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Rising UFC star Paddy 'The Baddy' Pimblett has a message for fat shamers and fans who questioned if he was capable of fighting at lightweight: "kiss my arse."
After the weigh in for his appearance at this weekends UFC London, where Pimblett will fight the American mixed martial artist Jordan Leavitt, the Scouse fighter stood on the scales at his fighting weight of 156lbs and shared a message with his haters. "For everyone who tried to fat shame me or say I'd pull out, kiss my arse," he said. Pimblett then proceeded to turn round, lower his pants and moon the gathered journalists.
Pimblett has in the past confessed that he isn't the kind of athlete who likes to maintain his weight between fights, instead preferring to be "fat and happy".
After his maiden UFC victory over Luigi Vendramini, Pimblett admitted his weight ballooned from 155.5lbs to almost 200, which, he said, is "what happens when you go out and eat three main meals and two desserts every single night".
However, in the post-fight press conference for his next win – a submission victory over Rodrigo Vargas – Pimblett was asked by a reporter if he ever misses his six-pack when he "blows up" between fights. The Huyton-born fighter replied in typical 'The Baddy' style.
"I'd rather be fat and happy than ripped," said Pimblett. "These people who are ripped all year round aren't happy. I'm not arsed, I don't care what they say. This six-pack is sound and I look great, but I'd rather be fat and happy."
Never change, Paddy.
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