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Paddy Pimblett gets surprise video call from Conor McGregor during visit to Irishman’s pub

Marcus Chan

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Paddy Pimblett gets surprise video call from Conor McGregor during visit to Irishman’s pub

UFC star Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett received a surprise video call from Conor McGregor as the Liverpudlian dined at the Irishman’s pub, Black Forge Inn. 

After his visit, Pimblett uploaded a vlog on his YouTube channel titled ‘I ate EVERYTHING at Conor McGregor’s pub’. 

As he was tucking into his meal, the UFC fighter got handed a phone and it was McGregor who appeared via video call. 

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The Irishman said jokingly: “You’re already putting all that weight on again, lad.

“It’s crazy because your face is way different straight away.”

Pimblett: “Yeah, I’m back up to 191 lbs already.” 

Then, Molly McCann, fellow UFC fighter from Liverpool joined in on the call. 

She told McGregor: “Conor, you’re a f**king belter lad.”

To date, Pimblett has a 19-3-0 record in UFC after his rise from the lower ranks of the sport to the top. He has been compared to McGregor by UFC boss Dana White. 

White said after Pimblett’s win over Jordan Leavitt at UFC London in July: “This kid, to take about championship stuff right now it’s too soon, but he’s got that Conor McGregor vibe, man.

“When he walks out when he’s in the arena, the way that the fans receive him, the way that the media covers him, the way that the people who search for content.

“So on my Instagram, this is me, not UFC or whatever, Paddy Pimblett’s faceoff, I’ll give you an example.

“The heavyweights, Blaydes and (Aspinall) did 203K views on my Instagram. Paddy Pimblett’s faceoff did 1.7 million, isn’t that crazy?”

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

In response to the comparison made by White, Pimblett labelled himself as the new kid on the block. 

The 27-year-old said: “He knows what he's talking about, he does, doesn't he?

“He's not wrong and he got me onto that, I actually went back and looked at the some of the [Instagram] reels because he mentioned 'look at the numbers' and I went and looked at the numbers.

“My reels were getting more than any of them.

“I told you, I'm the new kid on the block. I'm the new main man and the numbers reflect that.” 

Pimblett even spoke about his hopes of fighting McGregor at Anfield in the future. 

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

He said on Submission Radio back in August of 2021: “I’ll be honest, it’s the one who tarnished his own legacy. An Irishman versus a Scouser.

“I feel like that would be f*****g rowdy. That would be next level. It would be ridiculous, to be honest.

“McGregor is a money type of guy. And fighting an Anfield in front of like 60-70,000 people is where the money’s at. So, that’s why I could see that happening.

“But anyone. It doesn’t matter. Like, I’m going to be that big of a star that you could f*****g put me in there against a hobo and I’d fill it out.”

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@BasedBenMMA

Topics: UFC, Conor McGregor, Paddy Pimblett

Marcus Chan
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