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Dana White is concerned about Paddy Pimblett: “Doesn’t prolong your career”



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UFC lightweight star Paddy Pimblett celebrates a win in the octagon. Photo via Instagram (@theufcbaddy)

The rising UFC star Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett’s weight fluctuating has recently been discussed by both fighters and experts. At a recent press conference, UFC president Dana White expressed concern about the popular Liverpool fighter.

“It’s not good for you,” White said. “We all know that. We know that fluctuating and cutting that much weight is very bad, and it definitely doesn’t prolong your career. It’s tough on your body and your organs and stuff like that, but listen: He’s a grown man. He can do whatever the hell he wants to do.”

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Paddy Pimblett makes it hard to book fights

However, the fact that the Liverpool fighter needs to drop around 50 pounds to make the lightweight limit of 155, makes it difficult for the organization to book “The Baddy” whenever the opportunity arises.

“It makes it tough for us too, because when we’re in the matchmaking room, we want to throw together a fight, maybe we can throw him on a card in a month, a month-and-a-half, it hurts us too,” White said. “We have to be very specific when we plan fights for him, because he’s nowhere near close to weight, and what you don’t want to do is put that kind of pressure to cut that much weight in that short amount of time.”

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