Sunday, 25 September, 2022

Paddy Pimblett has given his thoughts on a potential match-up between himself and Conor McGregor


Paddy Pimblett vs Conor McGregor at UFC

Ever since Paddy Pimblett joined the UFC, the Englishman has seemingly been on a collision course with Conor McGregor.

Pimblett recently stated that a future bout between him and ‘Mystic Mac’ is a possibility.

There’s no way of getting around the fact that Paddy Pimblett is a star in the world of mixed martial arts. A lot of folks may not like him, and they may even root for him to lose, but ‘The Baddy’ is still thriving as one of the most exciting prospects on the UFC roster.

Up to this point, he’s been able to put together a 3-0 run since joining the promotion with his eyes being set on one more appearance before the end of the year.

There’s been no confirmation as to who his opponent would be, but the Scouse sensation is bound to make some waves regardless of who is standing across the Octagon from him.

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Plenty of pundits and fans have noted that his rise reminds them of what Conor McGregor was able to achieve when he first entered the UFC.

While speaking to Steve-O on the former stuntman’s podcast, ‘The Baddy’ revealed that he FaceTimed McGregor while traveling in Ireland. Pimblett said that being in the Black Forge Inn, owned by McGregor, he couldn’t hear the Irishman clearly:

“The annoying thing about it is, he (Conor McGregor) was on FaceTime with us, he was talking to me. I think he did say something to me about my speech and that. I was like, ‘Thank you.'”

Paddy Pimblett went on to speak about a potential bout against Conor McGregor, with the Englishman believing the fight would create history within the UFC:

“You never know, down the line me and him could end up fighting. It’s a possibility [if he] comes back down to 155lbs – that would be the biggest pay-per-view in the history of the UFC.”

Pimblett is yet to fight a ranked UFC opponent, so it’s unlikely that the Englishman will be able to jump straight to a red panty night. However, there is no denying that ‘The Baddy’ would be able to pull-in pay-per-view sales, which combined with McGregor’s PPV records, could result in a huge event for the UFC.

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