Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett is one of the most popular stars of the UFC in recent years and the Liverpool native recently decided to join the US marines for the USMC Martial Arts Program at Camp Pendleton. Pimblett first made his name as a Cage Warriors Featherweight world champion and attempted to add the promotion’s Lightweight world title to his resume at one point as well. He got picked up by the UFC in 2021 after amassing a 16-3 professional MMA record and immediately set to work bringing his signature style and hilarious nature to the wider MMA world.
Since then, Pimblett has finished all three of his first UFC opponents in the Lightweight division with two of those fights taking place in front of his home crowd in London. He’s quickly become a fan-favourite since signing for the promotion thanks to his personality but it’s his work inside the cage that has really propelled him to the forefront of MMA. He’s right on the verge of the official UFC rankings and although his next fight has yet to be announced, it would be surprising if he wasn’t given a ranked opponent and the opportunity to get a number next to his name.
While he waits for an offer for his next fight from UFC matchmakers, he’s been busy travelling around and keeping up his intense training regime. It’s no secret however that he does like to enjoy his food while he’s not competing and he frequently blows up in size between fights as a result. When Paddy Pimblett dropped in to Camp Pendleton to train with a group of US Marines, one of them had to do squats with him on his shoulders and Pimblett was quick to point this out:
“Sorry lad, I’m a fat b*stard.”
He still moves like an elite athlete however, and the US Marines that he was spending time with got to find that out first hand when he engaged in grappling matches with ten of them and submitted them all one after the other.
The full video of Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett taking on a group of US Marines in grappling matches was uploaded to his official YouTube channel: