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Paddy Pimblett Reflects On Loss To Soren Bak: ‘I Will Work Harder And Try Again’

Paddy Pimblett has reflected on his loss to Soren Bak at Cage Warriors 96 this past weekend.

British lightweight Paddy Pimblett has reflected on his loss to Soren Bak at Cage Warriors 96 this weekend.

Pimblett, 23, lost via unanimous decision to the Dane after nearly getting the win in round one when he had Bak in a deep rear-naked choke. Unfortunately for the Liverpudlian, Bak escaped the predicament and then went on to fight back in round two to five to pick up a clear decision win on the scorecards.

The defeat was Pimblett’s second of his career after losing his featherweight title to Nad Narimani at Cage Warriors 82 in 2017. Pimblett wasn’t present after the fight to speak to the press, but taking to his social media last night, he spoke about his loss to Bak for the first time and refused to make excuses for his defeat.

“So Saturday night I didn’t get the result I wanted. I could go on about the broken wrist I had to train with for 8 weeks or the toe I dislocated in camp. Those things don’t matter in the end because they are excuses. At the age of 23 I have won, defended and lost a world title already. I tried again to reach my dream and I failed. In that first round I came so close to it but I didn’t get there. But I tried and that’s what counts. I will work harder and try again and again to reach my goal and that’s how I’ll get there.

“I get better every fight win or lose. You can love me or hate me, compliment or slate me as non of it matters on this journey. All that matters is I try my hardest to get there. So I can walk around with my head held high and say at least I TRIED!!! I wanna thank everyone who came and supported me and everyone for there messages of support before and after the fight they mean a lot ? and massive congratulations to @sorenviking you was the better man the other night well deserved am sure we will meet again over the next 12 months hopefully I can return the favour in Denmark nothing but respect man.”

So Saturday night I didn’t get the result I wanted. I could go on about the broken wrist I had to train with for 8 weeks or the toe I dislocated in camp. Those things don’t matter in the end because they are excuses. At the age of 23 I have won, defended and lost a world title already. I tried again to reach my dream and I failed. In that first round I came so close to it but I didn’t get there. But I tried and that’s what counts. I will work harder and try again and again to reach my goal and that’s how I’ll get there. I get better every fight win or lose. You can love me or hate me, compliment or slate me as non of it matters on this journey. All that matters is I try my hardest to get there. So I can walk around with my head held high and say at least I TRIED!!! I wanna thank everyone who came and supported me and everyone for there messages of support before and after the fight they mean a lot 😘 and massive congratulations to @sorenviking you was the better man the other night well deserved am sure we will meet again over the next 12 months hopefully I can return the favour in Denmark nothin but respect man 👊🏻#mma #ukmma #ufc #gym #cagewarriors #lost #scouse #liverpool #thebaddy #nextgen #nextgeneration #paddythebaddy

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What’s next for Pimblett? Only time will tell.

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