Paddy The Baddy Has Started Dieting After Stepping On Scales And Seeing He's 'Heavier Than He Thought'
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Paddy 'The Baddy' Pimblett has revealed he's started dieting after stepping onto the scales and realising he was ‘heavier than he thought’.
But it seems the UFC fighter is hoping to cut back slightly after revelling in his victory, telling Dave Schmulenson - aka The Schmo - that he's put himself on a diet after weighing himself.
Schmulenson said: "It looks like you lost a little bit of weight over the past couple of days or so – The Schmo anticipated you being a true balloon right now, man. You enjoying life?"
Pimblett replied: "Still a bit of a balloon, like, I’m not gonna lie.
"I mean, I’m a bit heavy. I got on the scales yesterday and [I was] a bit heavier than I thought I was gonna be to be honest."
He said he thought someone else was ‘messing with the scales’, adding: “But nope. Diet started yesterday."
Later in the interview, Schmulenson also asked what Pimblett made of Logan Paul calling him out.
"He knows who will put bums on seats, lad," Pimblett told him.
"I can’t see him mentioning anyone else. I know he’s a lot bigger than me, but I don’t think it really matters to be honest. I think I’d submit him quite easily and quite quickly.
"But you never know, anything can happen in a fight. But if Logan Paul does ever want the fight, I’m open to hearing what numbers he’s coming at us with."
After Pimblett said he wanted to 'fill out a stadium' with 50-60,000 people, Schmulenson asked: "If the UFC, hypothetically, were to return this summer hypothetically do you think you’d be fighting on that card?"
Pimblett replied: "Yeah, that’s more than likely. I reckon so. That’s half the reason why I’m on a diet now!"
Fans were not shy in pointing out his weight gain following his first UFC win against Luigi Vendramini in September 2021.
Speaking about whether he'd be doing the same after beating Vargas last month, he told Daily Star Sport: "I had a little two weeks off last time, but I'm getting back in the gym in the morning (24 March) so I won't be too fat."
Pimblett did, however, allow himself a cheat day, adding: "[But] I eat so many calories it's unbelievable. On Monday I actually gauged what I ate.
"I had 10,700 calories. And that's without me doing a food challenge. That's just be being a fat b******."
Sounds absolutely dreamy, let's face it.
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