Paddy Pimblett advocates for males’s psychological well being after UFC win: ‘Please communicate to somebody’


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Paddy Pimblett is a rising star in UFC and gained his third struggle Saturday.

Pimblett defeated Jordan Leavitt by submission within the second spherical of their bout at UFC London, bettering to 19-Three in his blended martial arts profession.

Paddy Pimblett of England celebrates defeating Jordan Leavitt of the U.S. in a light-weight bout throughout UFC Combat Evening at O2 Area July 23, 2022, in London. 
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After the win, the 27-year-old advocated for men’s mental health, revealing that one in every of his pals died by suicide.

“I wakened on Friday morning four a.m. to a message one in every of my pals again house killed himself. This was 5 hours earlier than my weigh-in. So Ricky, lad, that’s for you,” Pimblett mentioned.

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Paddy Pimblett of England punches Jordan Leavitt in a lightweight fight during UFC Fight Night at O2 Arena July 23, 2022, in London.

Paddy Pimblett of England punches Jordan Leavitt in a light-weight struggle throughout UFC Combat Evening at O2 Area July 23, 2022, in London.
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“There’s a stigma on this world that males can’t discuss. … Pay attention, when you’re a person, and also you’ve bought weight in your shoulders, and when you assume the one manner you may remedy it’s by killing your self, please communicate to somebody,” Pimblett mentioned.

“Communicate to anybody. Folks would quite … I do know I might quite have my mate cry on my shoulder than go to his funeral subsequent week. So, please, let’s do away with the stigma and males begin speaking.”

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The light-weight competitor defeated Luigi Vendramini by way of knockout in his first UFC bout in September 2021. In March, he bought Rodrigo Vargas to faucet out for his second win.

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Paddy Pimblett at the O2 in London Saturday, July 23, 2022.

Paddy Pimblett on the O2 in London Saturday, July 23, 2022.
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Pimblett, affectionately known as “Paddy the Baddy,” final misplaced in September 2018 at Cage Warriors 96 by way of unanimous choice. Two of his three losses have been by way of unanimous choice. His first loss got here in October 2013 at Cage Warriors Preventing Championship 60 by way of technical submission in opposition to Cameron Else.

If you happen to or somebody you already know is having ideas of suicide, please contact the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).



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