Morning Report: Paddy Pimblett fires back at Jake Paul: ‘He’ll never have it with someone on an even playing field’


Let the Paddy Pimblett vs. Jake Paul saga continue.

Last week, Pimblett gave an interview where he commented that Jake Paul isn’t a bad boxer but that he still believes Paul’s fights are “fixed.” This caused Paul to respond to Pimblett, offering him $1 million if Pimblett could beat him in a sparring session, with the caveat that if Paul wins, Pimblett has to join Paul’s United Fighters Association. Pimblett is set to compete at UFC 282 this weekend and countered with an offer for Paul to come to Las Vegas, at which point Paul re-countered, offering to fly Pimblett to Puerto Rico after UFC 282 is over. And on Sunday, Pimblett posted a video to his YouTube page discussing the entire situation.

“Waiting with great concern that I will be fighting next week,” Pimblett stated while watching Paul’s first callour video. “Lad, I will spar him anytime. Anytime. But the thing is, we’d have to get the $1 million put in escrow, because I know he’d just bump me. He wouldn’t give me $1 million after I beat him up.”

While timing seems to be the main problem with Paul’s lucrative deal, that’s only one of his problems with Paul’s activities. Pimblett seems to also resent Jake Paul’s one-sided boxing career. He claims that Paul never has been in an equal fight as he favors his terms.

“I’ve said to him, ‘Come and spar me on the 12th in the P.I. in Vegas. Come and spare me, I’ll be there Monday. Let’s go. Come to Puerto Rico on the 19th or the 20th.’ No lad, I’m not doing it on your terms…

“If I fought Jake Paul, he’d have to come down to 180, 175 even. I fight at 155, he fights at 195, so we can meet in the middle. That’s the thing with Jake Paul, he always wants it on his terms. He’ll never have it with someone on an even playing field.”

But thought Pimblett is critical of the way Paul is attempting to cajole him into a fight, “The Baddy” acknowledges that Paul is doing an excellent job of promotion.

“Jake Paul’s booked in to do my podcast on the 5th of January,” Pimblett said. He is not dumb, he understands what he is doing. Give him his due, he is quite smart.”

And should things work out and Pimblett does end up sparring with Paul? Paul may end up with more than he bargained.

“Graham just said to me, why are you boxing him? Why not MMA sparring? Pimblett asked why he was acting this way. If I wanted to, though, I could pick up the lad and place him on my head if I felt so. I could though, couldn’t I? If I felt like it. If you feel the need to, shoot in and grab him, then drop fog on him, and kick him in his face. Do you want to fight ?”


Pimblett faces Jared Gordon in the co-main event of UFC 282 this Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.


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