Chat.Paddy Pimblett is finding it difficult to understand the responses to the Bobby Green vs. Jared Gordon fight that took place at UFC Vegas 71 over the weekend.Unfortunately for Gordon, he suffered a unanimous decision loss in what a vast majority of the MMA community considers the robbery of the year, and just one of the worst decisions in recent memory. Gordon and Pimblett have since expressed their openness to a rematch, but Gordon first had to get through the aforementioned “King” Green. Ultimately, an unintentional illegal clash of heads spelled the end for Gordon, dropping him before Green pounded him out with punches, turning the fight into a no-contest as the action was waved off by referee Keith Peterson.Expectations. Conor McGregor predicts Nate Diaz ‘slaps the head off of’ Jake Paul, Paul respondsNew.Speed and power.
If you find something you’d like to see in the Morning Report, hit up @DrakeRiggs_ on Twitter and let him know about it. Also, follow MMAFighting on Instagram and like us on Facebook.“I didn’t really care, to be honest,” Pimblett told Severe MMA. “My reaction more was people’s reaction after pissed me off. It’s mad, lad. Bobby Green stands there with his hands down getting left hooked by Jared Gordon and it gets called a striking masterclass. I stand there getting left hooked and I’m s***. People have got their own prerogative.”
Good luck, KG…
“I’ve watched the fight back with Jared,” Pimblett said. “I think I won the first two rounds. The only round in my eyes they can give to someone 100 percent is the second for me. The third round, he doesn’t even do nothing. He just pushes me against the cage and the first round is close.”
“I’ve been dealing with s*** like this for years, lad,” Pimblett said. “I’m used to this s***, lad. People can say what they want about me. It’s never gonna change me.
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Classic.Thanks for reading!Raoni Barcelos (17-4) vs. Miles Johns (13-2); UFC Vegas 75, June 17Gordon has been experiencing a string of unfortunate events recently. Despite his impressive unanimous decision win over Leonardo Santos in August, the seasoned lightweight fighter’s luck took a turn for the worse when he was matched up against the up-and-coming Pimblett for UFC 282 in December. To make matters worse, the card underwent some last-minute changes due to an injury in the main event, but Gordon and Pimblett still managed to secure co-main event billing.
“I’ll be honest, I think the Julian Erosa fight was closer than the Jared Gordon fight. I think now personally if we were using the new judging criteria Julian Erosa would have beat me that night, definitely. If that fight was when the judging criteria changed, I would have lost that fight, 100 percent. I won the first three rounds because of control, taking him down, getting on top of him, making him feel my weight. I know for a fact now if that fight was now, me vs. Erosa, and it played out exactly the same, he would get the nod 100 percent. Just like I think with the Jared Gordon fight, he’d get the nod if it was like that then because of the way he just held me in the third round.”— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 25, 2023
Mateusz Rębecki (17-1) vs. Loik Radzhabov (17-4-1); UFC Jacksonville, June 24Achieved.I understand the criticism. I got emotional. It was a friend. But it was also a pretty awful clash of heads that almost resulted in a TKO.I respect green as a fighter. I do apologize for letting my emotions into play, but there is no need for threatsYou don’t have to like me
It remains uncertain if Pimblett and Gordon will ever have their rematch, especially as Gordon now is in pursuit of another rematch with Green. Pimblett entered his last bout with a foot injury that he recently got surgery on to fix, leaving his return to action entirely unknown at present. Despite the time that’s passed, he still feels pretty confident about rightfully getting his hand raised in his last time out.On To the Next One. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee discuss the matches to make after UFC Vegas 71.
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