One of the UFC’s quickest-rising stars is Paddy Pimblett, and the Liverpudlian’s gift for gab undoubtedly helps him promote himself and sell tickets to his fights. It seems lightweight newcomer Nurullo Aliev has called out ‘The Baddy’ for his follow-up fight following his last contentious victory over Jared Gordon at UFC 282.
At UFC Vegas 70, the fighter, who was born in Tajikistan, recently made his promotional debut. He won the UFC bout by majority decision over Rafael Alves, becoming the first native-born Tajikistani fighter to do so. Aliev, a former participant in Dana White’s Contender Series (DWCS), won his contract by defeating Josh Wick in the opening round.
The “Tajik Eagle” is currently seeking a confrontation with Paddy Pimblett. To demonstrate how serious he was, the 23-year-old recently posted a callout on Twitter and even tagged matchmaker Sean Shelby and UFC president Dana White. He stated:
“How about Paddy and I next? @ufc @seanshelby @danawhite, let’s go!”
Aliev is undoubtedly a fascinating lightweight potential, but it is quite doubtful that he will receive his dream. According to reports, Paddy Pimblett will need ankle surgery after injuring it during his most recent trip. The Liverpudlian is not expected to return to competition until the end of the year and has no plans to do so.
Paddy Pimblett Next Fight: ‘The Baddy’ states one condition to fight Logan Paul
Logan Paul, a former boxer who now competes in the UFC, and lightweight Paddy Pimblett have a strong bond. The Liverpudlian even asserted that his Body Fuel energy drink was significantly healthier than Paul’s PRIME energy drink during one of their numerous social media exchanges.
Unsurprisingly, “The Maverick” has frequently expressed his desire to compete in boxing matches against Paddy Pimblett or to make his MMA debut in the cage versus “The Baddy.” Given that Paul’s energy drink is currently the UFC’s official sports beverage, the 27-year-old may one day realise his dream.
Pimblett recently gave his approval for a potential future battle in an interview with Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie, but with one significant stipulation. Logan Paul should quit using steroids and lose weight, in his opinion. He declared:
It’s crazy. Years ago, he labelled me a “clout chaser,” and now he constantly pursues me. He is therefore welcome to compete in the UFC at any time. I’ll be there waiting for him, for instance. He only needs to lose a little weight and stop using steroids, and then we can fight.