Paddy Pimblett names Roger Federer and Steven Gerrard as his favorite athletes

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UFC crowd favorite fighter Paddy Pimblett names his favorite athletes among a variety of other questions in Alex Behunin’s humanizing fighter series

UK’s rising young prospect Paddy Pimblett has emerged as a shining beacon of a nation’s hope for winning a UFC gold in recent times. The region is producing some fresh young talents, like Tom Aspinall, Leon Edwards, who all stand a chance of winning the championship belt. But no one is as dearly loved as Paddy Pimblett. The eccentric fighter has emerged as somewhat of a superstar in recent times.

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)

The UFC London card also features a fight between Paddy Pimblett and Jordan Leavitt- the fight that everyone will be tuning into watch, the people’s main event. A first-degree black belt in jiu-jitsu, Pimblett made his mark in only two fights for the organization. A professional since 2012, Pimblett has a record of 18 wins and 3 losses in his Pro-MMA career.

MMA reporter Alex Behunin has been running a column called ‘Humanizing fighters’ for quite some time now. In asking fighters about their favorite food, athlete, color etc. fans get to see a side of these fighters that is usually left outside the octagon. A peek into a different shade of their life.

Paddy Pimblett was the latest fighter to make a feature in the column. He named Tennis legend and third highest Grand Slams winner Roger Federer, and Liverpool FC icon Steven Gerrard as his favourite athletes.

Paddy Pimblett loves food too much to name a favourite

Pimblett has a reputation for swelling up in pounds, quickly after his fights owing to his love for junk food. ‘Baddy’ has previously claimed that he’d rather be fat and happy than trimmed and sad. He is often seen out of fight camps completely out of shape.

This has gotten MMA fans, experts, and fighters all worried and talking about the grave effect it has on the body. But cutting weight, and showing up to fight has never been an issue for the UK native fighter. When asked about his favourite food, Pimblett simply said that he loves food too much to name a favourite.

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Edited by: Gerard Crispin