Paddy Pimblett claims he is a far more exciting fighter than the retired champion
UFC star Paddy Pimblett © Kieran Riley / MI News / NurPhoto via Getty Images
Paddy Pimblett, who has been earmarked for some time as the UK’s next mixed martial arts superstar, has taken a shot at the retired Khabib Nurmagomedov, claiming that he is a far more exciting fighter than the undefeated Russian icon.
Pimblett earned his second UFC win at this past Saturday’s event in London, finishing Mexico’s Rodrigo Vargas by submission in the opening round in what was the organization’s first event in the English capital in three years, and the second successive first-round finish for ‘The Baddy’ following his debut in September.
The win, though, didn’t come without Pimblett taking a heavy shot early in the fight from his Mexican opponent – something which also happened in his debut against Luigi Vendramini last year – but Pimblett said afterwards that, win or lose, he is never in a boring contest, and even went as far as comparing himself favorably to Khabib when it comes to drama inside the cage.
“That’s another performance of the night,“ Pimblett, 27, said following the event in which he was awarded a $50,000 bonus.
“I’m never in a boring fight, that’s something that you can’t say about me.
“Khabib might have went 29-0 but he was never in an exciting fight like that, end of.”