UFC newcomer Paddy Pimblett has seemingly taken a jibe at former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Speaking to MMA on Point, Paddy gave his views on the top personalities of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Paddy believed that Jon Jones is the Greatest of All Time. He pointed out how Jones beat Shogun for the belt and registered wins against the likes of Rashad, Rampage and Machida in his career. Paddy added that Jones also defeated Gustafsson and Cormier twice. In Paddy’s view, any fan who did not consider Jones as the Greatest of All Time did not have a working brain.
Commenting further on the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) debate, Paddy continued:
“Like, yeah, GSP is another one who’s up there. Anderson Silva in his prime. Khabib only beat like three decent people. I don’t understand how people can say Khabib is the GOAT, lad. I just don’t get it.”
Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired from UFC
Retired professional Mixed Martial Artists Khabib Nurmagomedov achieved much success in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He competed in the lightweight and welterweight categories during his career. Khabib never lost a match in his career. He featured in 29 matches, won eight of them by submission, 11 by submission and ten by decision.
In his last match before retirement, Khabib Nurmagomedov beat American professional mixed martial artist Justin Gaethje in the second round, in 1 minute and 34 seconds. It was at the UFC 254 event held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on October 24, 2020. With that victory, Khabib defended and unified the UFC Lightweight title before vacating the championship.
Speaking of his accomplishments, Khabib Nurmagomedov is a one-time UFC Lightweight Champion and the owner of the record for the longest lightweight championship reign in the UFC history, with 1,077 days as champion. He also won the Performance of the Night award thrice.