Paddy Pimblett doesn’t understand why people think he lost to Jared Gordon at UFC 282.
Pimblett vowed all week to finish Gordon but the Brit didn’t do that. Instead, it was a very close fight and when the fight went to the scorecards, many thought it would be Gordon getting his hand raised. However, all three judges scored it 29-28 for Pimblett which shocked many, but the Brit doesn’t understand why people think he lost.
Paddy Pimblett on His Victory
“Everyone’s got an opinion, lad. Opinions are like a**holes: Everyone’s got one,” Pimblett said after UFC 282. “I know I won that fight. Simple as (that). I deal in facts, and I won a unanimous decision. It’s not like it was a split decision. Look at his face and look at mine. Fights get scored on damage now.”
“I landed a lot more damage. End of (story). I’m me, lad. Just ’cause it’s me – I don’t know. I was sitting next to Dominick Cruz before, and I said to him, ‘Control time means nothing. It’s about damage.’ Look at my face. Look at his. I’ve got the little green marker next to my name, so everyone else can suck me a**hole.”
Ultimately, the only decision that matters is the three judges who all thought Pimblett won. Yet, this controversial win will likely be a talking point until he gets back into the Octagon and gets another win.
With the win, Paddy Pimblett improved to 20-3 and is now 4-0 in the UFC. Prior to the win over Gordon, all three of his UFC wins were by stoppage and he was coming off a submission win over Jordan Leavitt. Prior to that, he submitted Kazula Vargas and knocked out Luigi Vendramini. In his career, Pimblett is the former Cage Warriors featherweight champ and had a notable win over Julian Erosa on the regional scene to defend his strap.
What was your scorecard for the Paddy Pimblett vs. Jared Gordon fight?