A rising UFC star believes they can beat top-ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier.
Poirier fought for gold at UFC 269 in December 2021 but fell short to 155-pound champion Charles Oliveira, losing via third-round rear-naked choke. Poirier had a strong start to the fight, hurting “Do Bronx” in the first round. However, Oliveira used his grappling to control “The Diamond” on the ground for most of the second frame, and in the third, he sunk in the choke.

Well, if Oliveira can beat Poirier like that, then why can’t Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett do the same?

Paddy Pimblett

GettyPaddy Pimblett in September 2021.

That’s what the Englishman asked during his recent appearance on Michael Bisping’s “Believe You Me” podcast. While chatting with his countryman, Pimblett shared his confidence.

“I went with Poirier over Oliveira,” Pimblett said via MMANews.com. “And lad, after watching that fight as well, I’m watching that thinking, ‘Lad, if Oliveira can do that to you Dustin, I can.’ It’s mad like, when you watch (it), MMA math doesn’t work, but when you watch fights, you’re just like, ‘Wow, if he can do that and get in that position, then f****** I can.’”

Pimblett is a 27-year-old fighter hailing from Liverpool, England, and has a professional MMA record of 17-3. He made his UFC debut in September 2021 when he knocked out Luigi Vendramini in the first round.

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