- Paddy Pimblett said he earns more doing other things than fighting in the UFC
- “The Baddy” addressed the talked-about fantasy matchup with Sean O’Malley
Paddy Pimblett has become one of the most promising rising stars of the UFC. He has proven in his last fight, having been a pillar of the promotion’s record-breaking UFC London event in March.
Despite the hype, “The Baddy” shockingly admitted that he’s not really making a lot of money inside the UFC and he has earned more outside of it instead.
It’s all about the money
According to Pimblett, he’s one of the fighters who have revealed that they are making more money from doing other stuff outside the UFC. For the Liverpool native, as long as his UFC earnings stay that way, there’s no reason for him to be more active in the promotion.
“That’s including me,” Pimblett said of the list of fighters making more money outside the UFC on Food Truck Diaries “I make more money outside the octagon and it makes me laugh when people are commenting on my stuff and things saying, ‘He’s not active enough. He doesn’t fight enough. He should be fighting four times a year’. Why? Why should I fight four times a year? Give me a reason when I’m earning more outside the cage than I am in it.”
A move to welterweight
Indeed, many are ecstatic about Pimblett’s soaring UFC career. In fact, the 27-year-old has revealed that he’s been receiving tweets about making a perfect matchup against UFC bantamweight star Sean O’Malley.
However, “The Baddy” refuted the idea outright and stressed that the fight is never going to happen as “there’s 20 pounds between” them. Instead, Pimblett confessed that it will be the other way around as he plans on “going to 170” in the future.
Pimblett has yet to be slated for his next UFC scrap but he is believed to be included in the UFC 276 card. As per the matchmaking board that got leaked online, “The Baddy” will face Ottman Azaitar in July.