UFC’s rising lightweight talent Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett has recently talked about his unique nickname, which he got from his coach. Paddy has revealed that it was his coach who accidentally gave him this unique nickname, and that has now stuck with him for a long time. But Pimblett seems to be in love with the ‘Baddy’ word as it perfectly fits in with his character.
Now ahead of his fight at UFC 282, Paddy Pimblett has opened up on how exactly he got the nickname ‘Baddy’ and why he feels it is perfect for him. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto asked Paddy Pimblett about his nickname Paddy ‘The Baddy’. He asked Paddy when was the first time his coach called him ‘Baddy’
Replying to that, Paddy said, “It was my amateur fight. The coach just literally turned around and said that. Like one of the lads who now funnily enough does my food prep company for me, Joel. The announcer said you got any nickname and then he asked Paddy what’s your nickname is. I haven’t got one, and I went to work out of the room. Paul remembered me coach being my coach since I was 15, never had a definite coach, and said uh Paddy The Baddy Pimblett. He looked at me and I just went yeah that was it yeah.”
Brett Okamoto asked Paddy Pimblett when he felt that the nickname was perfect for him and suited his natural character.
“it was always meant to be I mean because couldn’t be anything else now could they like you’ve got to have a killer nickname yeah you’ve just got it up a killer nickname with mine and Molly’s proper standout and you know all these people with all that’s trying to think of some nicknames for the just very generic I mean like they don’t stand out yeah like it’s that simple”
Paddy Pimblett wants to steal the show at UFC 282
Paddy Pimblett is now heading into one of the most important fights in his life. He will be facing Jared Gordon on 10 December 2022 at UFC 282. This fight is the co-main event of that night with the main spot being headlined by the vacant light-heavyweight title fight between former champ Jan Blachowicz taking on top contender Magomed Ankalaev. This fight is an important opportunity for Paddy Pimblett to make a statement and move ahead into the already stacked lightweight division of the UFC.
Paddy is 19-3 in his MMA career and 3-0 in the UFC. He made his UFC debut against Luigi Vendramini and secured himself a first-round KO win. This set the tone for his UFC career. He then went on to score a first-round submission win over Rodrigo Vargas. Then a second-round submission win over Jordan Leavitt. Heading into his fourth UFC fight, Paddy Pimblett looks very confident and will be looking to make a statement.