Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has been vocal about the state of the 155-pound division ever since “The Eagle” walked away from cage fighting back in late 2020, giving less-than-flattering takes on longtime rivals Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson, just to name a few.
Even bantamweight veteran Jose Aldo was dressed down by the Dagestani grappler.
“He’s become the Karen of the MMA scene,” UFC newcomer Paddy Pimblett told Submission Radio. “See him on the podcast with Mike Tyson the other day? He’s going, ‘can you put this fast food away and this weed?’ No lad, it’s his podcast, he’ll do what he wants. Shut up. You’ve been invited on as a guest lad, do as you’re told, you divvy.”
Pimblett will make his Octagon debut as part of the UFC Vegas 36 event on Sept. 4 inside APEX in “Sin City.” The English “Baddy” will take on 155-pound veteran Luigi Vendramini — just as soon as he’s done fighting off “embarrassing” Khabib fans.
“The Khabib fans online are worse than the Conor fans now. It’s embarrassing. You can’t say a bad word about him,” Pimblett continued. “I said that he’s not the GOAT, but said he is that 155 GOAT, and people took no notice of that and just, ‘oh, you said he’s not the GOAT, this and that’. I started getting called a Muslim hater because I said he wasn’t the greatest of all time. And he’s not. I don’t care what anyone says, he’s not the GOAT. You’ve got to have longevity in this sport to be the GOAT, and he hasn’t had longevity. He had three title defenses. Jon Jones has had what, 12?”