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Paddy Pimblett Reveals Who He Wants to Fight Next; Squashes Rumor of ‘Cowboy’ Fight

Published 01/06/2022, 5:15 AM EST

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Paddy Pimblett, one of the most popular English prospects at the UFC, entered the UFC octagon last year and wowed everyone with his debut performance. Now, the Liverpudlian is looking for his next assignment. 

Speaking to UFC legend Michael Bisping on his podcast Believe You Me, Pimblett claimed he has no clue as to whom he’ll meet next in the octagon. Later, as ‘The Count’ pressured Pimblett to give him some scoop, ‘The Baddy’ mentioned he would love to fight Jared Gordon.


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“The UFC hasn’t come at me with any opponents. After he mentioned me, I thought me and Jared Gordon might get matched together, know what I mean. But as I say, I’ve got no idea. We’ll see what happens.”

Plus, Pimblett also revealed his intent to take on ‘Flash’ as the latter beat his former teammate, Chris Fishgold, and later mentioned him in his post-fight presser.

‘The Baddy’ said, “Because he mentioned me in his post-fight interview and he beat me former teammate, I would like to fight Jared Gordon. He beat ‘Fishy’ so obviously, I would like to beat him, know what I mean and he’s on a three-fight win streak. His last loss was to Oliveira.” 

Currently, Pimblett (17-3), who is walking off a thumping first-round knockout victory over Luigi Vendramini, is looking for his next fight.  

Paddy Pimblett denies ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone fight rumors

In the same conversation with ‘The Count’, Paddy Pimblett asserted that there’s no truth to the ‘Cowboy’ fight in Vegas. 

“There’s no truth to it. Do you really think that the UFC is going to put me on a card the fifth of March in Vegas when they’re doing London on the 19th? It doesn’t make sense. I would still like to fight in London in front of me home crowd,” Pimblett told Bisping.


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Later, ‘The Baddy’ blamed former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen for making the rumor mainstream. Also, he poked fun at Sonnen for making a clickbait video regarding the fight.


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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.