Paddy Pimblett defeated Jared Gordon featuring a controversial unanimous decision at UFC 282 last year, much to the surprise of fans and fighters alike. Being one of the fastest-rising stars in the promotion, the contentious win negatively affected his stock, and many declared the fight a robbery in favor of 'The Baddy.'
The 28-year-old Englishman recently revealed that he is ready and willing to run it back with 'Flash' to settle it once and for all. However, Pimblett also added that their fight will have to wait until the end of the year as he will be undergoing ankle surgery soon.
In a recent interview with Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie, Paddy Pimblett stated that he would be open to a rematch with Gordon:
"I don’t mind beating him [Jared Gordon] at the end of the year. Hopefully, he beats Bobby Green, then if he wants to fight toward the back end of the year, I’m game.”
Paddy Pimblett also revealed that his ankle injury, which he picked up in the first round of his clash with Jared Gordon, will require surgery. 'The Baddy' stated:
"I haven't got surgery yet... I get home from here, I land home on the 6th [of March] and get surgery on the 7th. I'll be in a boot for a few weeks. Back fighting at the end of the year..."
Watch the full interview below:
Paddy Pimblett on Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler
Paddy Pimblett recently weighed in on the highly anticipated faceoff between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler that is set to go down sometime this year. The Liverpudlian broke down the fighting styles of the two men and claimed that it would all boil down to who shows up with a better game plan.
'The Notorious' is set to make his long-awaited return to the UFC by first reprising his role as a coach on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) before facing 'Iron' in the octagon later in the year.
In the same interview with MMA Junkie, 'The Baddy' was asked for his thoughts on the matchup between the two explosive strikers. Claiming that either of the two could win, he stated:
"It depends. If Conor catches him early, I can see him putting him out cause Conor's got that power. But if Chandler can get through that into the later rounds, Chandler can wrestle him and tire him out... It always comes down to game plans on the night."