Conor McGregor vs Paddy Pimblett: Infographic mocks comparisons

Paddy Pimblett vs Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor is an all-time great of the Octagon, with Paddy Pimblett beginning a similar meteoric rise through the UFC ranks.

Unsurprisingly, comparisons are being made between the pair given their similar rapid rising to stardom and given the fact they’re both polarising figures from the UK.

One key comparison is comparing the early fights both fighters took, with both winning all of their opening fights in the Octagon.

Notorious started his career with the UFC by winning against Marcus Brimage via tactical knockout and then winning via decision against Max Holloway.

After that he took on Diego Brandao where he won via tactical knockout once again before beating Dustin Poirier via the same method in the first of their trilogy fights.

Despite such a good start, Notorious has lost three out of his last four fights, including his last bout over a year ago when he broke his leg in defeat to Poirier in their third fight.

Since then he hasn’t stepped foot in the Octagon and still doesn’t have a return date. However, that seems just a matter of time away now given the fact he’s back in full training and looking towards his return.

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It’ll be a completely different landscape now, with the likes of Pimblett becoming a major name in the sport despite his short career to date.

He’s only had three fights in the UFC, with him admitting he wants his fourth fight in December this year in America.

He opened up with a knockout victory over Luigi Vendramini before forcing Rodrigo Vargas to submit earlier this year.

Last week he made it three from three when he made Jordan Leavitt submit at the O2 in London in the biggest night of his career to date, although that will be topped sooner rather than later.

It appears to be a no contest when comparing the calibre of opening opponents, with the likes of Holloway and Poirier.

Paddy the Baddy still has a fourth fight to try and level the list out slightly, but we still don’t know who his next opponent will be, although he’s likely to still be a long way off the big players in his division.

Whilst Pimblett is clearly a star in the making, comparing him to one of the all-time greats seems a bit premature with only three fights under his belt, however, there’s nothing to suggest he can’t follow in McGregor’s footsteps and become one of the best in the business.

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