Paddy Pimblett claimed a severe ankle injury was the only reason his fight against Jared Gordon was close.
Pimblett last fought in December 2022, securing a controversial unanimous decision against Gordon. During the first round at UFC 282, ‘The Baddy’ suffered an ankle injury that required surgery. The Liverpool native recently posted a YouTube video where he has this to say about his doctor’s concerns that he continued to fight:
“When I told [doctors] it happened in the first round of a fight, within the first minute, and they said, ‘Oh, did you fight finish there,’ and I was like, ‘No, I’d done another two and a half rounds,’ they went, ‘What?’ They said, ‘You should’ve just sat on your stool and not have carried on fighting.’”
Although Pimblett had his hand raised, a lot of people thought Gordon won. ‘The Baddy’ addressed the backlash by saying:
‘People are like, ‘Oh, Jared Gordon did so well.’ He only done well because me ankle was f*****. You stupid t***. And he’s just being a bitter little girl, going on every interview site, ‘Oh, I won that fight, I won that fight.’ Well lad, Joe Solecki beat you [in 2021] but you got a split decision, so shut your mouth.”
Joe Rogan telling Dave Portnoy that he thought Paddy Pimblett lost to Jared Gordon at #UFC282.
— MMA Orbit (@mma_orbit) January 5, 2023
Watch Paddy Pimblett go off on Jared Gordon below:
Paddy Pimblett demands rematch against Jared Gordon later this year
In the aftermath of UFC 282, Jared Gordon requested a rematch against Paddy Pimblett. Although Pimblett wasn’t interested at first, the controversy surrounding the judge’s decision seems to have left him unsatisfied with the result. During the same YouTube video, ‘The Baddy’ called Gordon out for a rematch once he recovers from the ankle surgery:
“Yeah, I want to punch his head in toward the end of the year. I am going to run it back. I hope he beats Bobby Green, because I’ll snap his arm for him in a round. Had a boxing match with him and I still won, because you’re s***.”
Pimblett continued by saying:
“I hope he watched this. You’re f****** dog s***. At my worst, you couldn’t beat me at your best. Injured, everything going wrong, and you couldn’t beat me on my worst day, and I beat you on your best, because you’re a little bum.”
Pimlett made his UFC debut in September 2021, defeating Luigi Vendramini with a first-round knockout. In his next two fights, the former Cage Warriors featherweight champion secured back-to-back submission wins against Rodrigo Vargas and Jordan Leavitt. It’ll be intriguing to see if ‘The Baddy’ gets the rematch against Gordon to solidify his latest victory in the Octagon.
Paddy Pimblett and Jared Gordon's backstage interaction at UFC 282.pic.twitter.com/ItccCuq9LJ
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