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‘Most depressing week of my life’ – Paddy Pimblett devastated after giving up Glastonbury ticket to train for UFC London


UFC star Paddy Pimblett should have been one of 200,000 people enjoying the Glastonbury Festival this weekend, but his budding fighting career unfortunately got in the way.

‘The Baddy’ said he was devastated to miss the iconic five-day event, having been forced to give up his ticket to focus on training.

Pimblett will face serious intensification of opposition at UFC London

The Liverpudlian secured his ticket to the world’s biggest greenfield music and performing arts festival earlier this year but has since been booked to face Jordan Leavitt at UFC London on July 23.

Pimblett is currently deep in his fight camp and gave his ticket to a friend. Now that his mates have left for Somerset, he admitted he was really bummed he was missing out.

The 27-year-old even said he won’t be fighting anywhere near the legendary festival next year as he is now determined to attend and will prioritize his fighting career.

“Waking up to see everyone go to Glastonbury hit me hard,” Pimblett wrote on social media.

“The first time I have a ticket and I can’t go because of my fight.”

“It’s going to be the most depressing week of my life – I can’t wait for it to be over.

“Emily Eavis [co-organiser of Glastonbury Festival] I need VIP groups for next year, I’m not fighting. Glasto first.

‘Most depressing week of my life’ – Paddy Pimblett devastated after giving up Glastonbury ticket to train for UFC London

Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett – Facebook

Pimblett has already been to the festival several times

‘Most depressing week of my life’ – Paddy Pimblett devastated after giving up Glastonbury ticket to train for UFC London

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Right now he’s gearing up to go 3-0 in the UFC


The Scouser looks set to become a superstar after picking up first-round stoppage victories in his first two UFC fights.

Pimblett made his promotional debut last year against Luigi Vendramini and had to survive early adversity before earning a knockout victory.

In March, the former Cage Warriors featherweight champion was once again cracked early, this time against Kazula Vargas, whom he quickly rallied to submit in just over three minutes.

The die-hard Liverpool fan will make his first move into opposition when he takes on Leavitt next month.

‘Monkey King’ is a Dana White Contender series alum who boasts a 10-1 record and has won three of his first four UFC fights.

Against the American, Pimblett hopes to put his Glasto blues behind him to secure the UFC’s third win.

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