Paddy Pimblett has quickly become one of the biggest names in the sport of mixed martial arts. He has now revealed when he was given 'The Baddy' title.
The Scouser was a problem during his days fighting for Cage Warriors, but he became even more of a threat when he hired a nutritionist and made his way to the UFC.
Although he is still young and has many years to grow, he is considered one of the most polarizing figures to actively compete inside the octagon.
In a post on Instagram, Paddy Pimblett revealed the day he received his nickname was the same day his friend Joel had his first and only fight in MMA:
"The same night I got given the Paddy 'The Baddy' nickname, Joel had his first and only ever MMA fight on the same card... He got asked first, 'Any nicknames mate?' And he just went, 'No, no, just Joel McCarthy.' And then he turned to me and went, 'Any nicknames?' I was like, 'Nah, you know.' And then 'Rim' just went, 'Paddy 'The Baddy' it is. Paddy 'The Baddy' Pimblett.' I just went, 'Sound, go ahead.'"
Pimblett has soared to heights he has never seen before, with over 3 million followers across his social media accounts.
The 28-year-old also makes up one half of one of the most beloved duos alongside his best friend, long-term training partner, and fellow UFC athlete Molly McCann.
Check out Paddy Pimblett explaining the origin of his renowned nickname in the video below:
When will Paddy Pimblett fight next?
Paddy Pimblett is preparing to make the walk to the octagon for the first time since July this year when he welcomes veteran Jared Gordon into the cage at UFC 282 next month.
The UFC had to reshuffle the fight card due to an untimely injury to Jiri Prochazka. Resultantly, the Liverpudlian now finds himself in the co-main event slot for a huge end-of-year pay-per-view, arguably making this the biggest fight of his career.
Despite a clear step up in the competition, Pimblett wants to continue his good run of form at present and extend his win streak to six straight bouts.