“It’s a lose-lose for me,” Paddy Pimlet opens up on Tony Ferguson bout unraveling mystery behind surprising decision

Paddy Pimblett claims his bout against Tony Ferguson is a "lose-lose" situation ahead of their highly anticipated clash at UFC 296 in December.


“It’s a lose-lose for me,” Paddy Pimlet opens up on Tony Ferguson bout unraveling mystery behind surprising decision

Paddy Pimblett will make a comeback against Tony Ferguson at UFC 296 (Image via Imago)

Paddy Pimblett has referred to the potential fight against Tony Ferguson at UFC 296 as a ‘lose-lose’ situation. Pimblett expressed his views where he saw drawbacks to the matchup. Pimblett indicated that it may not benefit him significantly even if he emerges victorious. The fight was seen as a high-stakes encounter, with potential risks outweighing potential rewards for Paddy Pimblett.

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Pimblett’s sentiments suggest concerns about the risk-reward balance associated with the matchup, potentially impacting his standing in the UFC. On his YouTube channel, this is what Pimblett said:

 This fight is a lose-lose for me, Tony Ferguson. I don’t care what anyone says. It’s a lose-lose. If I win — When I win, it’s just going to be like, aw, it’s Tony Ferguson. He’s finished. 

Pimblett also said it would not benefit him if he would lose the matchup. He is on a six-fight win streak, with his most recent victory being a controversial decision over Jared Gordon. On the other hand, Tony Ferguson has faced a challenging period, losing six consecutive fights. Paddy Pimblett is returning after recovering from an ankle injury sustained in his last UFC bout in December.

Pimblett made his professional debut in 2012, and as of now, his UFC record stands at 20 wins and three losses. UFC 296, featuring Paddy Pimblett vs. Tony Ferguson, is scheduled for this December. The event will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Daniel Cormier thinks Tony Ferguson might beat Paddy Pimblett

Daniel Cormier believed Tony Ferguson might still have one impressive performance left in him when facing Paddy Pimblett at UFC 296. Despite the general consensus predicting Ferguson’s seventh consecutive defeat, Cormier saw potential for an upset.

Daniel Cormier
Daniel Cormier talks about Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblett ( Image via Imago )

Cormier’s perspective added an intriguing element to the anticipation of the fight. On his YouTube channel, Daniel Cormier said:

Is it as simple as he just needs one? Because imagine what happens if Tony Ferguson beats Paddy Pimblett...it’s not like he has lost that desire to fight. He has not lost the thought that he can be a world champion.
Daniel Cormier via YouTube.

Ferguson boasts a record of 26 wins and nine losses in his career. He made his UFC debut in 2008 and gained prominence by winning The Ultimate Fighter 13 in 2011. Trained in freestyle wrestling, boxing, jiu-jitsu, and Muay Thai, Ferguson is known for his diverse skill set. He is a former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion. Unfortunately, Ferguson faced challenges in recent fights, prompting discussions about his future in the UFC.

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