“Disappointed”- Paddy Pimblett is not too pleased with his performance against Jordan Leavitt against UFC London

“Disappointed”- Paddy Pimblett is not too pleased with his performance against Jordan Leavitt against UFC London

Paddy Pimblett vs Jordan Leavitt

Paddy Pimblett emerged as one of the hottest prospects of the lightweight division, and many questioned his skills before his fight against Jordan Leavitt. Paddy got stunned in his first fight against Luigi, but he came back stronger and stopped him in the first round of their contest.


Many thought Paddy got lucky, but he overcame adversity in his next fight against Kazula Vargas as well. Paddy faced Jordan Leavitt at UFC London, and Jordan gave him a hard time in the first round, he was overwhelming Paddy with his wrestling, but Paddy landed a big knee during the clinch and got his back to sink in a rear naked choke.

Paddy brought the London crowd to its feet, and many claimed he’s going to be the next big superstar (even bigger than Conor McGregor.) Even though he became the first guy to finish Jordan, Paddy is not too pleased with his performance.

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“I enjoy getting punched”- Paddy Pimblett is ready to put everything on the line everytime he fights

Paddy Pimblett on O2 Arena
Paddy Pimblett

He talked about his fighting approach while talking on The Pat McAfee show, he said, “That’s just how I am sometimes. I was disappointed in my performance, I felt like I should have went out there and blasted him out in a round. I know I still finished him, finished someone that’s never been finished before.”

Paddy added, “He’s had 11 pro fights, lost one, and never been finished and I choked his a**. He got dealt with like I knew he was going to get dealt with. I said the whole time he’s going to get finished, I thought it was going to be a knockout but he defends punches well, it’s quite weird. He doesn’t like to defend them in a skillful way, but he defends them well and then he just grabs a hold of you.”

“I can fight like that every time. I’m a big, fat bastard at the minute, but if someone rang me now and said, ‘Get outside for a straightener,’ I’d be out there beating them up. I enjoy getting punched and punching people in the face. It sounds very weird, but I enjoy it,” Paddy concluded.

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