During episode #1920 of Joe Rogan Experience, Barstool Sports president Dave Portnoy began discussing Pimblett’s latest win. Portnoy asked the UFC commentator why he rolled his eyes in the ring after the decision was announced. Rogan replied by saying:
“He shouldn’t have won… I thought Jared won. I thought Jared Gordon won that fight [against Paddy Pimblett]. It was a good fight. It certainly wasn’t a blowout. It wasn’t one of those fights where there was no f***ing way. It was a close fight.”
Joe Rogan on Paddy’s controversial fight vs Jared Gordon 👀 pic.twitter.com/d9AROAaeZO
— Spinnin Backfist (@SpinninBackfist) January 5, 2023
Pimblett, who is closely partnered with Barstool Sports, beat Gordon by a unanimous decision, with all three judges scoring the fight 29-28. According to MMADecisions, 23 of 24 media members believe ‘The Baddy’ lost. One month later, ‘Flash’ still believes he was robbed of his massive opportunity at UFC 282.
Joe Rogan & Belal Muhammad didn’t seem to agree with Paddy Pimblett beating Jared Gordon last night.
— MMA Orbit (@mma_orbit) December 11, 2022
Jared Gordon responds to Joe Rogan saying he should’ve beaten Paddy Pimblett
It’s difficult for Jared Gordon to forget about the loss at UFC 282, especially considering his win bonus was taken away. Although he seems to be moving on, Gordon responded to the clip of Joe Rogan backing him up by saying:
“Not to beat a dead horse…”
Gordon’s loss to Pimblett drained the momentum from his win against Leandro Santos in August. Before losing at UFC 282, ‘Flash’ won four of his last fights dating back to July 2020. The 34-year-old now holds a promotional record of 7-5 with a need to bounce back in 2023.
Meanwhile, Pimblett extended his promotional record to 4-0 by beating Gordon. ‘The Baddy’ made his UFC debut in September 2021 after a lengthy regional scene career. The former Cage Warriors champion finished his first three UFC fights before going to a decision against ‘Flash.’
Although Pimblett continues to grow his fanbase, the 28-year-old has a statement to make next time out. The Liverpool native has superstar potential but still needs to prove he can become a UFC lightweight world champion.
Not to beat a dead horse… pic.twitter.com/1yCqjYAh92
— Jared Gordon (@JFlashGordonMMA) January 5, 2023