Paddy Pimblett returns to the octagon for his second UFC fight next weekend, but he thinks it is a ‘lose-lose’ situation.
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The UFC finally returns to London for the first time since 2019, when Jorge Masvidal knocked out Darren Till. The promotion was scheduled to head back in 2020; however, COVID-19 halted that. The UFC tried to go back to London again last September, but travel restrictions and COVID halted the trip again.
Pimblett made his debut on that September card, and it was a memorable one. He knocked out Luigi Vendramini in the first round.
He faces Mexican fighter Rodrigo Vargas for his second fight on the main card. In an interview with BT Sport, he said he sees his fight as a ‘lose-lose fight.’
“This fight is a lose-lose for me,” Pimblett told UFC BT Sport. “Everyone is all like, ‘you should be winning anyway’, but if I lose the fight, they’ll be like, ‘he was a hype train.’ For him lad, it’s a win-win. He comes over and beats me it’s fu*cking crazy, if he comes over and gets beat its ‘he was meant to lose.’
“You know what I mean? Opinions mean nothing. Actions mean something. So, people’s opinions can stick them up their asses. I don’t care. All I know is I’m getting in the cage and beating this Mexican lad up for half a round until the referee stops it.”
Pimblett vs. Vargas goes down this Saturday. We’ll see if Paddy’s prediction proves to be right.