Paddy Pimblett made an impressive promotional debut at UFC Vegas 36 as he stopped Luigi Vendramini and earned himself a performance of the night bonus in the process.
Pimblett, who improved his record to 17-3 with the win, noted in the post-fight interview that he proved everyone wrong with his win.
“It was never going to go wrong. This is my destiny. I can’t help myself. I like fighting. It’s pretty stupid, because it can go wrong, but it didn’t go wrong,” he said (H/T MMA Fighting).
He further went on to add that Luigi was the fourth opponent that the UFC offered to him while noting that he would love to fight in England next.
“Luigi Vendramini was the fourth name I got put forward to me for this fight. Every other name I got put to me I said yeah. I’ll never say no to a fight. I’m not a b*tchass. Whatever name gets put to me on the contract, I’m going to sign it. I don’t care if they’re ranked or not ranked or where they’re from, or where it is, if it’s in their backyard. If it’s in their backyard, everyone will start going sick when I walk out anyway. That’s just what I do. But as Dana said ... he said honorable mention to Paddy the Daddy. He knows it will be fun going back to England with this kid. ... November or December, let’s get a show in England, and let’s blow the roof off,” Paddy added.
A former Cage Warriors Champion, Paddy concluded by saying that he proved to everyone that he is a well-rounded fighter.
“People think I’m a grappler, and I’ve just shut everyone up. I can strike. I can grapple. I can wrestle. I’ve got the personality, I’ve got the look. The new king’s here, lad,” he concluded.
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