The UFC 296 is stacked with some of the best match-ups of the year. The lightweight battle between Paddy Pimblett and Tony Ferguson is only a few weeks away; Pimblett has fixed in his mind that this is nothing but a lose-lose fight; he looks forward to a ‘war’ on 16th December and wants to look like Anthony Pettis when he fought Tony Ferguson.
This is more of a must-win for Tony Ferguson than it is for Paddy Pimblett. Fans and MMA experts want Tony Ferguson to retire, but it is worth knowing that one match is enough to flip one’s career around, and this match could be that breakthrough Tony Ferguson is looking for.
Paddy Pimblett on fighting Tony Ferguson
Recently on the Energized Show, Paddy Pimblett explained how it is a lose-lose for him to fight Tony Ferguson. “I don’t even know because obviously he’s lost six in a row,” Pimblett said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “But they’re all big names, they’re all very good names apart from Bobby Green.
So I don’t know. I really don’t. As I’ve said plenty of times, I see this as a lose-lose fight for me because if I did lose, people will be like, ‘Oh, you got beat by a washed Tony.’ And when I win, people are going to be like, ‘Oh, Tony was washed anyway.
It doesn’t matter.’ Even though I’m seeing everyone online picking Tony to beat me, I know for a fact, even when I win, I’m not going to get any credit. I want a war, I want to look like Anthony Pettis after he fought him, and I want him to look worse than Anthony Pettis after he fought him. I want a scrap, lad. I’m going to come in and throw down”.