After a huge submission win over Jordan Leavitt at UFC London, Paddy Pimblett has expressed his disapproval of the O2 Arena being a permanent home for British UFC events.
After a hugely successful event last time around in March, UFC London rolled around again with another stacked card full of British talent.
It’s no secret that this time around, UFC London didn’t quite reach the heights of the previous event. However, Scouse star Paddy Pimblett had the O2 arena rocking for his scrap with Jordan Leavitt.
After a close first round, ‘The Baddy’ entered round 2 for the first time in his UFC career; however, almost 3 minutes into the round, he found his opportunity to finish Leavitt when he sunk in a rear naked choke, and there was no escape for Leavitt as he eventually tapped.
Paddy is Not Interested in Fighting at O2 Arena Again
After their wins, Paddy and best friend Molly McCann sat together to answer questions from the media.
“I know I won’t be fighting at The O2 again. It’s too small,” said Pimblett.
“As I say, we will do Anfield, I promise you now. Dana said that he won’t do Anfield.”
“He also said women will never fight in the UFC years ago, and Ronda Rousey came along, he said he won’t do a stadium in the UK, but the Baddy’s came along.”
UFC president Dana White often claims that the reason he doesn’t do stadium events in the UK is because of uncertainty about the weather.
With the O2 being the only arena in the UK with the capacity for British MMA’s massive fanbase, could it be time for Dana to cave in and arrange a stadium event?
Can you see the UFC ever coming to Anfield with Paddy as the headliner?
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