Paddy Pimblett is living his life to the fullest, which for him means he isn’t much concerned about his weight.
The lightweight star of the UFC made a special appearance on Saturday’s episode of UFC on ESPN 41. During his presence, he provided an update on the most recent developments in his professional fighting career as well as his weight. Pimblett, who contested at 155 pounds three weeks ago at UFC Fight Night 208, indicated that he is moving closer to the light heavyweight category. Pimblett has a record of 19-3 in MMA and a perfect 3-0 in the UFC.
“I’m about 200 (pounds),” Pimblett told reporters backstage at UFC on ESPN 41. “I don’t know (if it’s normal). You could say that, you could not say that.”
Pimblett has been called out by several commentators and fans for putting on too much weight in the time between battles. Pimblett is aware that the situation is not ideal, but they believe it will do for the time being. In the future, when his fights get a little bit more significant, he’ll turn things around and clean things up.
“When I’m a little older and I start fighting ranked opponents, I will keep my weight down, but for now, I enjoy putting on a little chub rub on,” Pimblett said.
“Everyone wants to fight me, lad,” Pimblett said. “They all got less than 100,000 followers, and I’m at 1.8 million or something. That’s why they want to fight me. I’m also not a very scary dude. I don’t look that intimidating, lad. So people think, ‘Oh, I can beat him.’ And when you get in the cage with me, and you’ve got to solve the puzzle, you can’t.”
Pimblett is not going to challenge anyone and instead is going to wait to see who the UFC has in store for him when he makes his next appearance in the octagon. Pimblett does, however, have something in mind in terms of the date and location of the event.
“I think I’m going to fight in Vegas,” Pimblett said. “That’s what I’m hoping. I’ve seen the card get slated for December 10.”