Paddy Pimblett Blames Fighter Pay For Inactivity And Not Fighting Top Opposition

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RaginCajun

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"It makes me laugh when people are commenting on my stuff and things saying, ‘He’s not active enough. He doesn’t fight enough. He should be fighting four times a year.’

“Why? Why should I fight four times a year? Give me a reason when I’m earning more outside the cage than I am in it

I’ve had people tweeting me in the past few weeks saying, ‘We want to see him face Makhachev, we want to see him face Ferguson, we want to see him face Gaethje,’ I’m like what?!I won’t be fighting them for about three years and then that’s if they’re still at the top of the game by then. There’s no point.

“The fans don’t always see, do they? They’re just, ‘I want to see this, I want to see that.’ You can understand it. You want to see fights don’t you as a fight fan?

“The one I always get is, ‘We want to see you fight ‘Sugar’ Sean O’Malley.’ I’m like, there’s 20 pounds between us, how are we meant to fight?

“I could never make 145 again. It’s not happening. I’m going the other way. There’s no way that fight happens but it still gets tweeted to me multiple times a week. One’s way bigger than the other (laughs).”.”
 

Dick Niaz

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That’s a lot of self-entitlement for someone with only 2 UFC appearances (both of which he looked very beatable in). On the other hand, I’m glad to see more younger fighters try to shift the power dynamic when it comes to their self-assessed value.
 

nuraknu

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He was a star already though, and he's being honest about not fighting the top guys for a few years - I think he sees his place in the pecking order - this take is about right for someone in his position.

His contract doesn't say he has to take 4 fights a year. They have to offer him fights. He can turn them down if it's not convenient. If he makes more money other ways and getting hurt could hurt his ability to do that - it makes sense to turn down some fights

Idk I'm not mad
 

jimmy boogaloo

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to be fair, he has made a massive impact compared to others who join the UFC on similar terms. self-evidently he is bringing more eyeballs and revenue to the sport than the vast majority of fighters on the roster.

does this, and a couple of quick wins, mean he can expect a new contract? i'm not sure, but he has seen Conor being a loudmouth from day one, he is just following the greenbrick road that Conor set out.

if he said, let me rattle through my contract, prove my worth and then negotiate a better deal going forward... he wouldn't have the same momentum going into those talks as he will do if he keeps talking but can back it up.
 

Dildo Swaggins

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That’s a lot of self-entitlement for someone with only 2 UFC appearances (both of which he looked very beatable in). On the other hand, I’m glad to see more younger fighters try to shift the power dynamic when it comes to their self-assessed value.
IIRC Paddy is getting 12/12. That’s dog shit money for any fighter. I’d agree about entitlement if he was calling out the guys he’s mentioning saying he deserves those fights but he’s not.
 

Dick Niaz

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IIRC Paddy is getting 12/12. That’s dog shit money for any fighter. I’d agree about entitlement if he was calling out the guys he’s mentioning saying he deserves those fights but he’s not.
Please don’t disagree with me. Thanks.
 

Robbie Hart

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He was a star already though, and he's being honest about not fighting the top guys for a few years - I think he sees his place in the pecking order - this take is about right for someone in his position.

His contract doesn't say he has to take 4 fights a year. They have to offer him fights. He can turn them down if it's not convenient. If he makes more money other ways and getting hurt could hurt his ability to do that - it makes sense to turn down some fights

Idk I'm not mad
How are ya chick?
 

kneeblock

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Who is this guy? Was he famous before? What does he do outside the cage? Even my son knew who this guy was, but I've never seen him fight and have no idea why he's supposed to be well known. School me with your deft descriptions and clever wordplay on your countryman Robbie Hart @Robbie Hart
 

Robbie Hart

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Who is this guy? Was he famous before? What does he do outside the cage? Even my son knew who this guy was, but I've never seen him fight and have no idea why he's supposed to be well known. School me with your deft descriptions and clever wordplay on your countryman Robbie Hart @Robbie Hart
Calling me out is uncalled for. How dare you.

don’t know much about patty, he’s a scouser. Maybe Miesha's Taint @Miesha's Taint can advise here as they’re all hard headed up there. Believe me, they’re all hard headed from that region of gingland
 

kneeblock

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Apr 18, 2015
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Calling me out is uncalled for. How dare you.

don’t know much about patty, he’s a scouser. Maybe Miesha's Taint @Miesha's Taint can advise here as they’re all hard headed up there. Believe me, they’re all hard headed from that region of gingland
The only reason you're even still allowed on this forum is to be British. Do better.
 

Robbie Hart

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Feb 13, 2015
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The only reason you're even still allowed on this forum is to be British. Do better.
I’m American when the British act the twat and British when Americans decide to invade another country

You need to know I have an out depending. Don’t be a hater because you can’t switch sides, not my concern
 

jimmy boogaloo

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I’m American when the British act the twat and British when Americans decide to invade another country

You need to know I have an out depending. Don’t be a hater because you can’t switch sides, not my concern
if you're ever American, you're never British.

go sing amazing grace, pick yourself up a fudgesticle and eat it on the sidewalk.