Paddy Pimblett’s ‘Modern Warfare’ celebration after blockbuster submission win

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Paddy Pimblett continued his rise to UFC superstardom with an enthralling victory over his toughest opponent yet in the form of Jordan Leavitt at UFC London on Saturday evening.

After Leavitt promised to twerk over his rival should he have won the bout, the Baddy said he would instead 'teabag' the American should his winning streak continue in the style of 'Modern Warfare 2'.

Having got the better of the opening two rounds and completed the act, he hugged it out with Leavitt to end their rivalry as he look ahead to his next bout – which could well be stateside.

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Pimblett, who planned to make light work of his rival following first-round victories in each of his first two UFC outings, took a dislike to Leavitt's pre-fight taunts.

He said "He's an absolute crab. Do you know what I mean? He can't throw a punch to save his life, and he's trying to talk s***."

Adding: "I've never really been p***ed off leading up to a fight. (Luigi) Vendramini and (Kazula) Vargas were respectful, as I was to them. He's a little maggot, and I'm going to proper batter him for it.

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"I've never come into a fight once to hurt my opponent. I'm going to hurt him. If I get the chance, I'm going to split him open with elbows or rearrange his face."

The Liverpudlian has enjoyed a smash hit start to his UFC career with wins over Luigi Vendramini and Rodrigo Vargas after a lengthly spell with Cage Warriors.

He went into the weekend with a professional MMA record of 18-3, with no plans to rush his career in the world's premier promotion having rejected chances to join them in the past.


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