After yet another impressive performance last weekend, Paddy Pimblett has set his sights on a new and improved contract with the UFC.
‘The Baddy’ made it 2-0 with the promotion following a first-round submission victory over Kazula Vargas at UFC London at the O2 Arena.
Despite catching the eye of many across the globe, Paddy recently stated that he only made $24,000 in his last fight against Vargas.
Speaking on ‘The Pat McAfee Show,’ Pimblett has expressed his desire to sign an improved deal with the promotion: “I’m hoping we get contract renegotiations after this one cause I proved how much I’m worth the other night with the crowd there. I have my manager doing [negotiations] for me, and he’s always had my best interests at heart, so I’ll always have him doing it for me.”
It’s fair to say that Paddy has made a real impact since signing with MMA’s biggest promotion. The attention Pimblett gets is quite simply breathtaking.
Why Paddy Pimblett Is Eager to Sign a New Deal With the UFC
The Liverpool native is adamant that he will face anyone inside the ring. With that being said, he understands that he will be rewarded more when he comes up against top calibre lightweights.
“It really is genuinely for me whoever they put in front of me. I don’t care,” Pimblett said. “I’ll fight anyone but make sure what I’m getting paid is worth what I’m getting paid to fight this person.”
With regards to title aspirations, Pimblett understands that it’s going to take some time.
“I’m not unrealistic. That’s going to be like a 2025 thing. Something like that. It’s just taking it one step at a time and we’ll see, especially now with how my money is.
“If I’m fighting for this amount of money, then I don’t want to fight anywhere near for the title yet. I want to be getting paid championship money even before I fight for the title.”
With the UFC set to return to England again, Paddy is eager to feature on the card and fight on home soil again.
What do you think is next for ‘The Baddy?’
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