Michael Bisping's advice for Paddy Pimblett

December was a memorable month for Pimblett, who found himself in a conflict with Ariel Helwani and then narrowly won a controversial decision over Jared Gordon at UFC 282

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Michael Bisping's advice for Paddy Pimblett

December was a memorable month for Pimblett, who found himself in a conflict with Ariel Helwani and then narrowly won a controversial decision over Jared Gordon at UFC 282, which was not well-received by many. Pimblett declared that he thought he won all three rounds of the fight, further angering fans.

Bisping suggested that Pimblett should consider curbing his ego. “Some of the way he handled it afterwards wasn’t the best,” Bisping said on his Believe You Me podcast. “I can’t talk s***, because I did a similar thing myself, back in the day.

I’ve literally been in that position, 15 years ago. You’re young, you get a lot of attention, maybe a bit of it goes to your head a little bit, and you start to think to a certain degree that your s*** doesn’t stink.

Your s*** still stinks. Everyone’s does. It doesn’t matter how big you get, because the court of public opinion will bring you back down to Earth pretty f****** quickly, and that’s what he experienced there.

Bisping advises Paddy to be humble

“I think what Paddy needs to do is just humble himself a little bit. Stop with this ‘I’m the new cash cow’ s***. When I asked him who would he want to fight next, ‘I don’t need to say anyone’s name because I am the man.

I’m the boy, I’m the cash cow,’ and you’re yet to fight someone ranked. When you’re dominating people, that’s all well and good. When you’re scraping by a victory, it doesn’t have the same effect, and it starts to rub people off the wrong way.

“The sport forgives fast and quickly,” Bisping said. “All he’s got to do is go out there, beat someone, and that’s it. It’s all forgotten about. Go out there, smoke someone, be cool and be funny, and all the rest of it and everyone forgets.

This sport is about what have you done for me lately. You’re only as good as your last fight." Bisping said on Believe You Me podcast.

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