The upcoming lightweight clash between Paddy Pimblett and Tony Ferguson will be marked as one of the most intriguing match ups of the year. Most people believe it is a step down for Paddy Pimblett and are expecting this match to be one-sided in favor of Paddy Pimblett because of Ferguson’s terrifying 6-match losing streak.
The quote “fall down seven times, stand up eight” really matches with how Tony Ferguson is – almost everyone wants him to retire, but he refuses to give up and is constantly making attempts to get back to where he was.
Paddy Pimblett recognizes the star Tony Ferguson is, yet he still thinks it’s a lose-lose for him.
Paddy Pimblett on fighting Tony Ferguson
In a recent YouTube video, Paddy Pimblett explained why it is a lose-lose for him to fight against Tony Ferguson.
“This fight is a lose-lose for me, Tony Ferguson,” Pimblett said, as quoted by mmafighting.com. “I don’t care what anyone says. It’s a lose-lose. He’s on a six-fight losing streak. If I win — when I win, I’m just going to be like, ‘Aw, it’s Tony Ferguson.
He’s finished. He’s this. He’s that.’ If I lose, I don’t think it’s going to happen, but if I lose, everyone’s going to be like, ‘You just lost to a finished Tony Ferguson.’ So it’s a lose-lose for me, but as I told you all in the past, I will never turn down a fight.
Any fight that’s ever been offered to me by the UFC I’ve signed on the dotted line, and that’s what’s happened here. The name Tony Ferguson got thrown at me. I signed on the dotted line, now I’m fighting a legend, a future Hall of Famer, so that’s the way I’m looking at it.
I’m fighting a legend of the sport who I grew up watching. It’s going to be an absolute pleasure to share the cage with such a legend”.