UFC lightweight Paddy Pimblett has explained why he doesn’t care about being in the co-main event slot at UFC London this Saturday.
“The Baddy” last fought under the UFC lights in March also in London. The Scouser finished Rodrigo Vargas by round one submission in front of a packed-out o2 Arena.
Despite entertaining the fans regularly, Paddy is yet to headline or co-headline an event. After the news that Darren Till had pulled out of his bout against Jack Hermansson, many expected Pimblett to fill his slot.
Despite this, Hermansson maintained his spot after replacement Chris Curtis stepped in on the short notice. This means that Paddy, who is one of the most popular stars in the UFC right now, must wait.
The card will be headlined once again by Tom Aspinall as he takes on heavyweight Curtis Blaydes. Several other Brits will take to the o2 to make a statement in front of their home crowd.
Does He Care?
With Pimblett’s obvious popularity, many have wondered why he was not given his chance to shine in the co-main. However, according to him, it doesn’t matter one bit.
“Man’s got a new contract brother. I don’t mind being third to last lad, get me fight over with, less waiting around, get a nice scran for my interview before everywhere shuts [laughing face]. An lots of ppl will get off when I’ve fought anyway.”
This will be his third bout in the UFC after making his debut nearly a year ago. In that time, he has knocked out Luigi Vendramini and, of course, submitted Vargas in London. He takes on Jordan Leavitt, with many suggesting this will be a much harder fight for him.
Can Paddy Pimblett go 3-0 in the UFC and make a statement once again in the O2 Arena? Let us know!
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