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Paddy Pimblett could be out for a long time

Following an injury sustained while competing against Jared Gordon at UFC 282 in December, Paddy Pimblett (20-3) will stay on the sidelines for a considerable future.

'The Baddy' injured his ankle during the contentious match, which the judges unanimously decided in his favour.

Pimblett left the cage in discomfort after suffering an ankle injury, which he believes was caused by Gordon's opening leg kick. He had the injured ankle checked out by a doctor, according to a recent VLOG broadcast on the fighter's YouTube page.

Former Cage Warriors champion Pimblett has four victories under his belt and is currently unbeaten inside the UFC octagon.

The goal of "The Baddy" was to be prepared for UFC 286 in March. UFC Welterweight Champion Leon Edwards will defend his title against former champion Kamaru Usman in the London event.

However, a recent visit to the doctor revealed that Pimblett won't be able to compete on the card. In addition to suffering from significant swelling, "The Baddy" has lost cartilage in the affected area.

Even worse, the ligaments surrounding the Liverpudlian's fibula have been damaged in a Grade 2 way. When it comes to such injuries, Grade 2 normally denotes anything between 10 and 90% of the affected area being torn.

Usually, it takes several weeks to fully recover. If everything goes according to plan, "The Baddy" should be able to return before the year is over.


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