UFC lightweight Paddy Pimblett and featherweight Ilia Topuria the new duo could have a relationship similar to that between Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards, had the men not stepped in to stop an all-out brawl between the two combatants. Pimblett, one of the brightest contenders for future UFC champions and megastars, will be fighting for his second UFC fight in front of a home crowd this weekend UFC Fight Night London in the fight before the co-main event.
Pimblett will face another lightweight Rodrigo Varga. On the same card there is a featherweight bout between undefeated Spanish prospects Ilia Topuria and Jai Herbert. Topuria pulled off a spectacular finish and perhaps his biggest win when he defeated his featherweight and BJJ specialist Ryan Hall. Meanwhile, his second opponent appears to be Pimblett, but only outside the cage.
Paddy Pimblett and Ilia Topuria face off over a controversial joke after a year of online beefing
In a video shared via Topuria’s social media handles, Pimblett and Topuria can be seen in a physical altercation, with Pimblett throwing a bottle of disinfectant at Topuria’s head and Topuria attempting to punch Pimblett, the latter’s is defended. On the way to separation, Pimblett tries to get close to Topuria and his team while Topuria is being held and taken away by Pimblett, Topuria can also be heard screaming “F**k you bitch!” while Pimblett affirms that he is ready to take on Topuria and his team.
In the caption of the shared video, Topuria says “I warned you! This is what happens if you don’t respect me and my country! You saw me and wanted to say hello because you peed your pants…and you should thank my team because it wasn’t for breaking me up, I would have taken your head off. @theufcbaddy [middle finger emoji]”
Pimblett took no time in sharing his thoughts on the altercation with Topuria, while quoting Topuria’s post himself. Pimblett said “Imagine trying to jump on someone alone with 5 of your guys and you don’t land a single shot and get a bottle of hand sanitizer bouncing off your head [laughing emojis] you little [clown and mushroom emojis] Don’t try to act big like you did something when you [sh*t emoji] Your pants pretending your boys are holding you back [laughing emojis] P**sy.“
What do you think of this rather unexpected altercation between Pimblett and Topuria? According to multiple sources, Pimblett and Topuria have been feeding each other for about a year and what sparked Topuria was one of Pimblett’s jokes about the Russo-Georgian War that killed many innocents including some of Topuria’s family members, Pimblett later apologized for it comments back then.
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