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[UFC: Paddy Pimbletts cools down rumors of fight against Terrance Mckinney at UFC 282




By submitting Jordan Leavitt in the English capital last month, Pimblett, 27, earned his third straight victory in the UFC. The victory was the Liverpudlian's second of the year after his submission of Kazula Vargas in March at The O2 arena. However, Terrance McKinney called him out following his own stunning finish at UFC Vegas 59, so he didn't have much time to enjoy his victory.


Paddy Pimblett was referred to as a "muppet" by rising UFC star Terrance McKinney, who wants to fight the British fighter at Madison Square Garden. The UFC 281 main event will pit Erin Blanchfield against Pimblett's close friend and comrade Molly McCann. The Scouse fighters have shared all three cards since Pimblett signed with the organization last year, and they frequently claim that when it comes to fighting, they are a package deal.


When McKinney realized that McCann would be taking part in the super-card, which would have Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira for the middleweight title trilogy as its main event, he took to Twitter to react against Pimblett. He has called the British fighter out since joining the UFC, but so far hasn't been able to have a significant impact on him.


Pimblett knew there was no faster way to create a brand than by trying to defeat the UFC's newest celebrity, so he wasn't even the slightest bit startled when McKinney called him out.


Paddy claims that McKinney and he have actually interacted in the past and that he would accept a battle if it were offered to him. But he also realizes that if they both succeed in establishing themselves in the lightweight hierarchy, it might turn out to be an even more significant showdown.


While speaking to the media at UFC San Diego Presser, he said ''Everyone wants to fight me,” “He’s got less than 100,000 followers and I’m at 1.8 million or something. That’s why they want to fight me. But also, I’m not a very scary dude.


Since Pimblett is currently taking it easy between battles, he is also taking advantage of the chance to experience the local cuisine in San Diego and wherever else he may be going. He frequently makes fun of his love of eating, which causes Pimblett to gain weight before returning to a training camp and regaining fight weight.


The Brit admitted that he weighed around 200 pounds on Saturday night, which is a massive 44 pounds over the lightweight limit. However, he also said that he is not currently training for a fight.


After pouring water on a potential fight against Terrance McKinney he has given the fans further update as to when does he plan to step inside the octagon in the near future.

He confirmed that he won’t be fighting alongside teammate Molly McCann at the upcoming UFC 281 card scheduled on Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

He plans to fight on the December 10th card which will probably take place at T Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. The headline fight between Glover Teixeira and Jiri Prochazka is also in the works to be finalized for UFC 283.




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