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Renato Moicano Bashes ‘Weak’ Paddy Pimblett for UFC Privilege

Published 01/31/2023, 1:38 AM EST

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After an impressive outing at UFC 281, Renato Moicano found himself on the MMA community’s radar as his famous post-fight interview with Joe Rogan went viral. While the Brazilian fighter’s impressive skills were lauded, he is yet to land an opponent for 2023. After a series of efforts to bag an Octagon date with Paddy Pimblett, a dejected ‘Money Moicano’ recently suggested a probable fight between the two was off.

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Besides, he mocked the English sensation as ‘weak’. Further doubling up on his efforts, the lightweight fighter complained of the UFC protecting ‘The Baddy’, in particular after his controversial UFC 282 win against Jared Gordon.

In an exclusive interview with Ag Fight, the 33-year-old fighter revealed his intention to stay true to his catchphrase: ‘Moicano wants money’. Thus, he disclosed his objectives to fight a higher-ranked opponent and bag some dollar bills. In addition, the #13 ranked fighter admitted that the elusive fight against the Liverpudlian, contrary to fans’ demands, might not materialize.


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Renato Moicano makes scathing comments about Pimblett

Moicano, at 17-5-1, defied the Next Generation MMA Liverpool team product as weak. Thus, the Brasilia-born said, “Weak, weak, weak. It can’t even smell, it’s no way. You can quit.”

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“Guys who want to see (this fight), it’s no use, there won’t be. The UFC’s going to protect him. We have to go to the fights that can happen. Paddy Pimblett is history. It’s just talk,” he added later on.


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Following this, the dual black belt holder in BJJ and Muay Thai announced what he wanted was money. And the rest, it didn’t matter to the fighter.

‘Money Moicano’ reveals his goal in the UFC

Regardless of the followers and fame, the American Top Team representative specified that both didn’t pay any bills. Brandishing his desire, he stated he wanted a big fight and was ready for the same.

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Pointing out to the UFC’s April fight card in Miami, Moicano expressed his eagerness to fight there against a higher-ranked fighter and also spelled out his ambition to make his name in the category.


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Moicano, in like manner, announced to kick some as* and subsequently, asserted his credentials. Similarly, the MMA fighter who made his UFC debut in 2014 suggested picking up any fight and promised to finish it.

Thus, he summed up, “My goal is to get in there, finish the fight, put the money in my pocket, and go home.”


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Written by:

Rohit Lohan


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Rohit Lohan is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his undergraduate as a History major, he is currently pursuing LLB. Rohit is a big MMA fan and has been following UFC since 2017.
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Amal Joyce