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“… Then We’ll Talk” – UFC Fighter Doesn’t Bite His Tongue on Dana White’s Statement on Paddy Pimblett Involving Conor McGregor

Published 07/27/2022, 1:45 PM EDT

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Paddy Pimblett’s rise is significant for the UFC in an attempt to create a superstar as big as Conor McGregor. Pimblett, who hails from Liverpool has won all his fights in the UFC via finishes. Along with finishes, the 155-pound fighter also enjoys crowd support. UFC President Dana White has compared The Baddy’s vibes to that of Conor McGregor. However, there is one fighter who disagrees.

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The saga began when UFC President Dana White compared Paddy Pimblett’s vibe to that of Conor McGregor. White said, “He’s got that Conor McGregor vibe. When he walks, when he’s in the arena. The way that the fans receive him. The way that the media covers him.


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However, Terrance McKinney, the record holder for the fastest knockout in the lightweight division, disagreed with White. In the comment section of a post, McKinney wrote, “That boy dana reachin lmao let’s see if he can do that in the us than we’ll talk about Connor vibes 🤷‍♂️

This isn’t the first time McKinney has taken a dig at Paddy Pimblett. The 155-pound fighter has claimed that he would knock out The Baddy if they ever competed.

Terrance McKinney made a bold statement about Paddy Pimblett

UFC fighter Terrance McKinney rose to fame after he secured the fastest finish in UFC lightweight history. Since then, the fighter has faced mixed results. However, McKinney once claimed that if he and Pimblett were to meet in the center of the octagon, The Baddy would get knocked out.

In an interview, McKinney shared his thoughts on Paddy Pimblett. The 155-pound fighter mentioned that while The Baddy was a good grappler, the same couldn’t be said about his striking. McKinney said, “If me and Paddy fight I’mma knock him out. The dude’s a good grappler but I don’t think he’s very good at striking.”


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‘T. Wrecks’ also highlighted some weaknesses Pimblett has, and mentioned he could knock anyone out. McKinney said, “He keeps his chin up, his kicks are lazy. And I honestly feel like I’ll knock any of these guys out, I’m not gonna lie to you.”

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Both Pimblett and McKinney are rising stars in the UFC. While Pimblett has stayed undefeated in the Octagon, McKinney suffered a loss at the hands of Drew Dober when they competed at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Ankalaev. However, it will be interesting to see how the fighters progress in their careers, and also if they compete against each other.


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Varun Bhat

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Varun Anand Bhat is an MMA writer at EssentiallySports. Not only does he train in MMA but he is also a certified judge, which gives him valuable insight while writing content. The fight between Conor Mcgregor & Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 was responsible for making him interested in the sport of MMA.

Edited By: Paras Pande