Bobby Green warns Paddy Pimblett to focus on Tony Ferguson instead of challenging him ahead of UFC 300: “He don’t want that”

Bobby Green, who is fighting Jalin Turner, in the co-main event of UFC Austin got up in an altercation with a crew member from the team of lightweight contender, Arman Tsarukyan. The incident happened at the host hotel for the fighters at UFC Austin.

On the media day of the event, Green had stern words for Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett, who is facing Green’s former foe Tony Ferguson at UFC 300. This was after he learned about Pimblett’s plan for his future that involved Green it.

Bobby Green warns Paddy Pimblett

Paddy Pimblett has not fought since UFC 282 when he won a controversial unanimous decision victory over Jared Gordon. The victory kept his undefeated record in the UFC intact but the decision was considered one of the worst robberies in MMA. Since the loss to Pimblett, Gordon has already fought twice with the latest being at the recently concluded UFC 295 against Mark O. Madsen.

Pimblett, in a recent interview, said that he would easily defeat Matt Frevola, Benoit Saint-Denis, and Bobby Green. Moreover, Pimblett even expressed his desire to fight Bobby Green at the upcoming UFC 300. Green was informed about it by a media member during the pre-fight media day.

“Paddy, no, that’s a bad fight for him. He doesn’t want that. He’s just talking, okay? He’s just talking until he starts walking”, said Green of Pimblett’s callout.

“Get through Tony, and then we’ll talk, you know? We’ll talk after that. But Paddy doesn’t want that. It’d be bad, it’d be a bad fight for him”, Green further added.

Green is not against the idea of fighting Pimblett. However, he feels that Green he is stylistically a bad matchup for the Brit. Moreover, he wants Pimblett to first get through Tony Ferguson, whom Green finished with an arm-triangle choke at UFC 291. Paddy Pimblett and Bobby Green have a mutual opponent in Jared Gordon.

The Green vs. Gordon fight ended in a No Contest after an accidental clash of heads. Gordon was one of the names that raised their hands after Dan Hooker injured his hand and had to withdraw from the bout against Bobby Green at UFC Austin. However, the promotion ultimately roped in Jalin Turner as the replacement.

Paddy Pimblett vs Tony Ferguson

Paddy Pimblett and Tony Ferguson are scheduled to fight at UFC 296, the final PPV of 2024, headlined by a welterweight title fight between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington, who is rumored to be supported by Donald Trump at the event. Ian Garry will face Vicente Luque in a crucial welterweight clash.

Garry is at present the topic of debate in the MMA community due to the controversy surrounding his marriage with his wife, Layla Anna-Lee. Paddy and Garry do not see eye to eye. Nevertheless, Pimblett will be looking to keep his undefeated UFC record intact against El Cucuy, who has lost his previous 6 fights.

Paddy Pimblett is on a four-fight win streak in the UFC and is one of the most popular fighters on the UFC roster. Ferguson is on the tail end of his career, and a win over him does not do any favors for Pimblett.

On the other hand, a victory against Pimblett would breathe fresh life into the career of Ferguson, who was once touted as the best lightweight on the planet, along with Khabib Nurmagomedov, with whom he shares the longest win streak record in the UFC lightweight division.

Who do you think will win at UFC 296? Paddy Pimblett or Tony Ferguson? Leave your predictions below!


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