‘I’m going to be greater than him’: Paddy Pimblett says he’s flattered by comparisons to Conor McGregor however believes he can be extra impactful in UFC than the Irishman forward of his bout with Rodrigo Vargas
- Paddy Pimblett says he’s flattered to be in comparison with Conor McGregor
- The Liverpudlian has drawn comparisons to McGregor as a result of his character
- However Pimblett believes he’ll ultimately be a much bigger fighter than the Irishman
- The 27-year-old will struggle Rodrigo Vargas on UFC Combat Night time 204 on the 02 Area
Paddy Pimblett says he’s flattered by comparisons to Conor McGregor however believes he’ll ultimately be the larger star.
The Liverpudlian fighter is about to make his return to the octagon when he takes on Rodrigo ‘Kazula’ Vargas in a light-weight contest on UFC Combat Night time 204 in London.
Pimblett, as a result of his flamboyant character, has drawn comparisons to McGregor. However the 27-year-old believes he’ll make a much bigger influence than the Irishman as he’ll ‘carry so many extra eyes to this sport’.
Liverpudlian fighter Paddy Pimblett (pictured) has drawn comparability to Conor McGregor
He mentioned: ‘It’s a flattering praise (to be in contrast with him) due to what the person has performed for the game.
‘He’s the largest star the game’s ever seen, however I do know I’m going to be greater than him as a result of I’m going to carry so many extra eyes to this sport.
‘The place he introduced 20-odd-year-olds to the game, I’m going to carry 4, 5, six, seven, eight-year-olds into this sport who’re going to be MMA followers for the remainder of their lives.
‘We’re going to take over boxing within the subsequent 10 years. Watch. I simply resonate with youngsters and youngsters love me. I’m not head shaved, a great deal of tattoos, I’m simply me. I’m not attempting to be one thing I’m not and I feel youngsters like that in addition to older folks.’
Pimblett believes he’ll draw a much bigger viewers and ultimately be greater than McGregor
McGregor (pictured) is taken into account to be probably the most entertaining UFC fighters ever
Saturday’s struggle on the 02 Area is on the undercard to the heavyweight bout between Alexander Volkov and Tom Aspinall in addition to the featherweight showdown between Dan Hooker and Arnold Allen.
Nicknamed ‘The Baddy’, Pimblett was assured forward of the struggle. He mentioned: ‘I’m constructed for this. I used to be placed on this Earth to struggle and entertain folks and I’m going to proceed to do it on Saturday night time.
‘I all the time try to end the struggle it doesn’t matter what. I put on my coronary heart on my sleeve inside and out of doors the cage. I’m simply actual. I’m not attempting to be something I’m not and I feel folks love me for that.’
Pimblett boasts a report of 17 wins and three losses since making his skilled Blended Martial Arts debut in 2012.