UFC 286 update: Paddy Pimblett ruled out from UFC London fight card owing to ankle injury

UFC London has pretty much become a celebration of British fighters and fans at this point. Last year big names like Tom Aspinall and Muhammed Mokaev picked up wins leading fans into a frenzy while Paddy manage to capture the attention of the MMA world. Following such success, UFC is scheduled to return to London this year.

In his last fight, Paddy was scheduled to fight Jared ‘Flash’ Gordon in his fourth outing for the UFC. Many fans were expecting to see the Paddy train marching forth but Jared had other plans. From the first round of the fight, Paddy got dominated in almost all areas with the majority of his punches landing on the glove.

By the end of the fight, many fans thought they had seen the first loss for ‘The Baddy’. But the judges decided to shock everyone and call their own qualifications into question as they handed the win to Pimblett. The MMA world didn’t react kindly to such poor judging and things got worse when Pimblett tried to brush off the criticism.

UFC lightweight Grant Dawson decided to call out Pimblett for the London card ayin, “I would love to fight against Paddy. We are asking for that fight in London, on March 18th. I will go to his home turf to fight him, and to prove that Scousers get knocked out.”

Some fans were willing to maybe give the British fighter another opportunity to prove himself but Paddy had bad news. In the Gordon fight, he took a lot of calf kicks and left the Octagon visibly injured. He was supposed to go through a medical checkup and the results finally came in.

The 28-year-old himself decided to break the news on YouTube where his Doctor is seen stating, “Looks like you have got a small amount of cartilage lost in this bit, and that’s exactly where you’re sore. The other thing you’ve got is all this white stuff around here. That’s all fluid, so that’s what all the swelling is. Now when we look at your ligaments that join from your fibula, you probably got what we call a Grade 2 injury to that.” 

When do you expect to see the ‘Baddy’ back in action?


Amir Khosru

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A graduate in Linguistics Studies from Jahangirnagar University, hailing from the city of Khulna(Bangladesh). Currently working as a Content Writer who covers Combat Sports. Passionate in a lot of fields including (But not limited to) Reading, Gaming, Travelling, Strolling, Food, UFC, Anime, and whatnot!


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