Paddy Pimblett had a truly hilarious build up to UFC London. UFC’s latest minted superstar delivered once again – and again after overcoming some adversity.
Pimblett left a lasting impression with his epic entrance once again. The entire arena was chanting his name through out entrance and the full round and change.
Leavitt was fairly predictable. As Pimblett called it – he repeatedly went for single legs occasionally landing a takedown here and there but not without Pimblett threatning a submission in process. Round 1 was very close and possibly could’ve gone to Leavitt.
Pimblett redeemed himself in round two and captured a quick submission on Leavitt. Leavitt was in a world of trouble once one of his arms was stuck in an body triangle and Paddy had close to 3 minutes to hunt for the submission.
Pimblett subsequently managed to sink in the rear naked choke and perform his celebratory ‘teabag’ straight out of Modern Warfare.
PADDY PIMBLETT GETS THE SUBMISSION WIN 🔥
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Paddy Pimblett with the Modern Warfare 2 TBag pic.twitter.com/lA0x9VfDmL
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When all was said and done Pimblett dedicated the victory to the lives that were tragically lost in the lead up to the bout.
“Yeah, once again I’m disappointed in my performance lad, that’s not me,” said Pimblett while speaking to former UFC champion Michael Bisping. “In the back, I was firing on all cylinders, that was sh**. Pardon my French – I’m better than that.”
“I love each and every single person sitting in this crowd, they’re the best,” said The Baddy.
“I want to dedicate this fight to little ‘baby Lee’, a little warrior and more of a fighter than any of us will ever be. But also I woke up on Friday morning at 4am to a message that one of my friends back home had killed himself – this was five hours before my weigh-in – so Ricky lad that was for you.”
“There’s a stigma in this world that men can’t talk. Listen, if you’re a man and you’ve got a weight on your shoulders and you think the only way you can solve it is by killing yourself – please speak to someone. Speak to anyone.”
“People would rather, I know I’d rather, have their mate cry on their shoulder than go to their funeral. So please let’s get rid of this stigma and men start talking.”
If you listen to anything today, listen to what Paddy Pimblett has to say.
A class message. pic.twitter.com/3MY7C5sxLe
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