Paddy Pimblett is hoping he can renegotiate his contract so he can be paid more after UFC London.
Pimblett revealed to Barstool Sports on Tuesday that he was only paid $12k to show and $12k to win for his fight, along with the $50k bonus. On Wednesday, he then went on The Pat McAfee show where he says he hopes to get a new deal with the UFC as he believes he needs to be paid more money.
“I’m hoping we get contract renegotiations after this one cause I proved how much I’m worth the other night with the crowd there,” Pimblett told The Pat McAfee Show “I have my manager doing [negotiations] for me and he’s always had my best interests at heart so I’ll always have him doing it for me.”
There is no question Pimblett is a massive star and brought a ton of eyes to this event so he should be paid more money. Along with that, he says he won’t fight anyone in the top-15 until he starts to get paid more but other than that, he will fight whoever the UFC puts in front of him.
“It really is genuinely for me whoever they put in front of me. I don’t care,” Pimblett said. “I’ll fight anyone but make sure what I’m getting paid is worth what I’m getting paid to fight this person.”
Ultimately, the plan for Paddy Pimblett is to get a new deal and be back fighting in front of the UK this year. He knows he’s a massive star and could be fast-tracked to the top, but he doesn’t want to be unrealistic and says he won’t be fighting for the belt for a couple of years.
“I’m not unrealistic,” Pimblett explained. “That’s going to be like a 2025 thing. Something like that. It’s just take it one step at a time and we’ll see, especially now with how my money is. If I’m fighting for this amount of money, then I don’t want to fight anywhere near for the title yet. I want to be getting paid championship money even before I fight for the title.”