In a recent appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, Paddy Pimblett touched on how he wished the matchup could have gone, how emotional he was coming into the fight, but all in all, the pure enjoyment he gets from trading blows in the cage.
Paddy Pimblett Critiques His UFC London Performance
“Yeah that’s just how I am sometimes. I was disappointed in my performance because I felt like I should have went out there and blasted him out in a round.” Paddy explained when asked about why he’s often dissatisfied with his performances.
“I know I still finished him, finished someone that’s never been finished before. You know, he’s had 11 pro fights, lost one, hadn’t been finished before and I choked his ass lad.”
Paddy on How Being Emotional Affects His Style
“Obviously when I look back now I realise I was being very emotional going into the fight. Like I’ve watched the fight back. I watched it back today and every punch I throw I’m trying to take his head off.”
“I didn’t throw a punch where I’m trying to set a shot up, I’m just walking forward throwing punches.”
‘The Baddy’ explained that he’s quite happy to continue fighting like this: “I could fight like that every time, lad I’m a big fat bastard at the minute, but if someone rang me now and said get outside for a straightener, I’d be out there beating them up.”
“I enjoy getting punched and punching people in the face, it sounds very weird but I enjoy it.”
Pimblett Won’t Rush to Climb the Lightweight Rankings
Pat McAfee questioned Paddy on his lightweight ranking, as it seems as though Paddy is currently only ranked number 38 in the division. However, he explained how he’s in no real rush to climb the ladder: “I don’t care lad. The UFC lightweight division is the best division in the whole of the UFC, by far, it’s the deepest division.”
“All the way down to rank 50 in lightweight is very good. I don’t mind taking my time climbing the rankings I’m not in a rush. I’m gonna take my time and earn a lot of money as I do take my time.”
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