Conor McGregor Open To Fighting Paddy Pimblett In The Future
Conor McGregor, the first-ever UFC double champion, attended Bellator 275 held in Dublin, Ireland on Friday. Many fighters were fighting from his gym.
McGregor hasn’t been inside the UFC octagon since losing to Dustin Poirier in July, suffering two losses in a row and a broken tibia. McGregor is still recovering after that injury and aims to come back in the summer, and there’s been much speculation who he’ll return against.
“He’s a good kid Paddy,” McGregor said.
“The Scousers. You’ve got to love the Scousers. You know my father was born in Liverpool, one side of my family is from there. So I’ve got a lot of love for that part of the world. And, who knows? You know, I will never say no to anything. Do you know what I mean? Never say never as they say.”
McGregor’s latest victory was against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246 two years ago, but he never celebrated victory inside the octagon since that moment.
Paddy Pimblett (17-3-0, 1-0 in the UFC) is a rising prospect.
He is a former Cage Warrior champion, just like McGregor, and held only one battle in the UFC.
The 27-year-old fighter will share the octagon with Rodrigo Vargas on March 19, which will be held in his home country of the United Kingdom.