Guram Kutateladze is set to return to the octagon this summer. The Swedish-Georgian lightweight will be facing top competition as he takes on Damir Ismagulov at an upcoming UFC event June 18, in what will be his first fight since his UFC debut win over Mateusz Gamrot in 2020.
But he hasn’t forgotten about Paddy Pimblett.
“The Baddy” made some strong derogatory comments about Guram and his home country Georgia a while back, badly offending not just “The Georgian Viking”, but also a whole nation of fight fans.
Speaking to Frontkick, Khamzat Chimaev’s teammate and friend now sends a chilling message to Pimblett and his ilk.
“There are some, sorry to say it, but bullshit guys, you know? They scream more than they do. They shout more than they actually are. They jump over their own heads and are pretty disrespectful, and insulting, not only towards me, maybe I can swallow one or two things, like maybe what people are going to say about me, but not about my family or my country or my people. Like for example this Paddy guy. You can’t forgive these things, you’re going to have to pay for this. There’s always consequences for that”, Kutateladze says.
It all started when Kutateladze asked to be the one to welcome Pimblett into the UFC.
“I called him out pretty respectfully, but the way he responded to me … It’s nothing that you’re going to forget … you don’t forgive these kinds of things, and you’re going to have to pay for it, in one way or another. If I won’t be the one to punish him, life will punish him … call it whatever”, Kutateladze says.