Renato Moicano is assured that Paddy Pimblett would get smashed by anybody within the UFC’s light-weight prime 15.
On Saturday (Feb. 3), Moicano scored his tenth win contained in the Octagon, securing a unanimous choice victory over fellow fan favourite Drew Dober following a bloody three-round brawl. Following the struggle, ‘Cash’ steered that Dober’s subsequent opponent ought to be Pimblett. The Liverpudlian took exception to the remark and snapped again on social media writing: “Why would I struggle Dober once I might smoke u a lot simpler?”
Talking with Mike Owens in a LowKick MMA exclusive interview, Moicano shared his candid ideas on Pimblett’s profession after incomes 5 straight wins since making his promotional debut in 2020.
“Paddy Pimblett is a man that the UFC is defending,” Moicano stated. “He’s a man they’re making an attempt to market. Perhaps he can get higher, however proper now, particularly after the fights towards Tony Ferguson and Jared Gordon, I don’t assume he’s on the identical degree as individuals within the prime 15 and in the event that they ask me, I’m going to say that, however I don’t need to disrespect him. That’s none of my enterprise. [I’m not] making an attempt to speak sh*t on him, however typically it’s the sport, proper?”
With wins over Jordan Leavitt, Jared Gordon, and ‘El Cucuy‘ in his final three outings, a top-15 opponent seems to be in Pimblett’s close to future. Even Moicano believes that’s the logical subsequent step, including that it might assist make an inevitable loss for ‘The Baddy’ simpler to swallow if it comes towards a ranked contender.
“I feel that is smart,” Moicano added. “Ultimately, he’s going to lose and I feel it’s higher if he loses to any individual with momentum as a substitute of any individual exterior the rankings.”
As for who Pimblett might face among the many light-weight prime 15, ‘Cash’ Moicano likes the concept of pitting Bobby Green towards the Liverpudlian.
“Perhaps Bobby Green is an efficient struggle for him,” Moicano stated. “Apart from that, I don’t see many fights that he will be aggressive in.”
‘King’ has received two of his final three, besting Tony Ferguson and Grant Dawson earlier than succumbing to a first-round KO towards Jalin Turner in December. Inexperienced is at the moment scheduled to fulfill Jim Miller at UFC 300 on April 13.
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