UFC star Paddy the Baddy has said he ‘knows for a fact’ that he’ll be diabetic when he retires.
Paddy, whose surname is Pimbett, is known for his fluctuating weight between fights due to food binges, and back in April, was even issued a warning by fellow fighter Sean O'Malley over his weight gain.
Paddy has now admitted he’ll likely develop diabetes once his fighting career is behind him, adding: “But I get on with it.”
The fighter was speaking on Gary Neville’s YouTube show, The Overlap, when he opened up about his love of food, admitting he’d find it impossible to pick his all time favourite meal.
“Everyone asks me this but I can't pick my favourite meal,” Paddy explained, adding: “Pizza, pasta, Chinese food, salt and pepper chicken, wings, quadruple burgers. Desserts, chocolate fudge cake and cookie dough pies.”
The fighter then said: “I know for a fact when I retire that I'm going to be a diabetic, but I get on with it.”
Paddy also revealed that he’s able to lose weight quickly, despite what others might think about his appearance.
He continued: “People will say to me 'oh your fat' and they'll think I'll struggle [to make weight]. I've still got 14 and a half kilos to lose but that's nothing.
“About six weeks ago I was 93kg and I fight at 70kg, that was me being fat but it comes off of me fast. It was when I was in America drinking like three gallons of coke a day and eating around 7000 calories."
Paddy shot from 155lbs to 200lbs after his March win over Kazula Vargas when he went on an 11,000 calorie food binge.
Touching upon Paddy's weight gain, Sean said piling on the pounds would ‘catch up’ with the Merseyside fighter.
Speaking on his BrO’Malley podcast, O’Malley said that despite ‘talking s**t about each other on Twitch’, he and Paddy are ‘boys now’, but added: “With that being said, he cannot get that fat after each fight.”
O’Malley explained: “It's [Pimblett’s weight gain] going to catch up. It's going to f*****g catch up.”
He added: “I can't even talk, I get faded after my fights. So scratch that. On the weekends I get f****d up. I don't get fat. My weight doesn't get bad. Just being judgmental, we're on a podcast."
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Topics: UFC, Health, Food And Drink