London ball

Matt Frevola wants Paddy Pimblett in London ‘even if he gets smoked’ by Jared Gordon

NEW YORK – Whether Paddy Pimblet wins or loses his next fight, Matt Frevola then look at it.

Frevola (10-3-1 MMA, 4-3-1 UFC) scored his second in a row First-round knockout when he knocked Ottman Azaitar out of the undefeated ranks last Saturday at UFC 281.

It was a defining moment for Frevola, but he would like to top it off with a finish from Pimblett. “The Baddy” meets Jared Gordon at UFC 282 on Dec. 10, and Frevola hopes they can be paired up for the rumored UK pay-per-view in March.

“When I knock out Paddy in London, that will be the best time,” Frevola told reporters at the UFC 281 post-fight press conference. “Honestly, Paddy has a tough fight. Jared Gordon is very good but win lose or draw even if Paddy comes out and gets smoked by Jared I want to fight Paddy in London.

Frevola admits that part of the allure of fighting Pimblett (19-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is all the attention that comes with fighting such a notable name.

“I love that atmosphere that he brings to the fighting game,” Frevola said. “It’s electric. He’s like Conor McGregor, he brings such an atmosphere to the fight, it’s amazing and he’s a great fighter. I think me and him are going to go out there and hit and fight a big fight for the fans.

He continued, “Maybe I rock it and knock it out and finish it, maybe we wrestle and do a little wrestling. I also like to wrestle. He’s also a well-rounded mixed martial artist, too, so I think it’ll be a fun fight all over.

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