Chael Sonnen is not a fan of Paddy Pimblett.
On his YouTube channel, Sonnen recently claimed Donald Cerrone told him he was fighting Pimblett on March 5. Immediately, many fans were excited about the matchup but since then, nothing has been reported or been made official which caused Pimblett to blast Sonnen for making up clickbait.
“It’s going around everywhere, but there’s no truth to it,” Pimblett said on Michael Bisping’s podcast. “Nothing on my end. Do you really think that the UFC are gonna put me on a card on the 5th of March in Vegas when they’re doing London on the 19th?. It doesn’t make sense. I think that was just Chael [Sonnen] having a little go for some clickbait or something. It started with Chael.”
After hearing about what Pimblett had to say, Chael Sonnen went back on his YouTube channel to rip the Brit.
“Is Paddy secretly one stupid son of a bitch?” Sonnen said on his YouTube channel. “Do I just not know that, or is he just having a little bit of fun with me? … Paddy woke up, took stupid pills, and goes on Michael Bisping’s show. On Michael’s show, Paddy accuses me of using his name for clickbait. Now, I gotta tell you, that might sound simple, and maybe Paddy meant it as simple — that’s a trigger word.
Chael Sonnen Blasts ‘Stupid Son Of A B***h’ Paddy Pimblett
“I would never do it and not for nothing, I’m also a little bit irritated that Paddy thinks his name is big enough that Chael Sonnen would have to clickbait him. Right? The shoes on the other foot. It’s a little bit weird, and that might sound arrogant but that’s the truth. It pissed me off,” Sonnen continued.
“Three weeks ago, I was sitting with ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. Cowboy asked me what weight Paddy the Baddy is. I had beautiful things to say about Paddy… Bringing in an old veteran with the respect of Cowboy against the new shiny trinket, I mean day-old story in this sport, right? Turns out as I’m having this conversation with Cowboy, he’s texting Sean Shelby saying, ‘Does Paddy have an opponent for the England show in March, if not, I know a guy.”
Currently, Paddy Pimblett does not have his next fight booked but it’s likely he will compete on the March 19 card scheduled for London. However, according to Pimblett, it will not be coming against Cerrone as Sonnen said.