During a series of rapid-fire questions, Paddy Pimblett revealed Jurgen Klopp as the only celebrity he would most like to have dinner with, citing his allegiance to the fighter’s favorite football team.
‘The Baddy’ is a proud Liverpool supporter and carries his club’s flag wherever he goes, whatever the situation. The team has developed into one of the best in the world lately and the 27-year-old is enjoying every moment of it.
When asked who his dream celebrity dinner date would be, Paddy Pimblett didn’t take time to name Jurgen Klopp, the head coach of his beloved Liverpool football team.
“The simplest ever, Jurgen Klopp. The Messiah, like I just said, boy, he’s the man.”
Despite finishing 8th in his first official season as manager of The Reds, Klopp has since returned the club to the top of English football.
He secured the team a place in the UEFA Champions League in just his second season and has done so ever since. Just four years into his tenure, the German won the prestigious UCL for the sixth time in the club’s history.
The following year Klopp managed to win the English Premier League title for the first time in Liverpool’s existence and established himself as a legend of the ‘beautiful game’.
How will Paddy Pimblett fare against the UFC elite?
Paddy Pimblett is an excellent grappler who could pose a threat on the ground to most fighters in and around his weight, but how well would he hold up against the best the UFC has to offer?
One hole in the Brit’s game is his inability to avoid shots, which has been acknowledged by him and his coaches. Still a long way from his prime, that flaw can be worked on, but unless the Liverpool native can kick the habit, he could be in for a rude awakening as he begins to climb the ladder.
Fighters like Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler all wait in the division’s upper league and these three would almost certainly penalize Pimblett for regularly baring his chin.
With the lightweight division so stacked, unranked athletes like Jalin Turner, Joel Alvarez and Guram Kutateladze are tough nights in the office for everyone. This could see the Scouser’s hype train derail before it hits the top of the weight class.