Tony Ferguson believes Paddy Pimblett is the right opponent

Tony Ferguson shares his thoughts on fighting Paddy Pimblett.

by Aryan Lakhani
Tony Ferguson believes Paddy Pimblett is the right opponent
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The lightweight clash between Tony Ferguson and Paddy Pimblettt is an interesting blend. Tony is on a 6-match losing streak, and Paddy is on a 6-match winning streak. One will fall, and one will rise. Fans and MMA experts are against this matchup, but Tony Ferguson looks at this match from a different set of lenses.

Tony believes it’s a good matchup and looks forward to securing a win. Tony is confident in his abilities, and he believes Paddy is a ‘beatable’ opponent. The winner of this match will surely progress further in the competitive lightweight division.

Tony Ferguson on fighting Paddy Pimblett

Recently, on The MMA Hour, Tony Ferguson explained why he thinks Paddy Pimblett is a beatable opponent and reacts to people criticizing the matchup. “I’m not going to say he’s a fat ****.

Just kidding. No, so Patrick, you’re talking about Patrick, I call him Patrick,” Ferguson said as quoted by “He’s a good fighter. He’s long, rangy, lanky. He likes to put on a show. He’s kind of mouthy.

Obviously he’s English, I think he used to fight at 145. He’s a ‘55er, tall kind of guy. Good submission specialist. Very beatable. He’s on a six-fight win streak. The last fight that he had against Jared Gordon, everybody says that he ended up losing.

... Very beatable guy. Six-fight win streak versus six-loss losing streak, which is ****** up. But I hold a couple of records in the UFC now and I would like to start that back up, that’s for sure.I believe in good matchmaking.

Ferguson reacts to people criticizing the match-up: This is a good fight for both of us, I believe that opportunities exist where we create them. I’ve always said that. Sean Shelby, Hunter [Campbell] and [Mick Maynard], they know what they’re doing, dude.

They’ve been doing this for so long. For so long. And I know that I’m a fan-favorite, I know I’m the main event for this card. I don’t even ******* know who else is fighting. I really don’t”.

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