Dana White: Paddy Pimblett’s Diet, Weight Fluctuations Makes It Tough To Book Fights

Pimblett has become notorious for gaining plenty of weight outside fight camp thanks to his love of eating.

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Dana White is not a fan of Paddy Pimblett’s diet.

Pimblett has become one of the big stars in the UFC following his promotional debut last year with the main reasons being his personality and trash talking.

However, one big reason why Pimblett continues to make headlines is his excessive eating.

The Liverpool native can balloon up to over 200 pounds outside of fight camp, but that hasn’t stopped him from making weight at 155 pounds.

In the long run, however, this isn’t good for his body which is something White is concerned about.

With that said, White feels Pimblett can also make his own decisions.

“It’s not good for you,” White told the media (via MMA Junkie). “We all know that. We know that fluctuating and cutting that much weight is very bad, and it definitely doesn’t prolong your career.

“It’s tough on your body and your organs and stuff like that, but listen: He’s a grown man. He can do whatever the hell he wants to do.”

Dana White: Tough To Book Paddy Fights

While the weight fluctuations are tough on Pimblett’s body, they are also tough on the UFC.

White revealed it’s a struggle to book Pimblett in fights a month in advance given the latter’s weight.

Instead, they have to be very specific when it comes to booking his fights.

“It makes it tough for us too, because when we’re in the matchmaking room, we want to throw together a fight, maybe we can throw him on a card in a month, a month-and-a-half, it hurts us too,” White added.

“We have to be very specific when we plan fights for him, because he’s nowhere near close to weight, and what you don’t want to do is put that kind of pressure to cut that much weight in that short amount of time.”

Pimblett is coming off a second-round submission victory over Jordan Leavitt at UFC London last month.

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