‘Everyone who tried to fat-shame me or said I’ll pull out – kiss my a**’: Paddy Pimblett makes weight for UFC London showdown with Jordan Leavitt before showing his backside to the camera to spite his critics
- Paddy Pimblett has been criticised for putting on weight between fight camps
- The Liverpudlian made weight for his UFC London fight with Jordan Leavitt
- He invited all his doubters to kiss his backside after weighing in at 156lbs
Paddy Pimblett successfully weighed-in for his UFC London showdown with Jordan Leavitt on Friday morning and he gave the watching media more than an eyeful in the process.
The proud Liverpudlian weighed in at 156lbs – the lightweight limit – and celebrated making his fight official by inviting all his doubters to kiss his backside.
‘Everyone who tried to fat-shame me or said I would miss weight or f***ing pull out – kiss my a**.’
Paddy Pimblett made weight for his UFC London showdown with Jordan Leavitt on Saturday
After making weight Pimblett told his doubters who ‘fat-shamed’ him to ‘kiss his a**’
Pimblett is notorious for over-indulging in between fight camps and says he simply loves to eat food, in particular, chocolate.
The 27-year-old ate pizza at the post-fight press conference following his last victory over Rodrigo Vargas at UFC London back in March.
In the days that followed his win, Pimblett says he consumed close to 11,000 calories in a single day.
As one of UFC’s fastest rising stars, Pimblett has big expectations heading into the second UFC London card of the year.
He has won both of his two UFC fights with first-round stoppages and his overall record now stands at 18-3.
While still unranked, a victory over American foe Leavitt will continue his unbeaten start in MMA’s top promotion and put him on the top-15’s radar.
Pimblett has previously said he was in no rush to take bigger fights in the UFC despite the fact he had gained plenty of attention since joining the company.
He was only paid £12,000 to show and a further £12,000 because he won back in March. Luckily, he did get just under £42,000 because of a Performance of the Night bonus, but £54,000 isn’t much considering the hype Pimblett brought to the event and continues to do so.
Liverpudlian UFC star Pimblett has been criticised for his eating habits in between fight camps
Pimblett (left) has big expectations going into the second UFC London card of the year
Pimblett said he had no intention of fighting big names on low money, but he has now signed a new UFC deal which could change things.
According to his manager and Cage Warriors owner Graham Boylan, Pimblett is now making big bucks.
‘Everybody goes into the UFC on a standard contract. There’s no difference what you do, you have to go and prove yourself,’ Boylan told Mirror Fighting after CW 140 in Belfast.
‘I can categorically tell you now that contract’s gone, that’s gone – he’s on f****** big money now. It is what it is but I’m just happy for him,’ Boylan said.
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