Thought of top-of-the-line blended martial artists competing outdoors of the UFC in the meanwhile, Paddy Pimblett seems to have been signed by the promotion.
“The Baddy” entered the UFC fan rankings pool on the promotion’s official web site and will be ranked amongst different featherweight contenders.
Preventing at Cage Warriors, Paddy Piblett turned a featherweight champion and virtually repeated Conor McGregor’s feat of profitable two completely different division belts within the European preventing group.
Nevertheless, the fan-favorite fighter was not able to beating Soren Bak for the Cage Warriors light-weight championship in 2018. Paddy Pimblett has solely fought twice extra within the promotion since then, each as a light-weight.
Alexander Volkanovski, Max Holloway, Brian Ortega and different prime featherweights must be involved if ‘The Baddy’ decides to make his approach into the UFC by the 145 lb weight class.
Although the fighter from Liverpool began his profession competing at bantamweight, it was at featherweight that he confirmed the world what he was able to, profitable all however certainly one of his bouts in that division.
Final week, the UFC launched an interview with Paddy Pimblett, which had already advised a deal was within the pipeline.
“When the UFC comes again once more and affords me a contract, I shall be going,” Pimblett stated. “I believe that with a pleasant end on this subsequent combat, the UFC will are available in and provide me a contract. That’s what I’m planning on, to be sincere,” Paddy Pimblett informed the UFC web site.
Paddy Pimblett rejected a UFC provide in 2016
Paddy Pimblett turned a widely known title amongst UFC followers after he rejected a proposal by the world’s most well-known preventing group again in 2018.
Explaining his choice to MMA Junkie in 2018, Paddy Pimblett revealed he acquired a greater proposal from Cage Warriors, which influenced his choice to remain.
“I will be sincere, the UFC got here in with a proposal after I gained the belt, however I’d have been an fool to refuse the provide Cage Warriors gave me. I had a meal with [Cage Warriors owner] Graham Boylan in London after I gained the title, and there have been a number of affords, however we simply picked the one which was greatest for us within the now. Cage Warriors was higher money, so I’d have been silly to say no,” Paddy Pimblett confessed.
The UFC provide got here in 2016 when The Baddy was solely 21 years outdated. Now, as a 26-year-old, it appears to be like just like the Liverpudlian needed to concede his aim of changing into a two-division champion earlier than becoming a member of the UFC.
Whereas neither the UFC nor Paddy Pimblett have given any updates relating to the topic, the introduction of the previous Cage Warriors featherweight champion to the promotion’s web site and his newest interview are robust indicators of what’s to return subsequent.
If the deal materializes, who would you wish to see Paddy Pimblett combat in his UFC debut? Hold forth within the feedback.