Molly ‘Meatball’ McCann says Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett isn’t interested in a super fight with Conor McGregor


Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett is arguably the most electric active fighter in the UFC today, but none is bigger on the MMA scene than Conor McGregor.

That’s probably why the two men have been compared since Pimblett burst onto the scene last year, even by UFC President Dana White.

Pimblett beat Jordan Leavitt by second-round submission in his last outing

Both have abrasive and outgoing personalities and now, as was inevitable, there have been calls for the pair to face off in the Octagon.

Last weekend at UFC London, Pimblett and sparring partner Molly “Meatball” McCann made headlines after their blowout wins in an indie atmosphere at the O2 Arena.

This elevated Liverpool’s ever-growing stock of two new UFC stars, as noted by celebrities such as rapper Drake and superstar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

Pimblett and McCann are now undoubtedly huge assets to the UFC and so naturally when ‘The Meatball’ appeared on talkSPORT Breakfast this morning he was asked if his sparring partner was planning on taking on the biggest UFC star of all time to McGregor. .

“Not anytime soon,” McCann replied. “I think when Conor is on the decline and Paddy is at his peak, that’s when it probably makes sense to make this fight for both of them.

“But, Paddy isn’t after super fights, Paddy after bringing home the belts and Paddy after spreading a message and changing the world one fight at a time.”


Molly 'Meatball' McCann says Paddy 'The Baddy' Pimblett isn't interested in a super fight with Conor McGregor
McGregor hasn’t fought since suffering a horrific injury in his trilogy fight with Poirier in July of last year.
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McCann then revealed that she and Pimblett would be heading to McGregor’s restaurant later this week, so maybe if the Irishman also makes an appearance, we could see sparks flying.

As things stand, Pimblett doesn’t seem to be on McGregor’s radar, as he is currently recovering from a nasty injury that saw his last fight against Dustin Poirier end prematurely.

The options for the Irishman when he returns to the Octagon are endless as he could settle the score in a fourth fight with Poirier.

McGregor was also called out by lightweight champion Charles Oliveira after his most recent win, as well as No. 5-ranked 155-pound fighter Michael Chandler.

There is also the possibility of having a long-awaited trilogy fight with Nate Diaz who still has one fight on his UFC contract and it would be an extremely lucrative option for both men.

So when you consider all of these other options and the fact that Pimblett and McGregor are at very different stages in their respective careers, it seems unlikely that we’ll see the two charismatic fighters sharing the Octagon anytime soon.

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