Paddy Pimblett knows exactly when he wants to fight in the UFC again.
Paddy Pimblett Details UFC Return Plans
Pimblett is one of the UFC’s fastest rising stars at the moment and fans are itching to see him back in action.
Speaking as a guest commentator at Cage Warriors 144, Pimblett was interviewed about his future Octagon plans.
Pimblett revealed that he plans on fighting again this December, but is just waiting on an opponent.
“I’m planning on fighting Dec. 10 … UFC 282,” Pimblett said (quotes via MMA Junkie). “I’m planning on fighting on that Dec. 10 (event). I’m just waiting for an opponent, lad.
“I’m just waiting for an opponent to step up and sign the dotted line. Everyone talks about ‘The Baddy.’ Everyone talks about fighting me. When the contract is in front of them, they’re not as confident.”
In regards to his difficulty finding an opponent, Pimblett doesn’t necessarily believe that anyone is ducking him.
“I don’t think there’s anyone ducking me,” Pimblett said. “I don’t think anyone would duck me, because I don’t look very scary.
“My style, everyone looks at it, ‘I’ll beat him. I’ll beat him.’ I don’t think anyone would duck me, because I have the recognition, as you say, the following that they haven’t gotten.
“Everyone is going to try to beat me and steal the hype, but no one is going to do it.”
The English star made his UFC debut back in September of 2021. Since, he’s racked up three-straight finishes inside the Octagon.
Competing at 155 pounds, Pimblett is making quite the name for himself. His last Octagon appearance resulted in a second-round submission win over Jordan Leavitt by way of a rear-naked choke.
Now, if Pimblett can rack up a fourth-straight impressive win, he’ll make a case to face a higher ranked opponent as he begins his pursuit of UFC gold.