Paddy Pimblett weighs himself on Steve-O's show and comes 50lb above fight weight as he admits eating disorder
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Paddy The Baddy thinks he may have an eating disorder after weighing 50lb over his fight weight on Steve-O's show. Watch below:
The UFC star made an appearance on Steve-O's Wild Ride! podcast, where he was brave enough to hop on the scales to see how much he's put on post-fight.
Pimblett's love of food is well known and the fighter is well aware of how easily he can put on the pounds.
The 27-year-old came in at 206.6lb, which is more than 50lb over the lightweight limit - Pimblett weighed 155lb a month ago.
"I’ve had party days, you know what I mean, I’ve been bad then. I got into gambling a little and I was bad with that," The Baddy said.
"I think now it’s moved on to food, I genuinely think I’m a food addict. I think I’ve got a bit of an eating disorder because of MMA.
"The weight cuts, dieting, I genuinely think I have a bit of an eating disorder. People when they go eat with me they are visibly shocked at how much I can eat."
However, the fighter was more than confident that he can drop back into weight for his next fight.
He said: "No fight on the schedule but I got my eye on the Dec. 10 card, It’s got me excited, to be honest, I haven’t been excited in a long time. If you share the Octagon the same night as Jon Jones you’re gonna be excited."
Dana White has previously issued his concern for the Liverpudlian, yet insisted he's a 'grown man' who can 'do whatever the hell he wants to do'.
The UFC president said: "It’s not good for you. We all know that.
"We know that fluctuating and cutting that much weight is very bad, and it definitely doesn’t prolong your career.
"It’s tough on your body and your organs and stuff like that, but listen: He’s a grown man.
"He can do whatever the hell he wants to do."
He admitted: "It makes it tough for us too, because when we’re in the matchmaking room, we want to throw together a fight, maybe we can throw him on a card in a month, a month-and-a-half, it hurts us too.
"We have to be very specific when we plan fights for him, because he’s nowhere near close to weight, and what you don’t want to do is put that kind of pressure to cut that much weight in that short amount of time."
If you've been affected by any of the issues in this article and would like to speak with someone in confidence, call the BEAT Eating Disorders helpline on 0808 801 0677. Helplines are open 365 days a year from 9am–8pm during the week, and 4pm–8pm on weekends and bank holidays. Alternatively, you can try the one-to-one webchat