“Let’s Do This!”- Paddy Pimblett Accepts Call Out After UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Walker

Published 10/02/2021, 8:21 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 04: Paddy Pimblett of England prepares to fight Luigi Vendramini of Brazil in their lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 04, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Jared Gordon earned a decision win over Joe Solecki at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Walker this weekend. In his post-fight interview, Gordon proceeded to call out the promotion’s latest cash cow, Paddy Pimblett.

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He had my name in his mouth, before his debut. Nothing malicious. I like the guy. But, I beat his teammate Chris Fishgold. And he wanted to get that one back. So, come and get it. I am going 2-0 against your team and I’ll be the Cage Warriors official champion,” said Fishgold while chatting with Daniel Cormier in his post-fight interview.

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Let’s do this,” Pimblett responded.

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As Fishgold is a teammate of Pimblett and Gordon defeated Fishgold in 2020 in a UFC Fight Night event, it’s understandable why Pimblett wants to get that win back in his favor.

Paddy Pimblett vs Jared Gordon next?

Pimblett had a stellar debut in the UFC a month ago. There was a lot of hype surrounding ‘The Baddy’ ahead of his debut. He lived up to every bit of that with a magnificent performance.

‘The Baddy’ bettered Luigi Vendramini in a back-and-forth contest. After surviving an early scare, Pimblett landed some brutal shots on his opponent and eventually earned a spectacular first-round finish.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 04: (R-L) Paddy Pimblett of England punches in their lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 04, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

However, many believe Pimblett is not yet ready for the cream of the crop of the lightweight division, as he needs to address a few holes in his game before facing the elites. That being said, a fight against Gordon might be a perfect fit for him.

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As Gordon is an established name of the 155-lbs division of the UFC, a fight against Pimblett will be a great opportunity for him as well. With a win, Gordon can raise his stock higher than ever.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 04: Paddy Pimblett of England reacts after knocking out Luigi Vendramini of Brazil in their lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 04, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

It will be interesting to see if the UFC eventually makes the fight official. With Pimblett already accepting the bout, it seems like a no-brainer for the promotion to make next.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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