After winning his first bout in the UFC Paddy Pimblett believes he is a bigger name in the MMA world than Khamzat Chimaev.
In a video recently uploaded to his YouTube channel, ‘The Baddy’ stated that despite having only one fight in the UFC, he thinks he is more popular than Khamzat Chimaev, who has been running through his competition as of yet.
“Everyone knows it’s me… I’ve had one fight and everyone’s talking about me, lad. He’s had f*****g what, four or five?”
Since his UFC debut last July, ‘Borz’ has been making easy work of his opponents. The Chechen-born Swede has competed four times in the octagon managing to finish all of his fights. To add to that, the 27-year-old has won Performance of the Night bonuses in each of his outings.
Chimaev sustained little to no damage in his UFC appearances while landing a total of 252 strikes. In response, Chimaev has been hit only twice.
In his last outing at UFC 267, Chimaev man-handled Li Jingliang and submitted him via rear-naked choke in the opening round.
Like Chimaev, “The Baddy” is a decorated MMA fighter in his home country. Paddy Pimblett won his UFC debut in style. However we would be biased if we failed to mention that Vendramini at one point seriously wobbled Pimblett.
Paddy Pimblett made his highly-anticipated UFC debut at UFC Vegas 36. ‘The Baddy’ took on Luigi Vendramini in a lightweight bout finishing him in the first round.
With this win Paddy Pimblett has catapulted himself to MMA stardom on the biggest stage in the sport. In addition to this Pimblett is certainly the more marketable fighter – while Chimaev is a sensation United Kingdom as a market is way more profitable for an organization that relies so heavily on Pay per view buys.