British UFC fighter Paddy Pimblett recently teamed up with the US Marine Corps for some demanding training while he waits for the announcement of his next fight’s date and opponent.
At Camp Pendleton in San Diego, ‘The Baddy’ was put through his paces before demonstrating to the best of America why he is one of the most highly regarded prospects in MMA.
Grappling with the Marines
Before someone suggested that he compete against the Marines in a winner-stays-on submission grappling competition, Pimblett taught his new friends a few techniques.
Pimblett holds a first-degree black belt in jiu-jitsu.
The Marines were easily handled by the 19-3 MMA fighter, who has nine submission victories to his credit. He used armbars, triangle chokes, guillotine chokes, and rear-naked chokes to make each Marine tap out one at a time.
“You’ve made me do a big crazy work circuit, then I’ve had to f****** roll with every one of you. What the f***, boys,” Pimblett said after tapping out 10 Marines.
“I was meant to be doing a three-mile run today, it’s not happening now. Lad, this has been one of my hardest workouts this week, you gang of big b*******.”
After a lengthy trip to the United States, Pimblett is now back in Liverpool and will soon start getting ready for his next fight.
Paddy Pimblett’s US Trip
This involved meeting Steve-O, a Jackass actor and ardent MMA fan, and receiving a new Rolex watch from Drake.
In San Diego, “The Baddy” defeated ten Marines in a row.
After being put to the test at Camp Pendleton, Pimblett canceled his upcoming workout.
Between training camps for fights, the 27-year-old is renowned for his love of fast food.
He recently disclosed that his weight had risen to 206.6 pounds, more than 50 pounds above the 156-pound lightweight limit at which he had just fought Jordan Leavitt.
When Pimblett submitted Leavitt at UFC London on July 23 at the O2 Arena, he triumphed over the hardest test of his UFC career.
No mercy was shown by Pimblett, not even when he jokingly requested a draw.
Before that, he won consecutive first-round finishes and a large following, establishing himself as one of the most promising young fighters on the UFC roster.
Pimblett has stated his intention to compete at UFC 282 on December 10 in Las Vegas.
Because of worries about how much of his fight purse would be subject to taxes, he decided against competing in New York on November 12 with his teammate and friend, Molly McCann.
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