Paddy Pimblett explains why he called Khabib Nurmagomedov the “Karen of MMA”

Paddy Pimblett clearly upset many Khabib Nurmagomedov fans when he called 'The Eagle' the 'Karen of MMA'. The incident took place after Khabib's

Paddy Pimblett clearly upset many Khabib Nurmagomedov fans when he called ‘The Eagle’ the ‘Karen of MMA’. The incident took place after Khabib’s appearance on boxing legend Mike Tyson’s podcast. Dagestani’s comments about Tyson’s activities while recording the podcast irritated Pimblett.

While talking to Matt Serra on the latest episode of UFC Unfiltered, The 26-year-old English mixed martial artist explained why he was criticizing the Russian legend.

«I don’t understand how you can go to a podcast called ‘Hot Boxin’ with Mike Tyson ‘and complain that he smokes cannabis. What planet do you live on, brother? If someone asks me a question about it, I’m not going to shy away from it. I will answer it honestly. I don’t care what all the fanboys have to say about me. This is why some people love me and others hate me. After the podcast, he (Khabib) came out and said he didn’t like the way Tyson smoked and ate fast food. I say watch at least one episode before going to a podcast, eh! “


Khabib retired last year following his win over Justin Gaethje. Since then, he has spoken on various programs related to combat sports as a guest. He also continued to coach his training partners at the American Kickboxing Academy, along with head coach Javier Méndez.

Paddy Pimblett prepares for his UFC debut against Luigi Vendramini

Paddy Pimblett will make his long-awaited promotional debut at the UFC Vegas 36: Brunson vs Till event later today. His opponent will be the Brazilian Luigi Vendramini.

Pimblett, who has a 16-3 win-loss record in MMA, has impressed many experts and fans with his performances under the Cage Warriors banner. He was a former featherweight champion in promotion before moving up to 155 pounds.

‘The Baddy’ is considered a fighter with great potential. This is expected to be a challenge for even some of the best lightweights in the UFC. You will be looking to begin your climb up the ladder in the main card opener tonight.