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Midnight Mania! Paddy Pimblett dismisses Ilia Topuria, ‘I could finish Josh Emmett in my sleep!’

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The beef between Paddy Pimblett and Ilia Topuria has largely been put on the back burner. At one point, the two were feuding constantly, and there were even some face-to-face altercations. Though that bad blood still exists, the simple reality is that the two are in different places in their careers.

Topuria is a top contender, right here and right now. His dominant victory over Josh Emmett last month likely scored him a title shot, and he just might be the division’s best hope at dethroning Alexander Volkanovski. Meanwhile, Paddy Pimblett is still just a prospect, one who went through a life-and-death controversial battle with Jared Gordon. The two seem to be on entirely different levels right now.

… Unless you ask “The Baddy!” Pimblett was far less impressed than most regarding Topuria’s boxing master class, laughing off his performance and dissing Emmett in the process.

“Performance of the Year? He couldn’t finish someone who’s going to retire soon,” Pimblett said (via MMAJunkie). “You’re messing, aren’t you? Josh Emmett is like 39, isn’t he? If you think that was a great performance, then yeah – but I could finish Josh Emmett in my sleep.”

He also proposed coaching The Ultimate Fighter opposite “The Matador,” which is a hilarious concept for a pair of young fighters with barely 10 UFC fights between them.

Emmett, recipient of the sneak diss, responded quickly on Twitter. He proposed a Lightweight return for his “retirement fight,” accompanied by a facepalm emoji.

If by some chance Pimblett vs. Emmett does materialize, “The Baddy” better learn to tuck his chin!


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