Paddy Pimblett has claimed a fight against Conor McGregor would break all the UFC pay-per-view records.
Since arriving in the UFC from Cage Warriors in 2021, Pimblett has made waves in the world of MMA. He has gone 3-0 in the organisation and is now fighting in the co-main event spot of a UFC pay-per-view card.
Due to his rapid rise in fame and his outgoing personality, comparisons have been drawn between him and McGregor. There’s no doubt that a fight between the two lightweights would be electric, but Pimblett believes that it could break the pay-per-view record.
“It would be the biggest pay-per-view that the UFC has ever seen, like put it that way, goes without saying,” Pimblett said in an interview with ESPN.
McGregor hasn’t fought since July of last year when he horrifically broke his leg against Dustin Poirier. If you follow his Instagram, you may have noticed that he has bulked up since then. Pimblett acknowledged this and stated he would move up a weight division to accommodate the Irishman.
“I think when Conor comes back, he’ll be fighting at 170 (pounds),” Pimblett said. “He’ll struggle to make 155 now to be honest. He’s looking big. But I respect Conor, you know what I mean? What he’s done for this sport, he’s done a lot more than most of the people that have done this sport, and I think he gets a bad rep, like he doesn’t get the respect he deserves.”
“No brainer, you know what I mean? Anybody that says no to fight Conor is an idiot, simple as that. I bet you (Rafael dos Anjos) regrets pulling out of that fight years ago. Bet you that’s the biggest regret of his life.”
If Pimblett can win against Jared Gordon next weekend, his stock will once again skyrocket. Making a fight between the two more likely.
Would you pay to watch these two go at it?