There’s no such thing as bad publicity – at least that’s what some say.
Although Paddy Pimblett is booked to face Jared Gordon at UFC 282, he could already be planning his next major conflict – in pro wrestling.
Recently minted All Elite Wrestling (AEW) World Champion Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF) is out to enrage Paddy. MJF is a trash talker who has a knack for irritating people.
Following AEW’s recent announcement that they will be traveling to host some events in the United Kingdom, the two got into an argument online.
Although it’s unclear what precisely started the feud, the conversation is very amusing.
Paddy told MFJ: “If you wanna have a real fight let’s sort it with the UFC, if not pipe down! Oh tell your boss to sign me up when you’s come to Fulham’s ground. I be ready son.”
MFJ then responded: “Hey bud. AEW has a show coming up your neck of the woods. If you’re man enough I’ll gladly show you how real I am.”
The UFC athlete retaliated, alleging that he had spoken out for MJF before tagging Tony Khan and Dana White. He suggested that MJF wouldn’t pass a USADA test.
The champion wrestler then made the decision to attack Paddy with a harsh message. MFJ tweeted: “Unlike you, I’m 100 per cent natural and I’m also 100 per cent original. Unlike you.”
“You’re dollar store Conor McGregor talking, Will from Stranger Things looking ass wouldn’t last two seconds in my world. See you in London.”
Despite constantly disparaging fans, MJF is one of the most well-liked performers in AEW and just won the World Championship. He defeated Jon Moxley, a.k.a. Dean Ambrose in the WWE.
On the other hand, Paddy has developed into one of the UFC’s most adored personalities. He also has a huge following in the UK.
But many UFC athletes are salty about the amount of attention Pimblett is getting – with the front runner being Terrance McKinney. McKinney is arguably more talented however he’s also way less popular – which is a bitter pill to swallow.
As is, UFC is committed to developing Pimblett considering they’re leveling him up from UK based events to PPV this December.
Pimblett’s career trajectory in many ways matches that of Sean O’Malley which is another factor adding to his popularity. It remains to be seen if Pimblett can make the leap considering Gordon is substantially more experienced than Paddy.
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