UFC star Paddy Pimblett ought to have been one of many 200,000 individuals having fun with Glastonbury Pageant this weekend, however his fledgling battle profession has sadly acquired in the best way.
‘The Baddy’ has stated he’s devastated to overlook the long-lasting five-day occasion, having been pressured to surrender his ticket to concentrate on coaching.
The Liverpudlian secured his ticket for the biggest greenfield music and performing arts competition on the planet earlier this yr however has since been booked to face Jordan Leavitt at UFC London on July 23.
Pimblett is at present deep in his battle camp and has given his ticket to a good friend. Now that his buddies have headed off to Somerset, he’s admitted that he’s really gutted to be lacking out.
The 27-year-old even stated he is not going to be combating in such shut proximity to the legendary competition subsequent yr, as he’s now useless set on attending and can prioritise that over his battle profession.
“Waking up seeing everybody going Glastonbury has hit me exhausting,” Pimblett wrote on social media.
“First ever time I’ve had a ticket and I can’t go due to me battle.”
“Going to be essentially the most miserable week of me life – I can’t wait until it’s over.
“Emily Eavis [co-organiser of Glastonbury Festival] I want some VIP bands for subsequent yr, I’m not combating. Glasto first.”
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The Scouser seems to be on the verge of superstardom after choosing up first-round stoppage victories in his first two fights within the UFC.
Pimblett made his promotional debut final yr towards Luigi Vendramini and needed to survive some early adversity earlier than choosing up a highlight-reel knockout win.
In March, the previous Cage Warriors featherweight champion was as soon as once more cracked early, this time towards Kazula Vargas, who he rapidly rallied to submit in simply over three minutes.
The die-hard Liverpool fan will get his first step up in opposition when he takes Leavitt subsequent month.
‘Monkey King’ is a Dana White Contender Sequence alum who boasts a 10-1 file and has received three of his first 4 fights within the UFC.
Towards the American, Pimblett might be hoping to place his Glasto blues behind him to safe UFC win quantity three.
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