UFC rising star Paddy Pimblett has been known for his extreme weight cuts prior to every fight. His junk food diet in between fights is the main reason for his weight ballooning.
Despite once competing at 145 lbs, the former Cage Warriors featherweight champion ballooned to over 200 lbs in recent months.
In his last outing in March against Kazula Vargas, the 27-year-old successfully tipped the scale at 155 lbs. That night, he submitted his Mexican counterpart in the first round and earned a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus.
However, after the bout, his weight appeared to balloon once again and reach over 200 lbs shortly after the win. But despite that, in his recent post on social media, he appears to getting back in shape ahead of his July 23 return to the octagon.
Always grinding… getting ready for July 23rd👊🏻
— Paddy The Baddy (@theufcbaddy) June 21, 2022
Reacting to Pimblett’s harsh weight cut in between fights, British boxing legend Ricky Hatton shared his thoughts. In his recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Hatton pointed out that Pimblett’s harsh diet will damage his body quickly.
“I would advise him, listen it’s a short career. It comes and goes in the blink of an eye, anything you can do to damage your body stay away from it,” Hatton said. “Just for those years, dedicate yourself and when you’re sat in your big house you can say ‘I did right then’”.
“As I’m moving forward and trying to give advice to the people coming through, live like Floyd Mayweather. Live every day as a professional. That’s why [Floyd Mayweather] is where he is now, because he looks after his body.”
“In boxing, our body pays the bills so don’t do anything that’ll ruin it. I could have got a few more years if I looked after myself, I fought at world level with one hand behind my back because I was d***head with what I put in my mouth.”
‘Hitman’ is also known for his unhealthy diet in between fights. Once unbeaten in 43 fights, Hatton used to eat dirty and consume booze in high quantities before fights.
The former light-welterweight king has gained a lot of weight after retiring in 2012. However, he is on the path of getting back in shape ahead of his exhibition bout against fellow legend Marco Antonio Barrera in November.