Bobby Green Officially Changes His Name to King Green, UFC 304 Opponent Paddy Pimblett Reacts: ‘Call Me the Kingslayer’

Pimblett offered his reaction to Green changing his name ahead of their clash on July 27 in Manchester

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Bobby Green has officially changed his first name to King. 

Ahead of his return to the Octagon on July 27, the 37-year-old lightweight announced on social media that his ‘King’ moniker is now his legal first name. 

“My name is King now,” Green announced on Instagram along with a video of his amended birth certificate. “Just to let people know, I wasn’t playing. I really changed my name.”

The change comes just a few weeks away from one of the biggest fights of his MMA career. Returning to the Octagon at UFC 304 in Manchester, Green will square off with Paddy Pimblett in the Liverpudlian’s home country. 

Green and Pimblett’s clash has been a long time coming, but it appears as though Green is already looking past ‘The Baddy,’ revealing in another video online that he plans on making a quick turnaround to compete at UFC 305 in Perth less than a month after he clashes with the former Cage Warriors featherweight champion. 

“My plans are to fight Paddy and if I can, if the UFC let me, I want to fight in Perth, too,” Green said in a separate post on his Instagram story. “You pick the person. I hear Dan Hooker is looking for a fight. I’ll fight Dan. I don’t care. All I need is you to do me this favor.

“Work on them taxes because I’m not trying to give up 90K in f*cking taxes to Australia. But, if my plans go right, fight Paddy in (Manchester), and I already got to go for my boy Alex Reyes’ fight, so I’m already going to be out there. I might as well fight, too. So if y’all can make that happen, UFC, let’s make it happen.”

Paddy Pimblett Reacts to Bobby Green Changing His Name

It didn’t take long for Paddy Pimblett to offer his reaction to Bobby Green changing his name to King Green, suggesting that after UFC 

“This mushroom has actually changed his name to King so yous can officially call me the Kingslayer on July  [27th],” Pimblett wrote on Instagram

‘The Baddy’ also had some choice words for King Green via his Road to UFC 304 video on YouTube, challenging his opponent to grapple with him inside the Octagon after Green predicted that Pimblett wouldn’t be able to submit him. 

“Bobby makes me laugh the way he keeps saying, ‘Paddy mentioned me first.’ Remember when I was in San Diego with my wife and you were sitting two rows behind me videoing me on Instagram Live the back of my head, talking sh*t about me? Didn’t have the balls to come over and say [anything] to my face,” Pimpblett said. “So who was talking about who first, lad? Definitely wasn’t me. 

“You were talking about me back in 2021, 2022, but I also saw a story of him saying, ‘Anyone can knock anyone out with a lucky punch, but Paddy, you’re saying you’re gonna submit me. You can’t submit me.’ Grappling with me then, lad. Back your word up. We both know that you can strike even though you’ve got no power. We both know that I’ll strike with you and that you can get knocked out.

“Let’s see if you’ve got the ball to grapple with me after saying I won’t submit you. Come on, let’s see.”

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Published on July 8, 2024 at 8:39 pm
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