp, gained a little weight. Kind of shedding it slowly and adding some new layers of technique, but mostly you know, getting sweaty, making him work. His grappling looks really good so I’m stoked on it.”

Pimblett showed excitement to be back in the gym again and was confident that once he sheds some of the excess pounds, he’ll be ready to take on anyone the UFC puts in front of him.

“Get this weight off that and I’ll be ready to punch anyone’s head in whenever you want me to,” said Pimblett.

Pimblett also addressed the MMA community’s criticism of his weight gain since March.

“I don’t look that fat. Everyone loves calling me fat on the internet so we’ll go along with it.” 

With his return to the gym, Paddy Pimblett’s return to the Octagon is imminent. Who would you like to see ‘The Baddy’ face in his third appearance with the promotion?

Pimblett Slams Criticism At Liverpool Fans For National Anthem Boos

UFC lightweight Paddy Pimblett has addressed the criticism directed at Liverpool fans following this past weekend’s FA Cup Final. On Saturday, Liverpool collided with Chelsea Football Club at the prestigious Wembley Stadium in London, England. On the line was one of the nation’s most prestigious domestic trophies, the FA Cup. Inside the venue, which boasts…

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UFC lightweight Paddy Pimblett has addressed the criticism directed at Liverpool fans following this past weekend’s FA Cup Final.

On Saturday, Liverpool collided with Chelsea Football Club at the prestigious Wembley Stadium in London, England. On the line was one of the nation’s most prestigious domestic trophies, the FA Cup.

Inside the venue, which boasts a capacity of 90,000 and recently played host to the blockbuster heavyweight boxing showdown between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte, the 30,000+ Liverpool fans in attendance caused controversy after booing both the English national anthem and the presence of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

Pimblett, an avid Liverpool fan who has always insisted that he’s ‘Scouse, not English’, took to Twitter following the match to hit back at former footballer Curtis Woodhouse, who questioned the display of boos and branded it as “embarrassing.”

“The embarrassing thing is u know exactly why it gets done your just coming on here to tweet about it for a reaction like a 6 year old kid, badly need to grow up u yanno fella”

The relationship between Liverpool natives and the rest of the country has been largely soured ever since the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, which saw 97 Liverpool fans lose their lives during an FA Cup match against Nottingham Forest.

The Liverpool fans were initially widely blamed for the tragic incident, including by leading politicians, the police, and tabloid papers like The Sun. To this day, Liverpudlians are still pushing for justice for the fatal moment, for which a High Court has since absolved fans of the blame.

When Woodhouse admitted knowing the reason for the boos, but suggested that he still disagreed with the motion nonetheless, Pimblett further laughed off the 42-year-old’s take.

“How does the fact we still want justice make zero sense? What have u been smoking today big man hahaha”

In the final, Liverpool defeated Chelsea on penalties (6-5) after the two teams battled to a 0-0 draw after 120 minutes of action. While Pimblett was not in attendance, he was watching along from the United States.

Despite pushing for a Liverpool-held UFC event, which he hopes will take place at Anfield stadium, the home of Liverpool Football Club, the promotion’s next visit to England will see fights return to The O2 in London on July 23.

What do you make of Paddy Pimblett’s comments? Are Liverpool fans justified in booing the national anthem?

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Georges St-Pierre Praises Paddy Pimblett: ‘He’s Gonna Be A Star, The Sky’s The Limit For Him’

Paddy PimblettFormer two-weight UFC champion, Georges St-Pierre has backed lightweight prospect, Paddy Pimblett to become a real star in the sport of mixed martial arts – pointing to the charismatic nature of the Liverpool native. St-Pierre, a former undisputed welterweight and middleweight champion, officially retired from professional mixed martial arts following his ascension to the middleweight […]

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Former two-weight UFC champion, Georges St-Pierre has backed lightweight prospect, Paddy Pimblett to become a real star in the sport of mixed martial arts – pointing to the charismatic nature of the Liverpool native.

St-Pierre, a former undisputed welterweight and middleweight champion, officially retired from professional mixed martial arts following his ascension to the middleweight throne at UFC 217 against Michael Bisping back in November 2017.

The Canadian fan-favorite is recognised as one of the greatest to ever compete in the sport, and to the consensus, is considered the best welterweight to ever sport a pair of gloves – avenging his only ever career defeats to both Matt Serra and Matt Hughes. 

As for Pimblett, the outspoken Huyton native scooped Cage Warriors featherweight gold prior to his UFC debut last September, landing in the Octagon with a first round knockout win over Luigi Vendramini. 

