Paddy Pimblett certainly isn’t handpicking his opponents. Pimblett just said yes to a call out from Jared Gordon – Gordon is 33 years old and has 18-4 record with the last 8 fights of his being in the UFC.
Gordon was quick to call out Pimblett having defeated his teammate in the past:
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) October 2, 2021
Pimblett was game:
Gordon stuck by his call out at the post fight press conference saying:
“This is what I want,” Gordon told MMA Junkie and other reporters during the post-fight news conference about calling out someone like Pimblett who has a lot of fanfare. “I know I have the skills to do it. I think I’m underrated and because I don’t have crazy knockout finishes, people count me out. I’ve lost some fights against monsters, but I have to go through the downs to get to the ups, so this is just par for the course.”
And true to his words his losses come from current Lighweight Champion Charles Oliveira, Diego Ferreira and Joaquim Silva.