Robert Whittaker believes Tony Ferguson could beat Paddy Pimblett



by ARYAN LAKHANI

Robert Whittaker believes Tony Ferguson could beat Paddy Pimblett
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Most fans and MMA experts believe Paddy Pimblett will easily win against Tony Ferguson because of Ferguson’s daunting 6 match-losing streak. However, Robert Whittaker thinks otherwise! Even though Whittaker believes Tony Ferguson is done once and for all, he can still see him beating Paddy Pimblett.

Popular for his never-quitting mindset, Tony Ferguson isn’t even considering retirement; he aspires to fight for a lot longer and believes he has what it takes to end Paddy Pimblett. The match will take place on 16th December in Las Vegas.

A win can easily flip things around for Ferguson, and it will be fascinating to see if Tony Ferguson can break Paddy Pimblett’s winning streak while simultaneously putting a full stop to his own losing streak.

Robert Whittaker on Tony Ferguson vs Paddy Pimblett

Recently, on the MMA Arcade Podcast, Robert Whittaker shared his thoughts on fighting Ferguson vs Pimblett and explained how he thinks Ferguson has a chance to win.

“It’s not like he’s been on an incline or he’s been just getting beaten or he’s been having tight fights but losing just somehow,” Whittaker said as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “It hasn’t been that way, and honestly the Tony Ferguson I saw last time in the octagon was just one that, I don’t know, doesn’t look like he has it anymore.

Paddy, one of the fastest rising stars of the game and then fastest falling stars in the game, It’s crazy. This fight is great for that reason. I think people are going to watch it because of that. That reason, and you know what? I think Tony could beat Paddy.

Whittaker further said: Even the Tony we saw last time I think could beat Paddy. I do think Paddy was overhyped for his skillset, which is fine because there are a lot of guys that get into the UFC and have to develop their skillsets and develop their caliber as they go along.

That’s just the nature of the game. You don’t need to start in the UFC as a beast. Problem was his mouth. He was running his mouth, and he was acting like he was already the best when obviously we saw some things that suggested you still got to work on some things”.

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