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The meat between Paddy Pimblett and Ilia Topuria has been largely placed on the again burner. At one level, the 2 have been continuously arguing and there have been even face-to-face altercations. Whereas that dangerous blood nonetheless exists, the straightforward actuality is that the 2 are at totally different locations of their careers.
Topuria is likely one of the finest opponents right here and now. His dominating win over Josh Emmett final month possible earned him a title shot, and he may simply be the division’s finest hope to dethrone Alexander Volkanovski. In the meantime, Paddy Pimblett continues to be only a prospect, one who went by means of a contentious battle to the loss of life with Jared Gordon. The 2 appear to be on totally totally different ranges proper now.
…except you ask for “The Baddy!” Pimblett was far much less impressed than most when it got here to Topuria’s boxing masterclass, laughing at her efficiency and dissenting Emmett within the course of.
“Efficiency of the 12 months? He could not end somebody who’s going to retire quickly,” Pimblett stated (by way of MMAJunkie). “You’re kidding, aren’t you? Josh Emmett is 39, proper? In case you assume it was an important efficiency, then sure – however I might end Josh Emmett in my sleep.
He additionally supplied to educate The last word fighter reverse “The Matador,” which is a hilarious idea for a pair of younger fighters with barely 10 UFC fights between them.
Sneak diss recipient Emmett responded rapidly on Twitter. He supplied a lighthearted comeback for his “retirement battle”, full with a facepalm emoji.
If by any probability Pimblett vs. Emmett materializes, “The Baddy” higher study to tuck his chin!
Tomorrow night time after UFC London, former MMAmania pupil Andrew “Bulldog” Coyne will defend his A-1 battle belt on UFC Battle Go. To agree!
Daniel Cormier retains his title of “probably the most daddy man on the planet”, now and without end.
Khabib’s double leg flying knee combo is iconic.
Pointless Paul Craig comparability AND a enjoyable Paul Craig truth. “Bearjew” actually can beat or lose to any man on the roster any night time.
Right here is a photograph of Paul Craig at his final 205 weigh-in and right now’s 186 weigh-in. It has a unique angle and lighting, so it is utterly ineffective as a comparability, but it surely’s there. pic.twitter.com/tyHo6ZMHVM
—Oscar Willis (@oscarswillis) July 21, 2023
Successful three of the 4 talked about fights with a 0% takedown protection ranking is definitely fairly spectacular, however you’ll be able to guess Marc Diakiese could have his knees within the sleeves tomorrow night time…
Joel Alvarez – who will face Marc Diakiese tomorrow at #UFCLondon – has a defensive withdrawal charge of 0%.
Sure, actually each time somebody tried to take it down, they succeeded.
Alvarez gave up 6 takedowns:
— Luc Thomas ️♀️ (@lthomasnews) July 21, 2023
… Please do not let Mark Coleman battle once more.
Slips, tears and KO clips
Soar the guillotine with full guard like in 2003.
Individuals have underestimated Christian Lee as some of the entertaining MMA fighters on the planet. His fights are at all times electrical!
Following up the knockdown with a sneaky knee to the midsection is excessive degree trick.
The depth of human stupidity is incalculable.
Midnight Music: Bulldog’s walkout music!
Sleep effectively fools! Extra martial arts insanity is at all times on the way in which.