Paddy Pimblett reveals worrying weight gain since UFC London!
Paddy Pimblett has already ballooned up to 200 lbs following his impressive win over Jordan Leavitt at UFC London in July.
Paddy “The Baddy” has taken the sport by storm since his long-awaited UFC debut last year. The former Cage Warriors champion now has three straight victories in the octagon, all by finish, and ranks among the biggest MMA stars in the world.
Despite his impressive performances in the cage, Pimblett has had to endure criticism from both fans and colleagues who feel that his weight cuts are too extreme. Pimblett, being a passionate and proud foodie, doesn’t seem to care what the critics might think. He’d rather be “fat and happy” than “ripped and miserable”.
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After defeating Rodrigo Vargas earlier this year, in front of a jubilant homecrowd, Pimblett went on an eating binge consisting primarily of fast food, ice cream, and crisps. The Liverpudlian claims to have eaten over 10,000 calories a day during this period.
However, that doesn’t mean that “The Baddy” – or “The Fatty” as he’s known to some fans – isn’t taking his training or career seriously. According to Pimblett himself, he works out every single day and will be ready for another fight come December.
Pimblett finally had enough of all the comments about his weight ahead of UFC London the 23rd of July. After managing to weigh in at 155 lbs on the scale without issue, despite weighing over 190 lbs in the weeks leading up to the fight, Pimblett pulled down his shorts to moon all the “fatshamers” during the official weigh-ins. Now, only three weeks removed from weighing in at 155 lbs, Pimblett has revealed where he’s at now.
“(The eating) has been going well,” Pimblett said with a laugh.
“I probably (weigh around) 200 (lbs). When I’m a bit older, and once I start fighting ranked opponents, I will keep my weight down, but for now I enjoy putting a little bit of chub on.”
Do you think the weight cuts will get tougher for Paddy Pimblett going forward?
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