When we last saw Paddy Pimblett in the octagon, he was victorious over Jared ‘Flash’ Gordon in a decision that was met with much debate. Many fans are under the impression that Gordon won the fight and that Pimblett, who is popular with the fans and has the potential to become a mega-star for the UFC, was given the decision.Pimblett gave an interview to Sky Sports not too long ago, during which he disclosed that he was hurt during the Gordon bout. As a consequence of this, it is possible that it will be some time before we see him competing inside the octagon again.Paddy Pimblett was seen on crutches while speaking to Sky Sports and was asked about any injuries he may have had. He said:
“After my most recent match, I was forced to get surgery. During the first round of my most recent bout, I hurt my foot. In the first minute or two of the match, I damaged it with a kick that I threw. I could feel it, but clearly we are going to keep rocking. It hurt when I went back to my workouts, and I wasn’t able to get it checked out by a professional until I got back to my house. When the swelling in my leg finally subsided, I was at a loss as to when to schedule surgery. It turned out to be a lot worse than we had anticipated. I had to go in and out of surgery on my ligaments, which involved reconstruction as well, so it’s a major deal. It’s possible that it won’t be resolved for another month. If I were to compete this year, it would be a miracle.”
Paddy Pimblett will be out for a while, may face Drew Dober upon his return
During Paddy’s absence, a lot of speculation centred on who his subsequent rival might be. Fans started making assumptions and came up with a number of potential opponents; however, none of them verified that they had signed a bout deal to fight Pimblett.
One of the names that kept coming up was that of Drew Dober, a competitor in the same weight class. Dober presently has a bout scheduled, and it is confirmed that he will compete against Matt Frevola at UFC 288. It is possible that Paddy will face him again after the outcome of this match, regardless of whether or not he wins.Michael Bisping, a former champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) who is now an analyst for the organisation, produced a video and uploaded it to his YouTube channel in which he discussed the possibility of a bout between Paddy Pimblett and Drew Dober.
Take a look at the analysis provided by Michael Bisping here:It’s possible that this is a sign that Pimblett will face Dober in their next match. There have been a number of fighters, including Terrance McKinney, Bobby Green, and Jamie Mullarkey, who have been suggested as possible opponents for Pimblett.