Paddy Pimblett reveals UFC fight that got him 'hooked' on mixed martial arts

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UFC star Paddy Pimblett has revealed the classic UFC fight that got him hooked on mixed martial arts.

Over the course of the last twelve months, Paddy Pimblett has exploded onto the scene in the UFC with big wins and an even bigger personality to go right along with it. ‘The Baddy’ knows how to get people talking and whether you love him or you hate him, it’s undeniable that the 27-year-old is must-see viewing whenever he steps foot into that Octagon.

Even when he walks to the cage it becomes an event in itself with his iconic walkout music leading to an absolute frenzy inside whatever arena he’s performing in.

Still, at this point in his career, it feels like there’s a long way to go before he reaches the top – but that doesn’t mean he’s only been around for a minute.

Pimblett spent years growing and developing as a mixed martial artist before first entering the sport as a professional. In fact, all the way back in 2009, it was a bout between Diego Sanchez and Clay Guida that managed to convince him to start training at the age of just 14.

“The fight what got me! This fight got me hooked on mma and I started training a few months later, as they say the rest is history”

The contest, which is now in the UFC Hall of Fame, saw Sanchez edge out Guida with a close-fought split decision triumph.

The Baddy is back

Paddy Pimblett is currently 2-0 in the Ultimate Fighting Championship thanks to a knockout win over Luigi Vendramini and a submission success against Kazula Vargas. In his next fight on July 23, he’ll return to the scene of the Vargas crime as he takes on Jordan Leavitt at the O2 Arena in London.

Dana White was so impressed with the UFC’s return to the English capital back in March that he opted to book another European venture with the fanfare around Pimblett likely playing a big role in his decision.

Can Liverpool’s favourite fighting son get the city of London bouncing once again?

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