Paddy Pimblett has so far managed to land two victories since his UFC debut last September

Forced to rally once more in his second Octagon walk, the Next Generation MMA staple would return in March at UFC London against Kazula Vargas, stopping the Mexico City native with a first round rear-naked choke. Pimblett is expected to return to the Octagon for his third UFC appearance at UFC London in July to boot. 

Touting himself as a surefire star in the sport, Pimblett, who also penned a reportedly lucrative deal with media outlet, Barstool Sports – has received his fair share of backers as well as doubters, however, St-Pierre believes the Liverpudlian’s charisma will fire him toward stardom in the sport. 

“I met him (Paddy Pimblett) briefly in England, in Manchester – he’s very charismatic,” Georges St-Pierre told Patrick Bet-David during a recent interview. “He’s good – to be successful in this business of fighting, you need to be skilled, but more in that, you need to be charismatic. And in order to be charismatic, a lot of guys feel that they need to trash talk, to imitate Conor McGregor.”

“You don’t have to do that,” Georges St-Pierre said. “I sold a lot of pay-per-views because I was authentic and who I am, and I think Paddy ‘The Baddy’ is authentic. I think he is a very charismatic guy, he’s got a weird style, I really enjoy watching him fight. And I think he’s gonna be even more of a big draw, I think that the sky is the limit for him.”

Pimblett Recalls Bonnar Picture Snub, Tells Hall Of Famer To “Eat Sh*t”

It’s safe to say that UFC lightweight prospect Paddy Pimblett isn’t the biggest fan of Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar… In the UFC right now, there aren’t many more fan-friendly fighters than Pimblett. From the Liverpool native’s interactions with his supporters on social media to his willingness to engage with them in person, “The Baddy”…

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It’s safe to say that UFC lightweight prospect Paddy Pimblett isn’t the biggest fan of Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar…

In the UFC right now, there aren’t many more fan-friendly fighters than Pimblett. From the Liverpool native’s interactions with his supporters on social media to his willingness to engage with them in person, “The Baddy” is clearly more than happy to give up some time for those who back his journey in mixed martial arts.

That was on full display at UFC 274, where Pimblett and teammate Molly McCann were in attendance. As well as their usual antics in the fighters’ section, much to the displeasure of UFC middleweight Jared Cannonier, a number of fans have since posted images alongside the pair in the arena.

As it turns out, Pimblett’s positive and welcoming attitude to the MMA fanbase derives from some UFC fan-related childhood trauma courtesy of one “American Psycho.”

During a media scrum at UFC 274, Pimblett narrated the story of when his efforts to take a picture with Bonnar, whose place in UFC history was immortalized by his memorable fight with Forest Griffin, were quickly snubbed by the former light heavyweight fighter.

“I remember when I was kid, when they did the first-ever UFC Fan Expo in London, and I asked Stephan Bonnar for a picture and he walked away,” recalled Pimblett. “He said, ‘I haven’t got time,’ and walked away. And I’ve never forgot it. So eat shit, Stephan Bonnar. Eat shit, lad.”

With that rejection in mind, Pimblett knows how he’d respond should the tables turn down the line.

“I’m too busy, lad, stick it up your hoop.”

Bonnar was most recently in the news after a devastating house fire burned down his Nevada home earlier this year, leading to the loss of many of their possessions, as well as their cat. In the aftermath, the likes of Tyron Woodley and Chael Sonnen donated to help Bonnar and his family.

But one man he won’t be getting any sympathy from is “The Baddy.”

“That’s karma, motherfucker,” joked Pimblett.

Pimblett appears to be gearing up to face Ottman Azaitar at UFC London in July. With another appearance in front of a home crowd likely, the Liverpudlian’s fan-endearing personality will no doubt be on display again.

How should fighters react to fans asking for pictures and autographs in public?

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Paddy Pimblett Fires Shots at Curtis Woodhouse Following Liverpool’s FA Cup Final Victory

Paddy PimblettThe UFC’s newest star, Paddy Pimblett, has backed the supporters of Liverpool Football Club after Curtis Woodhouse tagged them ’embarrassing’ during Saturday’s FA cup final clash with Chelsea. The criticism came from Woodhouse following Liverpool fans booing the national anthem before the game got underway at Wembley Stadium. Paddy Pimblett Backs His Own “Why do […]

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The UFC’s newest star, Paddy Pimblett, has backed the supporters of Liverpool Football Club after Curtis Woodhouse tagged them ’embarrassing’ during Saturday’s FA cup final clash with Chelsea.

The criticism came from Woodhouse following Liverpool fans booing the national anthem before the game got underway at Wembley Stadium.

Paddy Pimblett Backs His Own

“Why do Liverpool fans boo the National anthem? Embarrassing,” Woodhouse wrote on Twitter.

