Paddy Pimblett Unleashes Fiery Rant Against Critics of Tony Ferguson Matchup


Paddy Pimblett Unleashes Fiery Rant Against Critics of Tony Ferguson Matchup

Paddy Pimblett Unleashes Fiery Rant Against Critics of Tony Ferguson Matchup
Paddy Pimblett Unleashes Fiery Rant Against Critics of Tony Ferguson Matchup

UFC lightweight sensation Paddy Pimblett has taken to task those who’ve voiced concerns about his upcoming fight against Tony Ferguson.

The two fighters are set to collide in what promises to be an electrifying showdown at UFC 296 on December 16. Pimblett, affectionately known as ‘The Baddy,’ last stepped into the octagon against Jared Gordon nearly a year ago, while Ferguson, often referred to as ‘El Cucuy,’ is enduring a challenging six-fight losing streak, with his most recent bout being against Bobby Green.

Paddy Pimblett starring at UFC London
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 19: Paddy Pimblett celebrates defeating Kazula Vargas during UFC Fight Night: Volkov v Aspinall at the The O2 Arena on March 19, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Ever since the announcement of this high-stakes clash between Paddy Pimblett and Tony Ferguson, the combat sports world has been abuzz with chatter about the perceived disparity in their skills. Addressing these concerns in a recent interview with the Schmo, Pimblett candidly expressed his frustrations with the naysayers, stating:

“Seen a lot of people talking sh*t about the fight, do you know what I mean? It’s just quite annoying a couple of weeks ago before this fight got announced I was the worst lightweight in the UFC, I was sh*t, you know what I mean? I was the worst in the division and as soon as me vs. Tony Ferguson gets called it’s like, ‘Oh, they’re feeding Tony to the wolves’. How can the worst in the division be a wolf? Use your own logic, you gang of gobshites.”

Pimblett’s vehement response, a vocal defense of his own capabilities, challenges the skepticism that has surrounded this fight, setting the stage for a battle that’s sure to be rife with passion and intensity.

Muhammad Mokaev Targets Showdown with Paddy Pimblett: ‘I Just Don’t Like This Guy’

In the world of UFC, it’s clear that undefeated prospect Muhammad Mokaev and fast-rising UK sensation Paddy Pimblett don’t share a fond affection for each other. As Mokaev gears up for a face-off with the seasoned veteran Tim Elliott on October 21, he recently appeared on the Believe You Me podcast with Michael Bisping. During the podcast, Mokaev delved into his upcoming contest and what the future might hold if he secures his 11th consecutive victory at UFC 294.

When asked about his preferred opponent, Mokaev didn’t hesitate to drop a name:

“I want to f*ck [Paddy Pimblett] up bad! I just don’t like this guy.. I beat a couple of guys from his gym he’s still upset about that. Tony is good. Like, Tony is not like people put a cross around him but I mean he was doing good against Chandler, he was doing good. I think he can beat Paddy. Paddy is not like great fighter. Like, his chin is up. He shoots like I don’t know. He lost last fight too.”

Mokaev’s desire to face Paddy Pimblett showcases the intensity of their rivalry, making it a potential matchup that fans would eagerly anticipate.

Meanwhile, Pimblett is set to make his first appearance of 2023 on December 16, returning to the octagon for a highly anticipated showdown with former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson. When Mokaev was asked for his thoughts on this bout, he expressed his opinion:

“Tony is good. He’s not as people put a cross around him, but he was doing well against Chandler. I think he can beat Paddy. Paddy isn’t a great fighter. His defense isn’t solid, and he lost his last fight too.”

The matchup between Pimblett and Ferguson has drawn mixed reactions from fight fans. Some feel that it places Paddy Pimblett in a challenging position, while others believe that Tony Ferguson might consider retiring after suffering six consecutive losses in the Octagon.

Mokaev weighed in on the matter, suggesting that Ferguson should consider hanging up his gloves after this bout, stating, “I think he should retire after this fight. He’s made a lot of money. What else does he need?”

Should Tony Ferguson face defeat against Pimblett at UFC 296, he’ll share the record with B.J. Penn for the longest losing streak in UFC history, adding another layer of intrigue to this upcoming contest.

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