Paddy Pimblett doesn’t believe Jake Paul is being genuine when he talks about fighter pay in the UFC.
Paul has a sizable audience as he has become one of the most popular content creators in the world. He’s dabbled into the world of combat sports in more ways than one. Not only is he now a pro boxer with a record of 5-0 but he’s also a promoter.
His company, Most Valuable Promotions, has partnered with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing to book Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano, a huge female boxing title fight.
All For Show, Says Paddy Pimblett
Paul has been outspoken about fighter pay under the UFC banner and has shared his belief that the athletes are underpaid. While some have praised Paul for speaking out, others feel it’s nothing more than a publicity stunt.
During an episode of Chattin Pony with Paddy The Baddy, Paddy Pimblett said he doesn’t think Jake Paul actually cares about the financial status of UFC fighters (h/t MMAJunkie.com).
“I’ll be honest, that’s the thing what’s pissing me off. He’s going on, he’s trying to act like a martyr, like he’s helping MMA fighters. He’s not, lad. He’s just doing that for his own publicity. That’s why the only thing what’s pissing me off about it, people are like, ‘Ah, he’s actually being good for MMA fighters.’ He’s not. He just wants to make a show of Dana White, and that’s the perfect way of doing it.”
Pimblett went on to dismiss Paul’s claim that he will eventually make the transition to MMA competition.
“The way he’s saying, ‘I’m gonna end up getting in the cage.’ You’re not, lad. You’re not. Stop lying. If you wanna have an MMA fight, I’ll fight you in my ma’s garden tomorrow. You know what I mean?”
Pimblett made his UFC debut back in Sept. 2021. He finished Luigi Vendramini in the first round. Pimblett is set to meet Rodrigo Vargas at a UFC Fight Night event on March 19,