Surging UFC lightweight prospect, Paddy Pimblett had refuted a reported payout of his UFC London purse off the back of his first round submission win over Rodrigo Vargas, denying he had earned a reported $107,000 check for his win.
Pimblett, a former Cage Warriors featherweight titleholder, featured on the main card of UFC London against Mexico City native, Vargas, landing his second consecutive win in the promotion with a first round submission.
Surviving after an adversity filled opening couple of minutes, Paddy Pimblett was backed up to the fence in the opening exchange, where he was caught with a heavy right hand, resulting in a grappling scramble.
Eventually returning to his feet and executing a Judo throw, Pimblett landed on top and managed to sneak to Vargas’ back during a scramble, where he eventually locked in a rear-naked choke, and forced the tap.
Off the back of his victory, Pimblett was joined by Next Generation MMA training partner, Molly McCann in the Octagon – after the Liverpool native scored a shocking Knockout of the Year contender against Luana Carolina earlier in the night with a spinning back elbow.
Across social media this Monday afternoon, however, Twitter page, Fight Scout released a list of reported payouts for UFC London – claiming Pimblett had earned a sum of $107,000 at the event for his submission win over Vargas, however, those claims were quickly refuted by both Pimblett, and his manager. Cage Warriors leader, Graham Boylan.
“I wish I was gettin (sic) paid that are yous for f*cking real?! (laughing face emoji),” Paddy Pimblett tweeted.
Where does this info come from? (confused face emoji),” Graham Boylan tweeted.
Infamously, athletic state commissions no longer disclose official payouts from the UFC for events based in the United States and worldwide, however, the California State Athletic Commission has continually disclosed payouts for show and win purses from the organization, largely as an exception, most recently at UFC 270 in January.