UFC London: Paddy Pimblett's weight loss journey is officially complete

Paddy The Baddy Weight Loss

Paddy Pimblett makes his return to the Octagon on Saturday night when he takes on 10-1-0 fighter Jordan Leavitt in London.

It’s the final fight on the card before the co-main event which pits Jack Hermansson against Chris Curtis before Curtis Blaydes and Tom Aspinall go toe-to-toe in the main event.

The Scouse lightweight was speaking on The Overlap with Gary Neville and admitted he wouldn’t have wanted to fight again so soon after his March victory over Rodrigo Vargas at the O2 Arena in London.

He’s known for his insane weight transformations when he piles the pounds on when he isn’t fighting before drastically losing it all and toning back up for fights. It’s incredible to see him do it repeatedly fight after fight.

Also talking on The Overlap, Pimblett listed off his favourite foods and it’s no surprise to see him struggle to maintain peak physical condition when not fighting, but he has admitted himself he’s not bothered to put that work in when there’s no bout.

At the weigh ins, Pimblett was in typical entertaining mood for the press and the cameras, announcing: “For everyone that tried to fat shame me and say I’d miss weight or f*****g what was it? Pull out? Kiss my a**.” He then pulled his boxers down and smacked his arse in front of the cameras to drive his point home.

Whether you love him or loath him, he’s one hell of a character and is great for UFC, getting people talking about the sport and always keeping us entertained with his antics and interviews.

On top of his entertaining personality, he’s incredibly humble and philanthropic, outlining his aims to make sure no child in Liverpool, his home city, will ever go hungry again.

His aim in his career is to make enough money to ensure he can prevent anyone in Liverpool having to use a food bank, what an aim. He clearly is an incredible person with his morals aligned perfectly despite his rapid rise to stardom.

He reached 203 pounds in April this year, but has managed to make the weight he needed, hitting the scales at 156 pounds, looking like an absolute unit once again.

The ability he’s shown to make the required weight so quickly shows how seriously he takes his career and his incredible dedication and self-control to get into such incredible shape in such a short space of time.

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