Jared Gordon Pitches To Fight Paddy Pimblett At UFC 286 In London: ‘When I Win, I’ll Be 2-0’

'Flash' Gordon wants to run it back with Pimblett.

Paddy Gordon
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Jared Gordon is campaigning for a rematch with Paddy Pimblett.

‘Everyone Knows I Won’

Despite landing more total strikes and having more control time in their fight, Gordon would suffer a unanimous decision loss to Pimblett at UFC 282. Of course, this wouldn’t come without controversy as almost every media member (and many others) had the fight in favor of Gordon. 

While he is bummed out that the judges didn’t see it his way, Gordon fully believes that he won on Saturday night. 

“I’m obviously upset,” Gordon told TMZ. “I’ve been in some dark places before, so this really hasn’t really reached the  level that I’ve been to before. I’m still really bitter. But, I believe that my stock went up more than maybe it could have if I won a boring fight or [something].

“I know everyone knows I won. I know I won. The UFC staff, major players on the UFC staff, all the fighters, all the fans, all of the MMA journalists, all of Twitter, the Paddy fans, all the scousers messaging me, ‘Hey, I’m from Liverpool, I’m a Paddy fan, but you won, you got a new fan’.  I could like, complain about it and be bitter publicly and salty. But, I’m gonna take it in stride.”

Rematch At UFC 286?

Taking in the disappointing result, ‘Flash’ would like to run it back with Pimblett in his own backyard. 

“I would love a rematch,” Gordon added. “I’ll go to London to fight him. Yeah, of course. [UFC 286] makes sense. It would be great when I win,I’ll be 2-0. But on paper, 1-1 then we’ll have have a trilogy. We’ll see what he’s really about.”

Gordon Doesn’t Understand How He Lost

Going the distance against Pimblett, Gordon thinks he had simply done enough to take home the decision win. 

“I had him running around the cage, backing him up. His punches were graze, I have a couple bruises, but his punches were just landing on my hands and arms. I was landing the bigger shots. I got three takedowns, I had six and a half minutes of control time. He had 30 seconds of control time.

“I stuffed his shots, I reversed his takedowns. So, I just don’t understand what world we’re living in that [Pimblett] won. For some reason, uh, my life has always been go through the mud to get to the other side. So that’s apparently how it’s gonna continue to go. I’m okay with that because it’s all worth it, once I get to the other side, that’s what I’m ready to do.”

Published on December 12, 2022 at 1:11 pm
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