Paddy Pimblett Wants Big Money Fight Next: ‘Add A Few More Zeroes To My Contract’
In just two fights in the octagon, Paddy Pimblett has already made a name for himself, and now the English man is striving to land a hefty contract for himself in the promotion.
Pimblett (18-3-0, 6 KO’s) made his second appearance in the octagon this past week at UFC Fight Night. ‘The Baddy’ survived an early flurry from the resolute Mexican, Rodrigo “Kazula” Vargas but Pimblett was able to hold his end and brought the fight to the mat.
Vargas was guilty of giving his back to the English man which resulted in his demise. Pimblett slipped in a rear-naked choke and forced the tap.
Pimblett has had an impressive run in the UFC so far.
The Liverpool-native has made his intentions clear that he is more money-oriented and wants a handsome contract next after his impressive display at the O2 Arena.
“No, lad. I wouldn’t take a Top 15 fight [next]. I’ll be honest, I wouldn’t,” Pimblett said.
“Add a few more zeroes to my contract and then I will. I think I proved tonight that I earned a new contract. Not this little standard one.”
On “The Dave Portnoy Show,” Pimblett revealed how much he made in his latest win.
“Yup, $12k and $12k,” Pimblett said. “Yeah, and then the bonus.”
Fellow Englishwoman Molly McCann also revealed how much she much after her KO/TKO victory over Luana Carolina.
“I think it was $40k and $40k.”
“That’s my eighth fight,” McCann explained. “Paddy will probably get paid more than me with his next deal, though.”
Heading into his fight with Vargas, Pimblett ran into Ilia Topuria at UFC’s hotel lobby. The footage revealed that the two exchanged punches and a hand sanitizer bottle before being separated.
The brawl could set up a potential fight between the two in the octagon in the future. Topuria also had a successful outing as he finished Jai Herbert with a vicious knockout in the second round.
“I’ll give him his due, it was a good knockout, it was a very good knockout,” Pimblett added. “Especially after taking that head kick in the first round. But if I hit him with that head kick, I finish him.”
Pimblett could be the next big star coming from Britain but it’s still very early to say that he can reach the same heights as Bisping’s or McGregor’s. But with his bold sayings and the confidence he carries to the octagon, one thing is for sure he will be attracting more audiences while moving forward in his UFC career.