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Jordan Leavitt Feels Unworthy of Paddy Pimblett Rematch Following Controversial Decision: “I Don’t Deserve It”

Published 03/08/2023, 7:00 AM EST

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Paddy Pimblett is currently one of the hottest prospects in the UFC. Since his debut in 2021, ‘The Baddy’ has garnered a huge fan base with his exploits in the cage. However, his last outing against Jared Gordon at UFC 282 left him a polarising figure after a controversial victory. Nevertheless, Pimblett currently boasts an impressive 4-0 record in the UFC. Interestingly, one of those four opponents is chomping at the bits to have another go at Pimblett.

Pimblett’s former opponent and UFC lightweight Jordan Leavitt recently expressed his interest to run it back with the Scouser. In their first fight in July 2022, Pimblett submitted Leavitt in the second round. However, after his most recent win inside the octagon, Leavitt has his sights sets on Paddy Pimblett again.

Jordan Leavitt wants Paddy Pimblett rematch


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In an interview with ‘The Schmo’, Jordan Leavitt confessed his desire to run it back with Paddy Pimblett. However, the 11-2 fighter had a realistic approach to his desire.


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Speaking to ‘The Schmo’, he said, “I would love that fight again, but I don’t deserve it. So I’m about to keep stacking bodies, keep getting highlights, keep knocking people out until I get that fight back.”


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‘The Monkey King’ has won five out of his seven bouts in the UFC. If he can put up performances like his most recent one, a rematch with Pimblett may materialize.


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For the time being, Leavitt was happy to move on from his loss against Pimblett and secure the win at UFC Vegas 70.


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Leavitt overjoyed at UFC Vegas 70 performance

27-year-old Leavitt was more than happy to get on a winning run at UFC Vegas 70. In the post-fight interview, he voiced his contentment at moving on from the devastating loss to Pimblett. He said, “I hate losing. I am so glad the last fight in my mind is gonna be this. It’s gonna be a dominant win and an impressive showing from me not to be cocky but am very happy am very impressed with myself.”

An openly gay UFC fighter, Leavitt also talked about overcoming being bullied about his sexuality and speech impediments. He said, “I have been bullied my entire life and being bullied off and win does not hurt at all. They can bully me all they want until I lose the next one. Better stop. That would be nice and free speech should be legal.”


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What are your thoughts on Leavitt and Pimblett fighting again? Who do you have winning that fight? Let us know in the comments below.



Yeswanth Praveen

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Yeswanth Praveen is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His interests mainly lie in the realm of MMA, bodybuilding, and the fitness industry. He finished his Master's in English literature from EFLU, Hyderabad.

Edited By: Rohini Kottu