Ever since he appeared in the UFC last year, Paddy Pimblett has not stopped attracting attention with what he does inside and outside the cage. The former Cage Warriors champion has appeared three times in the UFC so far, and he achieved all three victories by stoppage.
His speech about mental health after his last fight garnered a lot of sympathy, so it's no wonder he's one of the fastest rising stars in the UFC. On one occasion, Paddy said he would persuade chairman Dana White to change his mind when it comes to an England show at one of the stadiums, and now he may have given the top of the organization an idea of how to make the best possible use of Paddy's popularity among the home crowd.
Pimblett believes that a fight against Conor McGregor would break absolutely all records: “You never know, down the line me and him could end up fighting,” Pimblett told Steve-O’s Wild Ride! (h/t MMA News).
“It’s a possibility [if he] comes back down to 155 pounds. That would be the biggest pay-per-view in the history of the UFC”.
Paddy spoke about his relationship with McGregor
“I was in Dublin two or three weeks ago in his pub.
Me and Molly were in there having a drink and a meal,” Pimblett said on Steve-O’s Wild Ride podcast. “The annoying thing about it is, he was on FaceTime to us, he was talking to me. I think he did say something to me about my speech and that.
I was like, ‘Thank you.’. He said something else about my win but I couldn’t hear exactly what he was saying because we were in a pub and the music was loud. I wish there was a pair of earphones to put in, but he sorted the bill for us, so Conor’s a scouser”.
Although it would certainly be a huge fight, everything points in favor of the fact that the possibility of this is very low. Besides the fact that there is still no concrete information about McGregor's return, the videos that Conor posts daily show him looking bigger than ever and acting like a legitimate welterweight.
As for the UFC event in England, we have no doubt that they are now heavily considering that option, especially since Leon Edwards knocked out Usman, and they are certainly planning a third match. Given that there are a lot of English fighters in the UFC at the moment, it would certainly be the right move.