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Paddy Pimblett: I love getting punched

Paddy Pimblett shows no indication he will reign back what some see as a reckless fighting style.

The Liverpool native and former Cage Warriors champion has gained a legion of fans for his make of entertainment in the cage, which includes brought the 27-year-old three successive finishes significantly less than per year after making his debut with the UFC. Some, though, have cautioned Pimblett for what they see being an overly-aggressive style that may leave him open for shots from his opponents like the one landed by Luigi Vendramini just seconds into his debut last September.

But Pimblett isnt bothered when you are punched, nor other peoples opinions onto it even though he was disappointed in his latest Octagon outing.

Thats precisely how I’m sometimes, Pimblett thought to podcaster and former NFL player Pat McAfee, as noted by MMA Fighting.

I was disappointed in my own performance [against Jordan Leavitt], I felt like I will have went there and blasted him out in a round. I understand I still finished him, finished someone thats never been finished before. Hes had 11 pro fights, lost one, rather than been finished and I choked his ass. He got handled like I knew he would get handled.

I said the complete time hes likely to get finished, I thought it had been going to be considered a knockout but he defends punches well, its quite weird. He doesnt prefer to defend them in a skillful way, but he defends them well and he just grabs a your hands on you.

But I believe I won the initial round on all judges scorecards and got the final in the next, so Im not too fussed. Obviously, when I look back now I realise I had been very emotional entering the fight. I watched it back today and every punch I throw Im attempting to take his head off. I didnt throw a punch where Im attempting to set a go up, Im just walking forward throwing punches.

Having said that, Pimblett seems acutely alert to his status in the UFCs shark tank lightweight division but he says that hes likely to go on it one step at the same time.

I dont care [who I fight next]. The UFC lightweight division is the greatest division in the complete UFC undoubtedly. Its the deepest division. Completely right down to rank 50 in lightweight is great, therefore i dont mind taking my time climbing up the rankings, Im not in no rush. Im likely to take my time and earn lots of money when i do take my time.


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