Paddy Pimblett was injured during his last UFC fight in the UFC, and he won’t be having another fight any time soon.
Paddy Pimblett had injured his ankle at UFC 282
“The Baddy” had defeated Jared Gordon at UFC 282 last month. While the Liverpudlian walked into the fight as the favourite, Gordon gave him a brutal contest in the Octagon, and even though Pimblett won the fight via unanimous decision, there was much controversy surrounding the result as many saw Gordon as the winner of the match.
However, with Pimblett continuing to climb the lightweight order, the fandom was highly excited to see the Scouser’s return to action, with callouts from the likes of Terrance McKinney and Ilia Topuria, sans anything official.
However, as it turns out, Pimblett has an injury in his ankle and is due for surgery in March- which can potentially keep him out of action for a really long time. The injury had occurred with Pimblett’s first kick to Gordon.
In a recent video on his YouTube channel of him, Pimblett is seen visiting the doctor and it is confirmed that he will undergo surgery in March. Until it happens and we see how the recovery of the young fighter from Liverpool goes, we will not know more or less when he could return to the Octagon.
“It looks like you have a small amount of cartilage lost in this bit,” Pimblett’s doctor said in the clip. “That’s exactly where you’re sore. The other thing you’ve got is all this white stuff here, that’s all fluid. So, that’s what the swelling is. When we look at the ligaments that join your fibula, so you’ve probably got what we call a grade 2 injury to that.” [H/T BJPenn.com]
While Pimblett had the intention of fighting at the start of this year, the surgery will render him unable to do it. Nor he will be able to star in London on March 18th at UFC 286: Edwards vs. Usman 3. If all goes well, maybe “The Baddy” can fight again in the summer or fall. While its expected that 2023 will not be a very active year for Pimblett, but what’s more important thing is that he recovers completely.
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