- Paddy Pimblett is calling for a rematch with Jared Gordon to prove that their fight only went to distance because he hurt his ankle
- Gordon responded and revealed he also hurt his ankle during their fight
Paddy Pimblett has remained unbeaten in the UFC but he recently lashed out at Jared Gordon for claiming he should’ve won their UFC 282 bout this past December. To put an end to the debate, “The Baddy” wants to run it back. However, “Flash” thinks Pimblett just couldn’t move on because he knew he shouldn’t have gotten the decision to win that night.
Gordon hits back
Pimblett, who addressed the issue while in the hospital, insists that the fight only went to distance because he injured his ankle in the early going. In a response tweet to “The Baddy,” Gordon revealed that he too had a “documented” ankle injury during their fight.
“Funny thing is going into this fight I had an ankle injury as well, documented by UFC. I couldn’t walk for weeks after our fight too. I get why he’s angry. He knows I won. Like the rest of the world…,” Gordon wrote.
Funny thing is going into this fight I had an ankle injury as well, documented by UFC. I couldn’t walk for weeks after our fight too. I get why he’s angry. He knows I won. Like the rest of the world… https://t.co/Xnm2xtJ2K5
— Jared Gordon (@JFlashGordonMMA) March 26, 2023
It’s hard to tell
All three judges scored the bout 29-28 in favor of Pimblett. However, the stats show that Gordon turned out to be the more dominant fighter both on the feet and on the ground. Many believe Gordon was robbed by “The Baddy” and said those people were just hating on him.
It is yet to be determined when will Pimblett be cleared to train and compete again. However, he previously said that Drew Dober already agreed to fight him in May. Pimblett’s decision victory over Gordon was his first in the UFC, having finished all his first three opponents in the promotion.
On the other hand, Gordon is already booked for a showdown against UFC lightweight stalwart Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night 222 next month.
As for the Pimblett vs. Gordon rematch, it is unlikely to happen soon, and given both fighters are not ranked, the chances of it taking place are very slim considering how the UFC’s matchmaking works.