Paul Felder doubtful of Paddy Pimblett remaining victorious against top 15 contenders

Paul Felder shares his thoughts on Paddy Pimblett's chances of surviving in the top 15.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Paul Felder doubtful of Paddy Pimblett remaining victorious against top 15 contenders
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Paddy Pimblett is on a steady rise; after his recent win against Tony Ferguson, he received both appreciation and criticism. Interestingly he called for it before the match. Paul Felder believes Paddy Pimblett's won't stand a chance against any lightweight contender from the top 15.

Felder felt this way because he was expecting Pimblett to cause a lot more damage in his fight against Tony Ferguson. The year 2024 is going to play a pivotal role in Paddy Pimblett's career; it will either make him or break him.

Paddy may fight a ranked opponent next, and it will be interesting to see how he performs.

Paul Felder on Paddy Pimblett

Recently on the "Round-Up" Show with Michael Chiesa, Paul Felder explained why he thinks Paddy Pimblett won't win against any contender from the top 15.

"Can Paddy beat anyone in the top 15? I will start with this: Of course he can. We know that it's MMA – anything can happen," Felder said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. "But if we were going to sit here and make bets, and if I had to predict: No, I really don't think so.

He struggled to get a Tony out of there who looked the worst he's ever looked in his career. He was able to hurt Tony a little bit, but he really should have been able to put him away. Not taking anything away from him – he knew he was going to be in for a hard one, even if he won this fight.

He said it in the media days leading up that we were going to criticize him even if he wins, if he didn't go out there and maybe get him out of there. So here we are criticizing him.(Ranked lightweights) 15 through 10, OK: Drew Dober, Bobby Green, (Renato) Moicano, Benoit Saint Denis, Rafael dos Anjos and Jalin Turner".

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