“It’s gonna be the Baddy 2.0,” Paddy Pimblett sets sights on first-round finish against Tony Ferguson while unleasing his mythical version

Paddy Pimblett plans to bring out a newer and better version of himself in the upcoming bout against Tony Ferguson.


“It’s gonna be the Baddy 2.0,” Paddy Pimblett sets sights on first-round finish against Tony Ferguson while unleasing his mythical version

Paddy Pimblett and Tony Ferguson (Image via IMAGO)

Paddy Pimblett is gearing up for an exciting showdown in the upcoming UFC 296 pay-per-view event, scheduled for December 16. His last fight took place almost a year ago, in December of the previous year, when he faced Jared Gordon. Pimblett’s performances have garnered significant controversy and anticipation for his next match.

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On the other side of the octagon, Tony Ferguson finds himself in a challenging phase, as he’s been on a six-fight losing streak. His most recent bout was against Bobby Green. Despite the tough run, Ferguson remains a respected and accomplished fighter in the MMA world, and his determination to turn the tide is bound to make this clash against Pimblett even more compelling for fans and pundits alike.

In his last fight, Pimblett underperformed, and despite winning, he wasn’t that happy about how the fight went. However, the fighter has made a lot of changes this past year and is ready to make a huge comeback.

He said, “I have got a statement to make. It’s been a while since I’ve had so long out of the cage.  I have had over a year out of the cage and the amount of training I have done to get better, I’m just a different fighter. It’s gonna be the Baddy 2.0. A new mythical fighter is gonna get unlocked.” 

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The fighter claimed that he has trained a lot since his last fight and has evolved his fighting a lot. Pimblett mentioned that he’s going to unlock a new, upgraded version of himself in his fight with Ferguson.

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Dana White hints at Tony Ferguson’s UFC exit if he loses to Paddy Pimblett

Tony Ferguson’s legacy in MMA is marked by an unconventional fighting style, his iconic 12-fight winning streak, and his unorthodox character both outside and inside the octagon. 

UFC President Dana White (Image Courtesy: Imago)
UFC President Dana White (Image Courtesy: Imago)

‘El Cucuy’ has been in the sport for a long time and after his last few fights, fans are expecting him to hang up the gloves. Similarly, UFC president Dana White also thinks that the fighter could be thinking about retirement after his next fight 

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In a recent statement, White mentioned that if Tony Ferguson were to lose to Paddy Pimblett, it’s likely that Tony himself might contemplate retiring. White acknowledged Ferguson’s illustrious career, highlighting his numerous achievements and participation in significant bouts. 

This potential outcome could mark the conclusion of an era in Ferguson’s professional fighting journey, a moment many fans and observers hope to see him achieve on his own terms. According to White, the timing of the fight between Paddy Pimblett and Tony Ferguson couldn’t have been better.

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