Ahead of his fight against Rodrigo Vargas at UFC Fight Night 204, Paddy Pimblett discussed his fight depression. Pimblett recently sat down with Nick Peet of BT Sport regarding his upcoming fight, what to expect from him, and his time as a young fighter. During the interview, Pimblett opens up about him falling prey to depression.
Paddy revealed after losing his lightweight title in Cage Warriors 96 to Søren Bak, he suffered from depression and discovered a lot about himself. It got so bad that the fighter was struggling with negative thoughts and bad mental health issues. Pimblett explained that during that time recognized the value of family and friends and kept them close.
“After I lost the lightweight title in cage warriors, I had a deep depression and realized what I needed to do myself you know I had crazy thoughts going through me and bad mental health issues for a good couple of months and then I took like realizing the real me too here, getting me close friends back close I mean keeping them as close. Everyone in my family. Realize what you’ve got like thinking to myself,” said Pimblett.
Overcoming depression is not an easy job and after all, being successful is another hard task. But the Brit has successfully helped himself to only fight that phase but to use his skills to be a part of UFC. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for the fighter.
Paddy Pimblett Journey to UFC:
Pimblett made it to UFC after performing exceptionally at England-based MMA promotion, Cage Warriors. In CW, the fighter has a dominating record of 9-2 and has won championship belts. He made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 191- Brunson vs Till against Luigi Vendramini.
He won the fight via KO in the first round and impressed everyone. His personality behind the mic and style of fighting helped him to gain huge attention.
Fight fans are now excited to see if the fighter will keep his winning streak active. Many former UFC fighters have said that Pimblett is a very good talent but has a lot of holes in his game. But at this young age, there are a lot of scopes to be better.
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