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Paddy Pimblett has ‘Conor McGregor vibe’ and could fight next on PPV, says UFC president Dana White

cfu President Dana White said Paddy Pimblet has a ‘Conor McGregor vibe’ and will likely fight on a pay-per-view next time around.

Liverpudlian Pimblett is 3-0 in the UFC with three stoppage wins, having recently submitted Jordan Leavitt to UFC London last Saturday. The 27-year-old was the star of the show at the O2 Arena, as it was in marchand followed up his victory with a hard-hitting talk about men’s mental health.

Pimblett claimed after the fight that he would not fight at The O2 again, calling the 17,000-seat venue “too small” and saying his next fight would likely be on a UFC pay-per-view. The Liverpool FC fan also dreams of fighting on his club’s Anfield ground.

“This kid…to talk about championship stuff right now is a little too early, but he’s got that Conor McGregor vibe,” White said at a Tuesday press conference.

“When it comes out, when it’s in the arena, the way the fans receive it, the way the media covers it, the way people looking for content…

“I want to show you something, it’s pretty amazing. On my Instagram – it’s me, not UFC or whatever – the main event showdown, heavyweight [Curtis] Blaydes and [Tom Aspinall] made 203,000 views on my Instagram. Paddy Pimblett’s faceoff made 1.7 million. Isn’t that crazy?

“I think what we do next is we take it to Boston or New York and it ends up on pay-per-view and then you take it to Vegas.”

Pimblett won his UFC debut last year by knocking out Luigi Vendramini in the first round, before submitting Rodrigo Vargas in the first round in March and similarly beating American Leavitt with a rear naked choke.

Paddy Pimblett has ‘Conor McGregor vibe’ and could fight next on PPV, says UFC president Dana White

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