Paddy Pimblett Says There’s No ‘Rocket Science’ To Cutting Weight Ahead Of UFC 282 Fight
Even though Paddy Pimblett is notorious for gaining a lot of weight in between fights, the UFC lightweight always seems to find time to work out before his planned octagon appearances.
Pimblett published a video on his official YouTube account detailing his weight loss strategy.
This time, he has to shed almost 50 pounds before his battle with Jared Gordon at UFC 282 later this month.
“There’s no rocket science to it,” said Pimblett.
“It’s not hard. Get yourself in a calorie deficit. Why do you think I get so fat? Because I’ve got to go from eating 1,500 to 2,000 calories a day to eating 8,000 a day. That’s why the weight piles on and that’s why it comes off so easy.”
“Last camp was one of the worst camps of my life.”
“The day I got back from America, I had, like, seven weeks to make weight. The UFC just announced that [London] date and I was like, ‘I’m going to have to fight on it, aren’t I?’ It’s in the O2. I had seven weeks to lose, like, 20 kilos [approximately 44 pounds], and I did it.
“Where I’m at now, I’ve got, like, nine kilos [approximately 20 pounds] to lose,” continued Pimblett. “I’ve done more than that overnight. I’ve done 8.4 kilos [approximately 18 pounds] overnight before, I can do nine kilos in four weeks.”
He has already held three fights in the UFC and earned three finishes, including two first-round finishes.
Now it is time for him to fight with Renzo Gracie’s Jiu-Jitsu student, Gordon.
Gordon is a very experienced UFC fighter with seven victories on his resume and four defeats.
He suffered losses against former UFC champion Charles Oliveira, one of the best BJJ fighters, Diego Ferreira and great prospect Grant Dawson.
Still, he is on a winning streak after defeating one of the best BJJ fighters Leonardo Santos.