As questions and concerns continue to rise over UFC lightweight star Paddy Pimblett (19-3) and how the fighter “balloons up” after a fight, the 27-year-old fighter from Liverpool, England, didn’t help his case after appearing on Steve-O’s Wild Ride on Wednesday.
While on the podcast, hosted by Jackass star Steve-O, Pimblett took to the scale and weighed in at 206.6 which is not only 50-pounds more than the lightweight limit of 156-pounds, but also exceeds the light heavyweight division’s 206-pound ceiling.
Despite seeing his own weight, Pimblett didn’t seem too concerned.
“If I had gotten on them scales tonight after we’ve went and ate and f****** watched the UFC — 210 [pounds], easy,” he said. “I get bloated, lad.”
Undefeated in the UFC octagon at 3-0, Pimblett has become one of the promotion’s biggest stars in a relatively short period of time. UFC President Dana White, among others, have commented on Pimblett’s drastic weight cuts, but “Baddy” continues to dismiss the concerns.
“If you ever find some of the pictures from my weight cuts years ago, I look terrible, lad. Like eyes rolling in my head,” Pimblett said.
“But our gym and our team have learned [from] mistakes of our past. Me and Molly [McCann] and a few of the older people in the gym have done the bad weight cuts to realize what we need to do, so none of the younger ones do that now. Nowadays it’s easy, lad — I’m mentally strong enough to do 25 pounds if I f****** need to.”
In his most recent outing at lightweight, Pimblett defeated Jordan Leavitt by way of second round submission at UFC London.
UFC London results:
Main Card (ESPN+ at 3 p.m. ET)
Curtis Blaydes defeated Tom Aspinall via TKO (injury) – Round 1, 0:15
Jack Hermansson defeated Chris Curtis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Paddy Pimblett defeated Jordan Leavitt via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:46
Nikita Krylov defeated Alexander Gustafsson via KO – Round 1, 1:07
Molly McCann defeated Hannah Goldy via TKO – Round 1, 3:52
Volkan Oezdemir defeated Paul Craig via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Preliminary Card (ESPN+ at 12 p.m. ET)
Ludovit Klein defeated Mason Jones via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Marc Diakiese defeated Damir Hadzovic via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Nathaniel Wood defeated Charles Rosa via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Jonathan Pearce defeated Makwan Amirkhani via TKO – Round 2, 4:10
Muhammad Mokaev defeated Charles Johnson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jai Herbert defeated Kyle Nelson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Victoria Leonardo defeated Mandy Bohm via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Nicolas Dalby defeated Claudio Silva via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
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