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A self-proclaimed food-lover, it's safe to say Paddy Pimblett likes indulging in life’s finer things.
Sometimes that means he may put on a few kilos here and there in between fights, and although we’re only three weeks removed from his last fight Pimblett is well and truly in holiday mode.
The UFC fan favourite fought in the lightweight category at UFC Fight Night 208 just three weeks ago, weighing in at 155 pounds.
Paddy Pimblett is currently 200 lbspic.twitter.com/hmAzcwzHG0— MMA mania (@mmamania) August 13, 2022
However, he made a guest appearance at UFC San Diego and revealed that he'd stacked on a bit of weight since then.
When asked about his current weight, he replied: “I’m about 200 (pounds).”
Adding: “I don’t know (if it’s normal). You could say that, you could not say that.”
In three weeks he’s put on about 45 pounds (20kg).
Look, we know how much Paddy loves his food, but that’s some serious eating being done by the Scouse hero – then again, when you're the UFC's new cash cow, why wouldn't you enjoy the finer things in life?
Full credit to him, for the criticism he has faced for putting on weight in between fights, he admits that he enjoys living life while he’s still young.
He added: “When I’m a little older and I start fighting ranked opponents, I will keep my weight down, but for now, I enjoy putting on a little chub rub on.”
Pimblett famously laid out his motto after UFC London, where he turned up to the post-fight press conference getting stuck into some pizza.
Pimblett quipped: "I'd rather be fat and happy than ripped.
"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."
Probably the best philosophy to live by.
As for what’s next for Paddy, the Brit has been targeted by the likes of Terrance McKinney and Drew Dober, with many wanting a piece of 'The Baddy'.
He said: “Everyone wants to fight me, lad.
“They all got less than 100,000 followers, and I’m at 1.8 million or something. That’s why they want to fight me. I’m also not a very scary dude. I don’t look that intimidating, lad. So people think, ‘Oh, I can beat him.’ And when you get in the cage with me, and you’ve got to solve the puzzle, you can’t.”
For Paddy, he’s eyeing a certain venue for his next UFC date.
“I think I’m going to fight in Vegas,” Pimblett said.
“That’s what I’m hoping. I’ve seen the card get slated for December 10.”