- Paddy Pimblett has claimed he does not need to cut a huge amount of weight for his fights.
- He defended Darren Till for his take on Daniel Cormier’s commentary
The fan-favorite English superstar Paddy Pimblett is known for putting on copious amounts of weight from binge eating after his bouts. As much popularity as that gains him, many have expressed concerns for his health, including current and former champions, such as Alexander Volkanovski and T.J. Dillashaw.
Paddy Pimblett claims he doesn’t cut a lot of weight
In an appearance on Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson, Pimblett talked about how people may have the wrong perception of his weight cuts.
“Well, lad, people think I cut excessive amounts of weight when I don’t. People think I cut loads of weight… In the past, when I’ve fought, I’ve fought at 135, 145, and 155 pounds. In the past, I’ve done big (weight cuts), I’ve done 19 pounds overnight. I had bad health problems because of it so I had to step up in weight. Now, I only do 11 pounds overnight, which is nothing. It’s easy.”
Pimblett defended his friend Darren Till
When Steve-O commented that Darren Till had been stepping out of line in regards to his recent comments aimed at Daniel Cormier, suggesting the former two-division UFC champion was biased towards his teammates when working on the mic at the promotion’s events.
“The Baddy” defended his friend stating that many other fighters share a similar sentiment about Cormier.
“I’m backing Darren. I think half the roster have accused him of biased commentating. A lot of people have. I haven’t, I’m not ars*d.”
After a submission win over Jordan Leavitt in July, Pimblett racked up three consecutive wins in the promotion, all coming by way of a knockout or submission. He recently received a Rolex from rap sensation Drake, who won a huge $3.7 million bet on him and teammate Molly McCann, for their efforts at UFC London.