Paddy Pimblett wants to fight Conor McGregor. In a recent interview with Brett Okamoto on the YouTube channel of ESPN MMA, the 26-year old revealed his plans for the next year. Pimblett made his debut for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2021. In his debut, he showed incredible striking skills which hooked the audiences right away.
He stopped Luigi Vendramini in the very first round of his debut on September 4 of last year. Although the finish to the fight was spectacular, it did not come easy. Pimblett got hit with multiple big punches that rocked him momentarily. But it was not enough to withhold the Merseyside native’s momentum. He won the fight via TKO at 4:25 of the first round.
Following the fight, Paddy gave a very Conor McGregor-esque interview. After being asked about his future plans, He said, “I’m new cash cow, I’m the new main man in UFC roster…. I’m the new man lad, people are gonna be calling me out. You know who the boy is!”
“Besides Conor McGregor, I’m gonna be the biggest box-office name” – Paddy Pimblett
In the interview, Paddy Pimblett laid out his plans for the new year. He wants to have 3 fights in the UFC this year. According to him, he will become the biggest superstar in the company aside from the 33-year old Irish megastar.
“I think I’m going to go 3-0 in the UFC and become the biggest box office name you’ve got besides Conor McGregor … If I fought him it’d be the most box offices sold ever … Because people want to see him get beat and people want to see him win and people want to see me get beat and people want to see me win.” Said the British youngster.
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Okamoto followed by asking the reason for his confidence. Paddy Pimblett simply added, “Because I’m the baddy, everyone loves the baddy.”
Paddy Pimblett is reportedly scheduled to fight Jared Gordon in an upcoming fight card which is set to take place in London. His name was also linked with the veteran Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. Although that fight is not happening, Pimblett will face a big name later in the year if he continues to perform similar to his debut fight. 2022 has the potential to be the best year in The baddy’s career yet.