UFC superstar Conor McGregor offered Paddy Pimblett some words of encouragement after his controversial victory over Jared Gordon.
The Baddy moved to 4-0 in the UFC on Saturday night as he edged his toughest opponent yet in three rounds at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
All three UFC 282 judges scored the nip-and-tuck fight 29-28 in his favor, but his opponent, fellow UFC players and many fans believe the ruling should have gone the other way .
Gordon tweeted after the fight: “I was robbed everyone knows that…I can cry but I came back from the worst and the gods plan is the best plan so I know there is something big to get out of it.”
And Jake Paul waded into the debate by suggesting that Pimblett is one of Dana White’s favorites.
“Being a UFC fighter, with no rights and no controls, is amazing if you’re one of Dana White’s favorites.
“You can even do a food review for free to increase its perspective. What a league. You all deserve better.
UFC legend Nate Diaz challenged the decision online, as did former two-weight champion Henry Cejudo who said, “Man, that’s the worst decision…It makes me absolutely sick. “
The man himself thinks he’s done enough to win all three rounds against Gordon and struggles to understand the uproar surrounding his fourth UFC victory.
After a day of negativity after the fight, Pimblett finally received some words of support from Notorious who praised him for his performance and insisted the 27-year-old was doing everything right during his brief career at the club. ‘UFC.
McGregor tweeted: “Congratulations paddy the villain this weekend. Doing all the right things despite what you think. Great stuff. Ahead. #another”
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The former featherweight and lightweight champion has always had a soft spot for Pimblett who followed in his footsteps becoming a huge star with Cage Warriors before moving on to MMA’s premiere promotion.
Earlier this year, when UFC prospect and teammate Molly McCann visited McGregor’s famous Dublin pub, The Black Forge Inn, he offered the scouse duo some words of encouragement during a FaceTime call.
At the end of their visit, McGregor even paid the bill, as Pimblett explained when preparing for his last fight, he said, “Yeah, he paid it all.
“We didn’t even see the bill, he just said I was taking care of it, but I was eating and Molly was drinking, so you can imagine how much it was.”
Provided he quickly overcomes all the issues he encountered in his fight at UFC 282, Pimblett is set to compete again on March 18 at UFC 286 in London.
Meanwhile, McGregor’s injury layoff has been going on since July 2021 but is set to end in 2023.
However, due to his ongoing issues with the UFC’s drug testing agency, it’s unclear how long MMA’s biggest star will return.
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