Paddy Pimblett Has his eyes on UFC Manchester

Paddy Pimblett, the scouser sensation, has thrown down the gauntlet, eyeing a spot on UFC Manchester’s roster come July 27. With the UFC‘s triumphant return to the UK announced recently, anticipation skyrockets as British fighters Tom Aspinall and Leon Edwards gear up for potential title showdowns.

At 29, Pimblett remains untainted since his UFC debut in 2021, capping it off with a remarkable victory over the legendary Tony Ferguson last December. In a candid chat on his YouTube channel, the Englishman declared his readiness for the Manchester brawl, asserting, “I think you’ll see your boy on there.”

With an impeccable record of five wins out of five UFC fights, Pimblett finds himself at a crossroads, fielding multiple options for his next showdown. The lightweight division’s landscape heated up as contenders Bobby Green and Renato Moicano threw their hats into the ring post their victories at UFC 300.

“Bobby Green screamed my name on the mic after [UFC 300],” remarked Pimblett nonchalantly. “Didn’t surprise me. He might be ranked, but he’s got no followers, and he needs me – just like everyone else.”

But Pimblett has his eyes set elsewhere, teasing a potential showdown with Moicano, whom he oddly admires. “I’d rather fight my boy, Moicano. Where are you at, Renato? I don’t even dislike Renato Moicano, I actually like him. He’s a funny guy, he’s a cool dude, so me and him fighting would be hilarious.”

As UFC 304 looms, set to unfold in the wee hours in the UK, the promotion aims to dazzle viewers with a primetime spectacle in the US. Drawing parallels to Michael Bisping’s middleweight title defence in 2016, which saw action after 4 am local time in Manchester, Pimblett gears up to electrify his hometown crowd once more.

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