Paddy Pimblett Reacts to UFC 300 Challenges from Renato Moicano, Bobby Green

Paddy Pimblett is ready to return to the UFC and is considering fights with Bobby Green and Renato Moicano, with the latter potentially involving a season of The Ultimate Fighter, as he aims to move up in the rankings.

Paddy Pimblett is back in the game, and boy, he’s got choices. Two fighters, in particular, have piqued his interest after their stunning victories at UFC 300.

Bobby Green was one of them, winning a decision over Jim Miller and then shouting out for a fight with “The Baddy”. Then there was Renato Moicano, a long-time rival of Pimblett, who echoed the same sentiment after submitting Jalin Turner.

Pimblett didn’t keep quiet. He responded to the callouts in a YouTube video, starting with Green.

“UFC 300, everyone’s after a piece of ‘The Baddy’,” Pimblett quipped. “Bobby Green hollered my name on the mic after his win. Not surprising, right? He might be ranked, but he’s got no followers and he needs me. Just like everyone else, they want to fight me because they know I’m the guy. Bobby Green’s an option. If Bobby Green wants to fight, I’m game.”

Green, a seasoned fighter with 49 pro bouts under his belt, has won three of his last four fights. He currently holds the No. 15 spot in the UFC’s official lightweight rankings. Pimblett wouldn’t mind that spot, but he’s got other plans, especially if he can persuade Moicano to spend a few months with him filming a season of The Ultimate Fighter.

“I’d rather fight my boy, Moicano,” Pimblett admitted. “Where you at, Renato? I don’t even dislike Renato Moicano. I actually like him. He’s a funny guy. He’s a cool dude. So me and him having a fight would be hilarious. The buildup to that fight would be very, very funny. I think it’d be even funnier if me and him did a season of The Ultimate Fighter.”

“That’d be six, seven, eight weeks of pure comedy for the fans. So I would — I’d love that, to be honest. And I’d rather go right in at rank 10 rather than beating rank 15.”

Pimblett is eyeing a fight on the upcoming card in Manchester, England, on July 27. The Liverpool native is fresh off a unanimous decision win over Tony Ferguson, a result that pushed his UFC record to 5-0.

With that legendary name behind him, he’s strictly aiming to move up the ranks now.

“But, next for me is someone, obviously, hopefully it’s someone in the top 15,” Pimblett said. “I don’t want to fight down. I want to be trying to fight up, I want to try and get ranked.”


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