UFC bantamweight champion Sean O'Malley commented on the match between upcoming big star Paddy Pimblett and veteran Tony Ferguson. He thinks that this is not a fight that was needed for such a young fighter like Paddy, because he thinks that even if he wins, he won't get much because he beat a man who has a streak of 6 losses in a row.
But if he loses, he will lose everything, and it is not necessary to explain what kind of fighter Tony Ferguson is and that he is very experienced and can finish the match with one move. No one should be fooled that Tony Ferguson doesn't have the skills he used to have, it's just that the years have taken their toll.
That's a lose-lose for Paddy said Sean O'Malley
“Initial reaction, I’m like, that’s a lose-lose for Paddy,'” O’Malley said on his YouTube channel. “You go out there and beat Tony, who’s really good but on a six-fight losing streak.
So if you beat him, you’re not going to get credit for beating Tony Ferguson. You’re not going to get credit for beating a guy you should beat him, but it’s a dangerous fight. It’s not that easy of a fight.
It’s going to be a tough fight. Tony could 100 hundred percent win this fight. Now you’re coming off a loss to a guy – I mean, at least it’s still T-Ferg, but it’s like, is it T-Ferg? I don’t know”.
as quoted by MMAJunkie Paddy Pimblett is a big favorite in the bookies, but we know that favorites don't always win. Dana White claims that this is a real match with two real fighters and that it will surely be watched a lot.
White told Ferguson that if he loses his seventh match in a row, it is best for him to retire. Please note that Tony Ferguson is 39 years old and one of the oldest fighters in the UFC.