- Paddy Pimblett shared his diet menu in a recent video ahead of UFC 282
- “The Baddy” explained how he manages to make weight during fights
Apart from his electrifying persona, Paddy Pimblett also got fans stunned with how fast he seems to make weight regardless of how fat he appears to be. In a recent video on his YouTube channel, “The Baddy” revealed his diet secret as he tries to trim his weight ahead of his UFC 282 bout against Jared Gordon on Dec. 10.
Shredding en route to UFC 282
By the time the video was made, Pimblett said he had already “burned 108 calories in six miles” of walking every morning. He still got “nine kilos” to burn but he’s confident that he could make weight until next month as he had done lose “8.4” kilos overnight in the past.
“I literally got back from America. I had like seven weeks to make weight…the UFC just announced that date [of the fight] I was like, ‘I’m gonna have to fight on it’ like seven weeks to lose 20 kilos.’ Where I’m at now, I’ve got like nine kilos to lose. I’ve done more than that overnight. I’ve done like 8.4 kilo overnight. [Now] I do nine kilo in four weeks,” Pimblett said.
Pimblett also shed the light on his incredibly swift weight loss and simply said it’s all about watching the calories he consumes. And also, with the help of his “macro chef,” Joe McCarthy.
“There’s no rocket science to it…get yourself in a calorie deficit,” he pointed out. “Why doesn’t I I go so fat? Because I got a goal for me like 1,500 calories to 2,000 calories a day. That’s why it comes off so easy. That’s not proper easy but macro chef makes it easy.”
The Baddy diet
For a quick walkthrough on Pimblett’s regular diet, “The Baddy” said he likes to start his day with “protein pancakes with yogurt and biscoff.”
In training camp, McCarthy said Pimbett regularly eats protein granola (300 to 350 calories) and overnight oats (300 to 350 calories) in the morning.
For lunch, McCarthy revealed the UFC rising star feasts on chicken salad wrap (450 to 520 calories) and/or Barbeque chicken burrito (450 – 520 calories).
In his final meal in training, McCarthy said Pimblett usually eats pasta (470 calories) and pure beef burger and fries (500 calories). He also munch on mixed vegetables but is “very particular with his veggies.” McCarthy said Pimblett doesn’t like peppers, but more on cabbage. Onions, bean sprouts are “absolutely a no no.”
For dessert, McCarthy said the UFC lightweight sensation’s “favorite” is some chocolate cake (220 calories) and protein cookies (230 calories).
“Roughly he’s eating and consuming between I’d say 1400 to 1700 calories a day,” McCarthy concluded.
UFC president Dana White previously said that the drastic change in Pimblett’s weight makes it hard for him to book him in fights. Fortunately, “The Baddy” has never had issues with making weight during weigh-ins.
Indeed, weight-cutting is no walk in the park and Pimblett should be commended for being able to pull it off consistently. For those who didn’t know, it’s a procedure fighters go through that is divided into two ways – the main usual weight-cutting, and the water-weight-cutting which takes place in the final days before the official weigh-in.
With UFC 282 just a couple of weeks away from happening, let’s hope Pimblett manages to get it done again this time.