Wrestling champ calls Paddy Pimblett a 'dollar store Conor McGregor'
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Nothing like a bit of cross-promotional beef to leave people speculating.
Paddy Pimblett is set to take on Jared Gordon at UFC 282 but he may already be angling for his next big feud.
Newly crowned All Elite Wrestling (AEW) World Champion Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF) looks intent on riling ‘The Baddy’ up.
If you’ve never watched wrestling company AEW then there’s one thing to note - MJF is quite the trash talker and has a talent for getting on people’s nerves.
AEW recently announced they would be venturing over the pond to hold some shows in the United Kingdom and as such the pair engaged in a war of words.
It’s unclear exactly what sparked the beef, however, the exchange is pretty hilarious.
Paddy told MJF: “If you wanna have a real fight let’s sort it with the UFC, if not pipe down! Oh tell your boss to sign me up when you’s come to Fulham’s ground. I be ready son.”
AEW owner Tony Khan also owns Premier League football team Fulham.
MJF replied: “Hey bud. AEW has a show coming up your neck of the woods. If you’re man enough I’ll gladly show you how real I am.”
The UFC star responded claiming he called MJF out first and tagged Tony Khan and Dana White in the comment before saying that MJF wouldn’t pass a USADA drug test.
The wrestling champ then decided to go in on Paddy with a brutal message.
He said: “Unlike you, I’m 100 per cent natural and I’m also 100 per cent original. Unlike you.
“You’re dollar store Conor McGregor talking, Will from Stranger Things looking ass wouldn’t last two seconds in my world. See you in London.”
See you around “baddy”. pic.twitter.com/vm4BG82TMg— Maxwell Jacob Friedman™️ (@The_MJF) November 22, 2022
Well, that’s one way to insult someone.
While the pair are certainly on two entirely different sides of the combat-sports world, seeing them go toe-to-toe on the microphone would be amazing.
MJF is one of the most popular stars in AEW, despite continually bad-mouthing fans, and won the World Championship over the weekend.
He defeated Jon Moxley, who was formerly Dean Ambrose in WWE.
Meanwhile, Paddy has steadily become one of the most beloved figures in the UFC and certainly has a cult following in the United Kingdom.
Make it happen Dana and Tony.
Featured Image Credit: PA Images / Alamy. the_mjf/Instagram.
Topics: Wrestling, UFC, MMA, Paddy Pimblett