Since his UFC arrival early last year. Paddy Pimblett and his weight has been a huge topic of discussion surrounding the Scouse Lightweight. A former Featherweight, he has made his home at 155 lbs and has gone 3-0 in the weight class inside the UFC.
Where concern arises is in his after-fight binge which sees him eat anything and everything. He piles on the pounds to an almost unrecognisable degree. Many fans and fighters alike have had their say, some who think it’s irrelevant. Others say it’s unprofessional and not helpful for a long career.
He has gone on record as saying that he is a massive food addict. As well as not minding the extra weight as he would rather be “fat and happy.” He hasn’t missed weight in his career yet so all the noise could be over nothing.
So far his eating habits have had seemingly zero effects on his in-cage performance. With all three of his UFC victories coming via finishes. Boasting two submissions and a TKO on his resume.
Most Recent Fight Weigh-in
Before his most recent bout at UFC London in July. Paddy took on Jordan Leavitt. A lot of the media attention heading into the fight was surrounding whether Paddy would make the 156-pound limit.
However, the Scoucer made the weight with zero issues and then has a message for the doubters. Fresh off the scales he pulled his boxers down to show his rear. Then saying “For those fat-shamers, you can kiss my a**!”
He won this fight in the second round with a rear naked choke. Since the fight, he has once again turned to food in the off-season and put on some extra weight.
Appearing on a podcast hosted by American entertainer Steve-O called Steve-O’s Wild Ride. The topic of his weight came up. In an attempt to see how much weight he had gained since his recent outing. The idea was to weigh Paddy Pimblett and see how much he currently weighed.
Stepping onto the scales the verdict came in at a whopping 206.6 pounds. An astonishing 50.6 lbs over the lightweight limit he made mere months ago. He went on to explain that he was slightly lighter than he initially expected.
He had this to say. “If I had gotten on them scales tonight after we’ve went and ate and f****** watched the UFC — 210, easy.”
You can check out the podcast here, the moment in question happens around the 20:00 mark.
Will the constant weight gain affect Paddy Pimblett in the long run?
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