- Paddy Pimblett hopes he could someday make the money Conor McGregor makes
- The Liverpool-native has charity on his mind
- UFC president Dana White thinks Pimblett could headline an event
The electricity inside the O2 Arena was undeniable after Pimblett pulled off a sensational rear-naked choke on Vargas. This has got the media quizzing the UFC breakout star to reveal what lies ahead of him.
‘The Baddy’ wants to do good
During his post-fight press conference, Pimblett opened up about the comparisons with UFC superstar Conor McGregor. According to “The Baddy,” he’s not getting carried away by the hype of McGregor’s name as the city of Liverpool “keeps him grounded.”
However, Pimblett hopes to take home huge paychecks as “The Notorious” soon so he can give back to his city.
“My city keeps me grounded,” Pimblett confessed post-fight. “I hope I do end up earning as much money as Conor McGregor and no child from my city will ever eat from a food bank ever again.
“I mean I’m going to give back to my city. Something I’ve been planning on doing the past few months is to start my own charity and I think after this fight I’m gonna get it done.”
‘The Numbers Say Yes’
Maybe that type of money will get to Pimblett someday, considering the fact he has generated an undeniable amount of interest leading up to UFC London. What’s even more interesting is that “The Baddy” has proven that he can back the hype by beating his opponents inside the octagon.
This has prompted White to admitting all signs point to Pimblett most likely headlining a UFC Fight Night event next.
“I’ll give you an example: On my Instagram, I posted the faceoffs yesterday for the heavyweight fight [Aspinall vs. Volkov]. That did 120,000 views. Paddy’s faceoff did 1.3 million. So all the talk going into the fight about his walkout and all this s***, listen, it’s real,” White said duing his post-fight presser. “This kid’s got a ton of hype behind him and tonight he showed everybody that he’s the real deal.”
“I don’t know. I mean, his numbers say yes,” he added. “His numbers say yes. He could headline a Fight Night.”