UFC lightweight prospect Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett once again expressed his anger towards the youtuber turned boxer Jake Paul. The 27-year-old also refused to believe that Paul is a good guy lobbying to give UFC fighters better pay and health benefits.
During his recent appearance on the Chattin’ Pony Podcast, Pimblett was talking about Jake Paul’s interest in competing in mixed martial arts. Pimblett doesn’t believe Paul is really interested in competing in MMA and called him out to have an MMA fight in his mother’s garden.
“The way he’s saying, ‘I’m gonna end up getting in the cage.’ You’re not, lad,” Pimblett said. “You’re not. Stop lying. If you wanna have an MMA fight, I’ll fight you in my ma’s garden tomorrow. You know what I mean?” Pimblett said.
Pimblett also isn’t buying Jake Paul’s claim of demanding UFC give fighters reasonable pay bump and health benefits. Pimblett believes it’s just his way to gain publicity.
“I’ll be honest, that’s the thing what’s pissing me off. He’s going on, he’s trying to act like a martyr like he’s helping MMA fighters. He’s not, lad. He’s just doing that for his own publicity. That’s why the only thing what’s pissing me off about it, people are like, ‘Ah, he’s actually being good for MMA fighters.’ He’s not. He just wants to make a show of Dana White, and that’s the perfect way of doing it.”
Back then, when Jake Paul beat Tyron Woodley for the first time, Pimblett also slammed Jake and believed that the fight was staged.
“I don’t waste my time with sh*t like that. The only thing I’ve seen is where Woodley catches him with a punch and nearly knocks him out. He’s a sausage. I’d fight him tomorrow and I’d beat him tomorrow.” Pimblett said.
Paddy Pimblett gained everyone’s attention during his first fight under the UFC banner. He knocked down Luigi Vendramini in the last seconds of the first round after overcoming some adversity. Former Cage Warriors featherweight champion is set to fight Kazula Vargas on March 19th.
As for Jake Paul, he is planning to return to the boxing ring sometime in September.
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