Like Sean O’Malley, Paddy Pimblett is just not keen to combat a ranked opponent with out a rise in pay.
O’Malley turned heads when he claimed that his stage of competitors hasn’t elevated since he will get paid the identical for each opponent and Pimblett (17-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) seems to have an identical mentality.
The former Cage Warriors champion burst into the UFC scene in September when he knocked out Luigi Vendramini within the first spherical for one of the memorable promotional debuts in historical past. The charismatic Scouser’s recognition and social media following skyrocketed and only one bout into his four-fight deal, Pimblett’s worth has vastly elevated.
When requested if he could be involved in getting fast-tracked, Pimblett mentioned not if the numbers don’t match the magnitude of the combat.
“No, I think they’ll do the opposite,” Pimblett mentioned on the “Anything Goes with James English” podcast. They rushed Till and it’s hindered him the place look what they’re doing with O’Malley. Slowly, however absolutely he’s combating totally different individuals, totally different individuals.”
He continued, “F*ck that, I’m not fighting a top 10 on the money I’m on, lad. Nick Peet was saying he’d like to see me against Tony Ferguson and, lad, I’d like to see me against Tony Ferguson, but not on the contract I’m on now. F*ck that. Get paid that money to fight Tony Ferguson, lad. Yeah, he’s still one of the best 155’ers in the world, lad. I want f*cking six figures, lad, then I’m fighting him.”
Both O’Malley and Pimblett have discovered methods to achieve success out and in of the cage which has separated them from loads of different prospects. Pimblett, who’s already amassed 764,000 Instagram followers after only one octagon bout, not too long ago signed a “seven-figure deal” with Barstool Sports to be a model ambassador and content material creator.
Meanwhile, followers will get to see O’Malley in opposition to ranked opposition when he opens up the UFC 269 essential card in opposition to No. 15 bantamweight Raulian Paiva on Dec. 11.