UFC London: Paddy Pimblett looked unrecognisable on Cage Warriors debut without iconic haircut

  • Tom Ward

UFC star Paddy Pimblett looked completely unrecognisable with much shorter hair than what we’re used to seeing him with in the Octagon.

In a newly resurfaced video, the Liverpool MMA fighter who fights out of Next Generation MMA, can be seen making his debut for Cage Warriors.

Pimblett, then 18, bested Florian Calin over the course of three rounds at the Forum in London back in 2013.

The 27-year-old from Huyton won on a unanimous decision with the judges all scoring it in his favour.

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Obviously he was much younger back then but his bleach blonde hair was considerably darker and was much shorter than what fans are used to seeing now with an even shave all over his head.

Pimblett’s iconic haircut he is famed for having today was nowhere to be seen.

He was also sporting black and orange shorts that bore the logos of each of his sponsors.

The shorts, which were custom-made, are a far cry from the official Venum gear he wears today.

WATCH: Paddy Pimblett looks barely recognisable in this throwback clip

Check out the video below…

Pimblett, who is known as ‘Paddy the Baddy’, is currently set to take on Jordan Leavitt on the main card of UFC Fight Night 208 at the Indigo at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday night.

The Liverpudlian was originally fairly respectful towards his upcoming opponent, but now he wants to remove his head from his shoulders.

He told reporters: “I didn’t mind him before the fight got announced but he’s been talking all sorts of crazy s**t and he’s an absolute crab.

“Can’t throw a punch to save his life and he’s trying to talk s**t it’s mad.

“Can’t believe he’s talking about my opponents. That Trey Odgen, my nan’s dead and she’d finish him.

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“He’s p****d me off. I didn’t mind him when the fight got announced. I really didn’t mind him.

“He’s just got a load of followers, his followers have nearly tripled just because people don’t like me.

“He can talk all this s***e all he wants but he knows full well when that cage door gets shut I’m going to come out and I’m going to take his head home with me.

“I’ve never really been p****d off leading up to a fight. Vendramini and Vargas were pretty respectful as I was to them. But he’s a little maggot and I’m going to proper batter him for it.

“I’ve never come into a fight wanting to hurt my opponent and I’m going to hurt him.

“If I get the chance I’m going to split him open with elbows or rearrange his face.”

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