Fans had been anticipating Paddy Pimblett’s return to the octagon as he recovered from ankle surgery. They have now received an update from “The Baddy” regarding the likely timetable for his return.Unranked lightweight prospect said he would be open to a rematch with Jared Gordon, whom he controversially beat at UFC 282, and blamed his underwhelming performance on injury. The Liverpudlian said, speaking from his hospital bed following surgery:
“Everyone is saying how well Jared Gordon performed. Only because my ankle was broken did he do well. You foolish t**t, and he’s just acting like a resentful little girl by saying things like, “Oh, I won that fight, I won that fight,” on every interview website. Toward the end of the year, I want to smack him upside the head. I’ll return it the way I came.
“I’ll snap Bobby Green’s arm for him in a round if he defeats Bobby Green, so I hope he does. I boxed him, and I still prevailed because you’re st. I really hope he sees this. You are absolute dog st. You couldn’t defeat me at my worst if you tried. You couldn’t defeat me on my worst day because I was hurt, and I beat you on your greatest day because you’re a little bum.
Despite the majority of spectators and competitors claiming that Gordon won the fight, Pimblett prevailed over them both by unanimous decision. Bobby Green and Gordon will square off at UFC Fight Night 222. ‘The Baddy’ is willing to face the retiring lightweight again if he prevails.
Paddy Pimblett’s return: Michael Bisping suggests top-ten featherweight as an opponent
While Michael Bisping, a member of the UFC Hall of Fame, has a different opponent in mind for Paddy Pimblett, the latter may be aiming for a rematch with Jared Gordon. On his impending comeback to the ring, the former middleweight champion proposed “The Baddy” take on Ilia Topuria, saying:
Paddy Pimblett, despite the fact that he is currently too huge for The O2 Arena—one of the largest arenas in the world—is too massive. Paddy versus Ilia Topuria, even if Topuria is currently competing at 145 pounds, would be my pick. That would be an excellent one because they have a history, a feud, and other s**t.
Due to an altercation that occurred at the fighter hotel before to UFC Fight Night 204, Pimblett and Topuria were at odds for the majority of 2022. Both contestants were on the main card of UFC 282, where the controversy continued. The No. 9-ranked featherweight said that the unranked lightweight avoided him since “The Baddy” did not stay at the fighter hotel.