UFC fan favorite Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett will make his octagon comeback at UFC 296 in December to face former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson.
Ferguson’s career is definitely going the wrong direction since his twelve-fight winning streak turned into a six-fight losing skid.
“This fight is a lose-lose for me, Tony Ferguson. I don’t care what anyone says. It’s a lose-lose,” Pimblett said on his YouTube channel. “He’s on a six-fight losing streak. If I win — When I win, it’s just going to be like, it’s Tony Ferguson. He’s finished. He’s this. He’s that.”
“If I lose, I don’t think it’s going to happen, but if I lose, everyone’s going to be like, ‘You just lost to a finished Tony Ferguson.’ So it’s a lose-lose for me, but as I told you all in the past, ‘I will never turn down a fight.’ Any fight that’s ever been offered to me by the UFC I’ve signed on the dotted line, and that’s what’s happened here.”
Paddy Pimblett: “Fighting a legend of the sport”
Paddy Pimblett claimed that there is something intriguing in fighting a legend of MMA, even though he’s past his prime.
“Now I’m fighting a legend, a future Hall of Famer, so that’s the way I’m looking at it,” Pimblett said. “I’m fighting a legend of the sport who I grew up watching. It’s going to be an absolute pleasure share the cage with such a legend.”
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