Undefeated UFC ace Arnold Allen believes normal accent is to blame for lack of promotion

Arnold Allen cemented himself as a Featherweight contender this past weekend when he TKO’d UFC veteran Dan Hooker in the first round of the co-main event of UFC London.

The Englishman’s UFC career has been nothing short of perfect. Allen is on an 11-fight winning streak and has already beaten big names like Nik Lentz, Gilbert Melendez, and Dan Hooker.

Despite being on such an incredible streak, Allen is not a household name.

During the press conference after the event Allen was asked if he thinks it’s harder for UK fighters to break out. Arnold responded by suggesting that only “brits with funny accents” get promoted by MMA media.

“If you got a funny accent, you’ll get pushed,” said Allen. “If you talk like a Suffolk farmer like me, you won’t get pushed.”

Allen was then asked if he was specifically talking about another UK fighter, to which he responded “no one”.

Fans are likely to link this remark to another winner of UFC London, one of the UFC’s biggest British stars Paddy Pimblett.

On top of his skills in the octagon, Pimblett has a heavy Scouser accent and a “Beatles-Esque” haircut that makes him instantly recognizable.

Despite having only two fights in the organization, UFC President Dana White mentioned that he is likely to make Pimblett headline a Fight Night card in future.

“That was quick. I don’t know. I mean, his numbers say yes. His numbers say yes. He could headline” White said at the press conference.

Meanwhile, Arnold Allen has 9 wins for the organization and has yet to headline a card himself.

During the interview, Allen called out top-five featherweight Calvin Kattar. Kattar and his team welcomed the challenge