It is no secret that Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett’s weight fluctuates between fights, with many shocked when they see the Scouse fighter when he’s not in training for a fight.
The 27-year-old has become very popular due to his straight-talking and charismatic nature and has breathed new life into the UFC.
He appears to have the talent to match, with first round wins in both his UFC debut against Luigi Vendramini and his second fight against Kazulu Vargas in March of this year.
Pimblett featured on Gary Neville’s ‘The Overlap’ this week, with his close friend and fellow fighter Molly ‘The Meatball’ McCann.
The trio spoke about a number of things, but viewers were most intrigued by Neville’s dismay when discussing Pimblett’s weight fluctuation, as can be seen in this video.
Pimblett fights as a lightweight, with his fighting weight being 70kg. However, he explains to Neville how he got up to 93kg following his last fight in March.
At the time of recording the episode, Pimblett explained that he was 85.2kg that morning; which shows that the training for his fight with Jordan Leavitt on July 23 is well underway.
Neville asks Pimblett and McCann if they ever struggle to make weight for their fights, to which Pimblett replied: “No. We’ve struggled in the past when we’ve been unprofessional about it, but now we’re very professional about it.”
Pimblett went on to say: “I’ve still got 14-and-a-half kilos to lose,” to which Neville is visibly shocked. McCann also explained that the weight “just melts off him.”
Neville raises the point that it may become more difficult to lose the weight so drastically as Pimblett gets older, which is definitely something to keep an eye out for.
For now, though, it seems that, despite getting to 23kg above fighting weight after his March victory and consuming 11,000 calories the Monday after that fight, Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett will shed the remaining weight prior to entering the Octagon on the 23rd.
Will ‘The Baddy’ continue his undefeated start to life in the UFC, or will Leavitt prevail?