Paddy Pimblett set to have ankle surgery, UFC London appearance in question

UFC lightweight Paddy Pimblett revealed that he will undergo ankle surgery sometime in March this year. It is likely that the UK star won’t be featured at UFC London.

Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett was an entertaining prospect ever since he joined the UFC in September of last year. His first three UFC matches made his name big with all three ending via finishes. However, his latest match was a complete mess.

He faced Jared Gordon at UFC 282 in the co-main event. Gordon was dominating the action and landed more strikes than the UFC star. He even scored several successful takedowns. However, Pimblett was announced as the winner via unanimous decision. It has since been regarded as the worst robbery of 2022 by MMA fans.

Pimblett’s face after that match was pretty much clean. But, the 28-year-old was visibly limping on several occasions. It was later revealed that Pimblett had injured his ankle during his outing with Gordon.

In a recent video on his Youtube channel, Pimblett was seeing a doctor to check his ankle. The doctor later told him that his ankle is injured and will need surgery in March.

“Looks like you have got a small amount of cartilage, the other thing you’ve got is all this white stuff around here, that’s all fluid and what all the swelling is. When we look at the ligaments which joints from your fibula, you’ve probably got what we call a grade two injury.” The doctor said.

If Pimblett really undergoes surgery in March, it would be hard for him to compete at UFC 286 in London. Up until now, the UFC hasn’t finished matchmaking for that event. Pimblett was likely to compete there along with other UK stars, but now it seems impossible. Ever since the controversial win, Pimblett also hasn’t revealed any desired opponent yet.