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Paddy The Baddy talks fighting, fans, and his big persona

He’s known for his big kicks, hard punches and larger-that-life personality.

Earlier in 2023, I got to speak with MMA star Paddy Pimblett about—well—what his deal is.

Perhaps it was for that reason that Pimblett, who called me “fella” and “lad” throughout our Zoom interview, seems like the kind of dude that Guy Ritchie would cast in one of his films. I mention that and ask if he sees “Paddy The Baddy” in future motion pictures.

“Yeah, definitely,” Pimblett said. “I’ll be in movies one day, lad. Don’t worry about that. I’ll be in films, 100%!”

But few athletes are having more fun than Paddy Pimblett, who says it’s not all about social media fame.

As many of his biggest fans know, the 2022 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year has also become a huge advocate of mental health. 

He recently established The Baddy Foundation, an organization that aims to uplift communities by helping support people’s most basic needs. Among them are food insecurity and also combatting the stigma around mental health—especially men’s mental health. 

Read the full interview story with Paddy Pimblett here.

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