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Paddy Pimblett rubbishes robbery claims, says people just hate him

LockerRoom Team
12 December 2022

The response to Paddy Pimblett's victory at UFC 282 from fans and the media was not something that the English MMA star expected.

Before reporters informed Pimblett that the outcome was being referred to as a "robbery," he had little opportunity to celebrate the unanimous decision win over Jared Gordon. Speaking after the win, Pimblett noted that he is a bit annoyed due to the fact that everyone is calling it a robbery.

“I’m bit annoyed after people saying they thought I lost. I’m pretty annoyed, to be honest. But I’m 4-0 in the UFC – haters going to hate, you’ve got to get on with it,” he said in the post-fight interview.

Pimblett entered the Las Vegas stadium as the event's breakout star, receiving a walkout meant for headliner status and was applauded by thousands of spectators, many of whom were sporting Pimblett wigs.

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The crowd roared as Pimblett's t29-28 victory was announced, however some jeers could be heard. Whatever the divide was in favour of and against him, the U.K. celebrity could not escape the fact that the judgement was unanimous.

“It’s not as thought it was a split decision victory, But I’ll be honest, I thought I won the first two, and I took the third round off. It’s my own stupid fault – you should never take a round off, thinking you’re two rounds up. It goes without saying,” he said in the interview.

He further went on to talk about how the scoring works in MMA fights.

“Nowadays, fights get scored off damage, and I’ve got a cut lip, that’s it. I did more damage in every single round. His face is beat up. He’s got a busted nose. He’ had a little cut on his head, he had damage around his eyes,” he said.

When concluding, he added that all the buzz is because people just hate him.

“I think that’s just because people hate me,” he said.

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