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UFC newcomer Paddy Pimblett thinks Khabib should not be in GOAT Discussion

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon09 August 2021

Paddy Pimblett is one of the latest additions to the UFC roster. The former Cage Warriors star signed with UFC earlier this year and now, he is in the news for expressing his views about the MMA GOAT discussion.

During an interview with MMA on Point, Paddy noted that former UFC Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov should ideally not be in the GOAT Discussion. He further went on to add that Jon Jones and Georges St. Pierre have records that make them great.

“He (Jon Jones) is the GOAT, lad. He’s done some stupid sh** over the years. But it just shows how good he is – That he was doing all that stupid sh** and was still beating the who’s who of light heavyweight contenders. Anyone that says he’s not the GOAT is brain-dead to me, you know what I mean. Like, look at the names he beat. Beat Shogun for the belt, Rashad, Rampage, Machida, Gustafsson twice, Cormier twice. I mean, when you look at the names, how anyone can say he’s not the GOAT is just,” Paddy noted (transcription via SportsKeeda).

He backed up his point about Khabib by saying that the Russian MMA star has only defeated ‘three decent people’.

"Like, yeah, GSP is another one who’s up there. Anderson Silva in his prime. Khabib only beat like three decent people. I don’t understand how people can say Khabib is the GOAT, lad. I just don’t get it,” he added.

Paddy is currently 16-3 in his professional MMA career and is expected to make his UFC debut in the month of September. What do you think of the claim from Paddy? Let us know in the comment section of the article below.

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