Paddy Pimblett's next fight: Terrance McKinney calls dibs after latest win


UFC star Terrance McKinney has called for a main event showdown against Paddy Pimblett after his win last weekend.

In the last few years we’ve seen a handful of exciting new faces burst onto the scene in the UFC, but you could certainly make an argument that Terrance McKinney and Paddy Pimblett are both up there with the best of them. The two lightweight hotshots have both done a pretty good job of turning Dana White’s head, to the point whereby it’s hard to deny that they’re on track to make it into the top 15 sooner rather than later.

More often than not, in a situation like this, the promotion would want to keep them apart in order to build them both up individually – but that’s not what Terrance McKinney has in mind.

After submitting Erick Gonzalez to get back in the win column on Saturday night, ‘T Wrecks’ took to the microphone during his interview with Michael Bisping and called out the Scouse sensation.

“I wanna fight on either the October card with Charles Oliveira or Madison Square Garden. Paddy the Baddy, where you at baby! The fans want it, let’s get it!”

In his post-fight press conference, McKinney went into more detail about why he wants that fight.

“I think it’s just right, man,” McKinney said. “The fans will love it. I think it’s just about time for us to clash. It’s just a matter of time. Even if it’s not this year, it’s going to come. Me and Paddy will headline a [UFC show]. It’s going to be a sellout fight.

“I need the crowd, man. I’m like Goku. I need the spirit bomb. Give me that energy. I need the crowd, Dana [White]. Come on.”

Paddy’s journey

While McKinney has tasted defeat in the UFC after his crazy encounter with Drew Dober back in March, the same can’t be said for Paddy Pimblett.

The 27-year-old is 3-0 since joining the promotion with finishes over Luigi Vendramini, Kazula Vargas and most recently, Jordan Leavitt at UFC London.

Pimblett is expected to take some time off before returning towards the end of the year and after he ruled out heading to Madison Square Garden, you’d have to think the December card in Las Vegas will appeal to the UFC.

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