Paddy Pimblett arrives at his gym looking for internet troll after being challenged to a fight online

UFC star Paddy Pimblett recently invited an internet troll to his Liverpool gym after being challenged to an online fight.

You’d think one of the brightest prospects in MMA wouldn’t get too many people calling him, but people can surprise you, and he’s often the target of online abuse.

Pimblett is one of the best prospects in the UFC

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Pimblett is one of the best prospects in the UFC

“A lot of them sit on my back, chat, and then 50 percent of them half end up being my partner. It’s crazy,” Pimblett said on his YouTube channel.

At the moment, the 27-year-old is used to being challenged to fights by anonymous internet trolls who often claim they will come to his gym in Liverpool before realizing that journey would not end well for them.

Prior to his fight at UFC London on July 23, ‘The Baddy’ started sparring a little lightly with someone who was harassing him online.

“This guy started with ‘So do you want it or not?’ I sent the gym’s address: “See you tomorrow, 10 a.m.,” Pimblett explained.

“He said, ‘We’ll do five’ [rounds] threes [three minutes]† And I said, ‘No, we don’t, boy. We keep doing it until someone stops. I have to get you to sign something to say if I hurt you, you can’t take me to court.”

The last message from him was, ‘Good luck Paddy, you’re a great entertainer. Hopefully you will become world champion soon.’”

'The Baddy' showed the messages he got from a certain troll

‘The Baddy’ showed the messages he got from a certain troll

Pimblett stopped by Nex Generation on his day off to check if the troll had turned up

Pimblett stopped by Nex Generation on his day off to check if the troll had turned up


Despite the friendly turnaround in their chat, the UFC champion traveled to his gym at the appointed time. Of course, the internet troll didn’t show up for their sparring session.

“We’re at the gym now, kid. We’ll see if this damn troll is here. I know he won’t be, so we’ll just say hello to everyone,” Pimblett said before getting a scan around Next Generation for the troll.

“Clearly not. He was expected to never show up,” Pimblett added after confirming the internet troll never showed up.

The lifelong Liverpool fan has quickly become one of the biggest names in MMA after finishing twice in the first round since joining the UFC in 2021.

Pimblett will take his first step into the competition later this month when he takes it upon himself Jordan Leavitti [10-1] at the O2 Arena in London.

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