On December 10, Paddy Pimblett is set for his fourth octagon appearance as he faces Jared Gordon at UFC 282 in Las Vegas. The fight has been bumped up to co-main event, but the extra spotlight is nothing that bothers the UFC star in the making.
“I train to knock him clean out with one shot and that’s what I’m going to do,” Pimblett said in a recent video on his YouTube channel.
Preparing for the upcoming fight at UFC 282, Pimblett recently went to London for a sparring session with deaf MMA fighter Thomas Paull. The 27-year-old is a two-weight champion for UK-based fight promotion Golden Ticket, and last fought at Contender Series 2022 in August.
“When Paddy’s coach said Paddy was coming to spar with me I got so excited. I’ve seen Paddy go from Cage Warriors to UFC. So I’m looking forward to sparring with him, to see what level I’m at and to see what I can improve. I try to show the world that I can do anything. People push you down and tell you, you can’t do it, but you can prove them wrong,” Paull said.
Paddy Pimblett: “An absolute inspiration”
After the training session, the UFC star praised his sparring partner Thomas Paull, calling him a big inspiration.
“He is an insperation, lad, an absolute inspiration. What he does for the deaf community is absolutley amazing. He shows everyone that it doesn’t matter what disabilty you are born with, or where you come from or anything. If you believe in yourself and you want to do something you can do it,” Pimblett said.
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