Paddy Pimblett reveals why he changed his hairstyle for the fight

Paddy Pimblett happy to claim a win, looks forward to fighting in the first half of 2024.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Paddy Pimblett reveals why he changed his hairstyle for the fight
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Paddy Pimblett appeared in a different look for his fight against Tony Ferguson; he was braided with cornrows. Pimblett changed his hairstyle because he did not want his hair to block his vision or interrupt him from giving his best.

In previous fights, his hair made it look as if he was heavily damaged. Pimblett secured a dominating win against Tony Ferguson. He looks forward to climbing up in the competitive lightweight division,

Paddy Pimblett on his hairstyle change

In the post-fight press conference, Paddy Pimblett explained why he changed his hairstyle and revealed when he could possibly fight next.

“It’s quite funny, because whenever I used to play Fight Night or the UFC game or anything like that, I’d always put cornrows on my character,” Pimblett said, as quoted by mmafighting.com. “But the reason I’ve done it was because I’m sick of getting hit with little punches and left hooks and stuff like that and people would be, ‘He’s rocked!

He’s rocked!’. Like, nah, my hair just moved. I’m not rocked at all. I don’t ever want to hit 210 pounds [between fights] again, put it that way, After I beat [Jordan] Leavitt and [Kazula] Vargas, I went a bit wild in America.

I think at one point I got in the scales in America, it was 211. This time, I’m not going about 185, 190. My coaches are probably standing at the back there laughing, shaking their heads like, ‘I bet you he does.’ But I’m going to do my best not to balloon up”.

Paddy Pimblett reveals when he could fight next

“I wanted to fight on UFC 300, If it would have been announced for the first weekend of April, like the 6th of April, I may have fought on it, but the wife’s due between the 12th and the 17th of April so I’m not missing the birth of my first kid. I’ve heard there’s a show in Manchester in July, rumors of it. So that could be me”.

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