‘Don’t forget your own past, you sausage’: Paddy Pimblett hits back at ‘cheating little juice head’ TJ Dillashaw after American savaged him for binge eating between UFC fights and claimed he will NEVER be a champion
- TJ Dillashaw has criticised Paddy Pimblett for his binge eating between fights
- American said: ‘You can’t have that down time, you can’t get that fat’
- Pimblett has now hit back, saying ‘don’t forget your own past you sausage’
- ‘The Baddy’ remains undefeated in the UFC and takes on Jordan Leavitt next
Paddy Pimblett has told TJ Dillashaw to remember his own past before criticising him for binge eating between fights.
‘The Baddy’ came under fire from the ex-bantamweight champion for what the American saw as a lack of work ethic when he indulges in all manner of treats.
The hypocrisy of Dillashaw, who returned in January after a two-year ban for using performance-enhancing drugs he admitted taking, was a point Pimblett was keen to point out.
Paddy Pimblett ballooned up in weight after cutting down for his fight at UFC London and TJ Dillashaw has claimed he will never be champion with his current work ethic
Dillashaw was banned for two years but criticised Pimblett for what he puts in his body
He wrote: ‘Is this fella messin TJ Dillashaw, used to sell tee shirts with his fat face on it saying ‘fat Tyler’ on when he came out of camp don’t forget ur own past u sausage.
‘Cheating little juice head wud never have won a belt without them steroids u f***ing mushroom.’
Pimblett’s approach has been to let himself balloon up in weight after a fight and then discipline himself when he has to prepare to enter the octagon again.
He explained his philosophy as: ‘I’d rather be fat and happy than ripped. These people who are ripped all year round are not happy, I don’t care what they say.
‘This six-pack is sound, I look great but I’d rather be fat and happy.’
But Dillashaw savaged that approach telling The Schaub Show: ‘He’s loving diabetes. That’s like a recipe for just destroying your body. I guess there’s one thing if I’m looking at it.
‘They can promote him the right way and he might have what it takes to get into the higher echelons of the UFC, but if you keep that same work ethic he has now, then he’ll never be UFC champion.
‘You can’t have that down time like that, you can’t get that fat and out of shape. It just proves the dedication you need to do what you do.
‘I’m not trying to clown on him but that’s something he’s going to have to figure out with age, right?
Pimblett remains undefeated in the UFC and has two first-round finishes
‘He’s young and this is a full-time job. This isn’t a job where you want to be a fighter. You have to be a fighter.’
Former bantamweight champion Dillashaw was caught using the drug Procrit, a man-made form of erythropoietin that prompts the body to increase red blood cell production.
He failed an anti-doping test conducted by USADA and readily admitted taking the performance-enhancing drug so his ability to criticise any fighter’s choices is questionable.
Dillashaw released a video when he was caught doping in 2019, admitting to taking the banned substance in order to better refuel his body when cutting down in weight.
Pimblett is one of the UFC’s most exciting rising stars and is a favourite among fans
He said he had ‘a hard time’ forgiving himself for intentionally cheating but vowed to come back ‘better and stronger’ in the future.
‘I understand the criticism and scrutiny coming my way. But what I really feel bad about is the bad light bringing on to my coaches, my family and my teammates. They had no involvement in this and I feel the worst for them,’ he added.
Pimblett is preparing for his return to action at UFC London in July and will take on Jordan Leavitt.
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