LONDON — Jonny Parsons referred to as out Paddy Pimblett after his win on Saturday, however that is truly not who he meant to struggle.
Parsons (9-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) gained his UFC debut at UFC Struggle Night time 224 in London with a second-round TKO of Danny Roberts (18-8 MMA, 7-7 UFC).
After the win, former middleweight champion Michael Bisping, now a UFC analyst, interviewed Parsons – and that is when he fumbled the decision for Pimblett as a substitute of Bellator free agent Michael Web page, who sat on the fringe of the cage.
“To be 100% sincere, I’ve legend Michael Bisping right here. He did not actually ask me any questions, he simply put the mic in entrance of me and I bought a bit choked up,” Parsons stated throughout his UFC Struggle Night time 224 post-fight press convention. ‘MVP’ is a free agent and there was discuss of him coming to the UFC to struggle.
“I would love to come back again to London and attempt to sleep a bit higher subsequent time. I do not assume ‘MVP’ can dangle on to wrestlers on this division, so I would like to offer the followers right here in London on the O2 an superior struggle. I believe me and ‘MVP’ can placed on a present for the general public, that is for positive.
Web page, one in all Bellator’s greatest stars and hailing from England, lately revealed that he has been combating for his contract and is at the moment exploring choices.
Parsons isn’t solely able to welcome Web page to the UFC, however he is additionally greater than okay if he has to do it in enemy territory.
“I have been there earlier than,” Parsons stated. “Nearly all of my fights, my beginner profession, have been all in Las Vegas. They’ve a reasonably strong beginner scene there. However as soon as I turned professional, they actually do not have regional professional fights in Las Vegas to construct your report. I used to be at all times going to different paces to struggle, so I am used to it. I fought in Hawaii twice, I fought in China, in Thailand, in different states. I am used to going into enemy territory. That is what we do.”
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