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Paddy Pimblett says he wants to 'punch Bruno Fernandes' head in' during interview

Paddy Pimblett says he wants to 'punch Bruno Fernandes' head in' during interview

Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett will be in action against Tony Ferguson this weekend

Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett has revealed that he wants to punch Bruno Fernandes’ head in.

The 28-year-old UFC star will be back in the octagon this weekend as he is part of a stacked UFC 296.

Pimblett will be fighting against American Tony Ferguson, before the headline fight between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington.

Ahead of the bout, Pimblett was being interviewed by TNT Sports and were given three footballers that he would train with, fight and avoid.

When told the three footballers were Erling Haaland, Bruno Fernandes and Jordan Pickford, Liverpool fan Pimblett said: “Train with Haaland, punch Fernandes’ head in and avoid Pickford.”

This is not the first time Pimblett has been faced with a football-related question. Back in 2022, he was asked which footballer he would like to fight most.

He told Ray Parlour and Alan Brazil on Pub Talk, via Sportskeeda: “Last season, when he first got signed, it was Bruno Fernandes because of how overrated he was.

“But now, it's Bernardo Silva. I don't know anyone who likes Bernardo Silva... He is a horrible wrong'un. He's a piece of sh*t, yeah. That time when they gave us a guard of honor and he just stood there.”

Ahead of the bout this weekend, Pimblett was in fine form as he took aim at Ferguson during the press conference.

He said: “I can’t believe you’ve actually got a suit on, lad. Every other day you are like an eight-year-old who has dressed himself for the first time. You look like a f****** idiot!

“Put the mic down, with your s**** watch on. Did you get that watch out of a Kinder Egg? You f****** bum!”

However, Ferguson is confident that he can get the job done when the pair meet inside the octagon on Saturday night in the United States.

The American said: “It's going to go the way I want. I’ve already visualized it, I've trained my ass off, I don't see this kid beating me.

“He's worried about me blocking him on Instagram, sensitive little b******. Wait until you get cut, see your own blood, you're gonna run out of the cage back to mummy.”

Featured Image Credit: Getty/TNT Sports

Topics: Paddy Pimblett, Manchester United, Bruno Fernandes, Football, UFC, MMA