“The embarrassing thing is you know exactly why it gets done you are just coming on here to tweet about it for a reaction like a six year old kid, badly need to grow up you, you know fella,” Paddy Pimblett responded.

“Everybody wants justice, not just scousers. We all want it.” Woodhouse came back.

The Baddy continued to bite back at the retired footballer, turned boxer: “Why are you even questioning why we boo it then? If you understood, you wouldn’t even be asking that question.”

Pimblett later referenced the Hillsborough disaster: “How does the fact we still want justice make zero sense? What have you been smoking today big man”.

Woodhouse pleaded, stating he does understand why Liverpool fans boo the country’s national anthem but struggles to find the logic in doing so.

Prince William, who is next to take the British throne after his father, Prince Charles, was in attendance on Saturday, and the fans didn’t take kindly and let Charles know their thoughts with an onslaught of boos.

House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle made comment on the fans disrespecting Prince Charles.

“I utterly condemn any fans who booed Prince William at Wembley today,” he said.

“The FA Cup final should be an occasion when we come together as a country. It should not be ruined by a minority of fans’ totally shameful behavior. In this year of all years – the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – this is dreadful.”

Conservative MP Karen Bradley and Liberal Democrats frontrunner Sir Ed Davey also made comment on the situation as a whole.

“It is utterly unacceptable and disgraceful that fans booed Prince William. I would urge the FA to take all necessary action and pursue those responsible,” Bradley said.

“We have the most wonderful Monarch and those fans who booed do not represent their clubs or our country,” Davey said.

What do you make of Liverpool fans booing the national anthem and Paddy Pimblett’s comments?

EXCLUSIVE – Damon Jackson Believes Ilia Topuria Will Be A Big Name But Won’t Fight “Trash” Paddy Pimblett

Damon Jackson, Ilia Topuria, Paddy PimblettUFC featherweight Damon Jackson believes Ilia Topuria to be a rising superstar and has backed him to win over Paddy Pimblett. Having had multiple canceled bouts and replaced opponents, ‘The Leech’ shared his thoughts on the shift in the mindset of competitors nowadays. Jackson is currently on a two-fight win streak with a prior loss […]

Damon Jackson, Ilia Topuria, Paddy Pimblett

UFC featherweight Damon Jackson believes Ilia Topuria to be a rising superstar and has backed him to win over Paddy Pimblett.

Having had multiple canceled bouts and replaced opponents, ‘The Leech’ shared his thoughts on the shift in the mindset of competitors nowadays. Jackson is currently on a two-fight win streak with a prior loss to Ilia Topuria in 2020. The 33-year-old spoke about how well-rounded Topuria is and how he was caught in the first round to get knocked out.

In an exclusive interview with LowKick MMA, Damon Jackson talked about his upcoming fight against Darrick Minner at UFC Fight Night 207. He was asked about a potential matchup between Topuria and another one of the hottest prospects in the game, Paddy Pimblett. As someone who’s faced ‘El Matador’ Jackson attested to his abilities and favors him to win over Pimblett.

“Ilia 100 percent. Paddy is kinda trash, honestly,” Jackson said. “I think that they’re going to have to feed him some nobodies for him to keep building his name up. I think he’s entertaining because of his personality but his skill level is not impressive. It is jiu-jitsu, it’s probably the best thing he has going for him and then his just mindset. His attitude of like, ‘f**k you, I’m going to fight’ and that’s great.”

Jackson made it clear he wishes Pimblett the best and hopes he gets better with time.

“I hope it goes good for him and I hope he gets better. I hope he really sees that early without having to take those big losses because it’s not easy to tell yourself that you’re not that good, this part. So you gotta really work. Hopefully, he zones in and gets better over this time.”

Damon Jackson doesn’t believe UFC will make that fight

As fun as it is to discuss potential fights, Pimblett vs. Topuria is one that we may likely never see play out in real life. Damon Jackson does not believe the UFC will risk losing out on one of their bigger names just yet. He compared Pimblett’s journey in the promotion to that of Sean O’Malley who’s become infamous for fighting lower-ranked opponents.

“He does not need to fight Ilia. I don’t think the UFC will make that fight happen. I think that they want to build Ilia up but they don’t want to build Ilia up on beating him because he could be a big name. Paddy could be such a big name and they definitely don’t want to ruin that this early.

He reckons the UFC will give Pimblett the ‘Sean O’Malley treatment’.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if Paddy gets fed like one or two more guys and then they might test him. They’re kinda doing that with Sean O’Malley, you know, where he just now got a top ten. I wouldn’t be surprised if they treat him the same way.”

Jackson will be looking to extend his win streak to three when he takes on Minner this June 4 at UFC Fight Night 207.