Jared Gordon thinks Paddy Pimblett calling for a rematch shows that the Brit thinks he lost the fight.
At UFC 282, Gordon and Pimblett fought in the co-main event and it was Pimblett edging out a very controversial decision as many thought the American won with ease. Since the fight, Pimblett has been vocal in saying he wants to rematch but Gordon thinks if he gets past Bobby Green at UFC Vegas 71 there is no need for the rematch to happen.
‘A bunch of people know I won the fight’
“I’m clearly living rent free in his head. He just had surgery, and he’s in his recovery room in the hospital, and the first couple words he’s talking about is Jared Gordon,” Gordon said at UFC Vegas 71 media day (h/t MMAJunkie). “If I thought I won a fight and I wanted to move on and upward, I wouldn’t be talking about Paddy Pimblett from my hospital bed. But it’s not just me living rent-free in his head. It’s every other media outlet and person in the industry. Joe Rogan, Nate Diaz, I think said something. A bunch of people know I won the fight.
“If it was worth it for me, but when I get past Bobby, that’s fighting backward,” Gordon said. “So, unless they give me some really big spot and it would put me in the spotlight obviously and it would grow my brand and grow me as a fighter, but at that point, it’s more of risk for me fight-wise after I get through Bobby. But if they offer me something good and money, I might think about it.”
Although Jared Gordon is frustrated to not have the win on his record, he says he knows 99 percent of the MMA fanbase knows he won. He also believes the UFC is acting as if he won as he is fighting Bobby Green on Saturday night.
For now, however, Gordon is focused on Green and thinks in the future a Pimblett rematch may happen but he knows the only one calling for is the Brit.