Paddy Pimblett and Ilia Topuria butted heads today at the fighter hotel ahead of the UFC: London card this Saturday. Video above.
The two previously had beef after “The Baddy” Pimblett made a few derogatory remarks on Twitter with Georgian fighters.
If this guys thinks that this is somehow funny or appropriate then I don’t know what to say. My grandparents just like a lot of other innocent people were killed during the war. I feel ashamed that this kind of people represent our sport. @ufc pic.twitter.com/A2gCgcXD77
— Liana Jojua (@lianajojua) April 2, 2021
— Giorgi Kokiashvili 🇬🇪 ✊ 🇺🇦 (@iHeartGeorgius1) April 2, 2021
After crossing paths today, Topuria attacked Pimblett for his remarks on Georgians.
He tweeted the altercation on Twitter stating “this is what happens when you disrespect me and my country!”
I warned you! This is what happens when you disrespect me and my country! You saw me and wanted to greet me because you shit your pants… and you should thank my team because of it wasn’t for them separating me, I would have taken your head off. @theufcbaddy 🖕 pic.twitter.com/PEdPRNGH5n
— Ilia Topuria (@Topuriailia) March 15, 2022
Pimblett also posted the video with his own take on the altercation, calling Topuria a “p***y” and stating “Imagine trying to jump someone on their own with 5 of your boys & you dont land a single shot.”
Imagine trying to jump someone on their own with 5 of your boys & you dont land a single shot & get a bottle of hand sanitizer bounced off your head 😂😂you little🤡🍄don’t try to act big like you did something when you💩your pants pretending ur boys was holding u back🤣🤣🤣pussy https://t.co/b5NOEyDu3Y
— Paddy The Baddy (@theufcbaddy) March 15, 2022
Come Saturday, Topuria (11-0) will face off with Jai Herbert while Pimblett (17-3) is set to face Rodrigo Vargas.
UFC London fight card:
Alexander Volkov vs. Tom Aspinall – 265 lbs
Arnold Allen vs. Dan Hooker – 145 lbs
Paddy Pimblett vs. Rodrigo Vargas – 155 lbs
Gunnar Nelson vs. Takashi Sato – 170 lbs
Molly McCann vs. Luana Carolina – 125 lbs
Jai Herbert vs. Ilia Topuria – 155 lbs
Mike Grundy vs. Makwan Amirkhani – 145 lbs
S. Abdurakhimov vs. Sergei Pavlovich – 265 lbs
Nikita Krylov vs. Paul Craig – 205 lbs
Jack Shore vs. Timur Valiev – 135 lbs
Elise Reed vs. Cory McKenna – 115 lbs
Nathaniel Wood vs. Vince Morales – 135 lbs
Muhammad Mokaev vs. Cody Durden – 125 lbs
As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.