UFC lightweight Paddy Pimblett participated in a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program workout alongside Marines at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California on August 26.
Pimblett recently became an advocate for mental health and suicide awareness, encouraging those struggling to seek resources and spoke with the Marines about the struggles he has faced.
Social media accounts for the Marines posted the photos of the experience along with information for those who may be struggling.
“Dial 988 for the suicide and crisis line. Service members, veterans, and their families can also reach the crisis line at 800-273-8255 and press 1 – or by texting – 838255. To chat confidentially, visit the link in our bio. Your command Chaplain is always available to talk.”
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Pimblett has become subject of headlines as of late because of his rapid fluctuation in weight. After competing at 155-pounds, Pimblett reveals that he can often weigh more than 200 pounds when not in competition.
“I’m about 200 (pounds). I don’t know (if it’s normal). You could say that, you could not say that, Pimblett said at UFC San Diego… “When I’m a little older and I start fighting ranked opponents, I will keep my weight down, but for now, I enjoy putting on a little chub rub on.”
Pimblett (19-3) is undefeated inside the UFC octagon. The 27-year-old fighter from Liverpool, England recently defeated Jordan Leavitt at UFC London in July.
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