Paddy Pimblett has called out wrestling champion Maxwell Jacob Friedman – better known as MJF – after the wrestler labelled the UFC man a 'pound shop' Conor McGregor. Pimblett has announced himself as one of MMA's rising stars, impressing in his recent UFC bouts.
After protecting his unbeaten record against Jordan Leavitt thanks to a second-round victory in London, the Scouse star is back in action against Jared Gordon next month. His bout in December though may have to take a back seat, after his latest call out.
Pimblett is no stranger to sharing his opinions online, and has already received a ban on Twitter for his choice of words on the social media site.
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This has not stopped the Liverpudlian though, after he went after MJF on Instagram. The pair shared a heated exchange online, both calling each other out for a potential bout. The feud started after the AEW champion claimed professional wrestling was a much more dangerous sport than UFC.
Hitting out at MJF, Pimblett then wrote: "If u wanna have a real fight let’s sort it with the UFC if not pipe down! Oh tell ur boss to sign me up when yous come to Fulham’s ground I be ready son."
The wrestler was quick to respond claiming that the pair should meet in his preferred discipline on the AEW circuit. He wrote: "Hey bud. AEW has a show coming up in your neck of the woods. If you’re man enough I’ll gladly show you how real I am.”
Hitting back, Pimblett replied: "I’ve just said that u spaceman don’t act as if ur calling for it. I’ve just told u straight when yous come Fulham’s ground (craven cottage) get ur boss Tony Khan to message my boss Dana White and see what we can sort."
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MJF clearly saved his biggest insult for last of all in the slagging match, with the AEW star labelling his new-found rival as nothing more than a budget McGregor. "Unlike you I’m 100% natural and I’m also 100% original. Unlike you," he replied.
"Your dollar store Conor McGregor talking, Will from strangers things (sic) looking a** wouldn’t last two seconds in my world #Betterthanyou See you in London.” MJF then shared the conversation on Twitter, simply adding the caption: "See you around 'Baddy'."
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