DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Jared Gordon feels his story Paddy Pimblett is far from over.
The veteran UFC lightweight is confident he will fight the England star again, provided the controversial and much-discussed result of their competition last December at UFC 282. Pimblett (20-3 MMA, 4-0 UFC) edged out Gordon (19-6 MMA, 7-5 UFC) to win a unanimous decision, causing many fans and pundits to question the fight’s scoring.
Gordon, who was recently called up for a rematch by Pimblett, is open to pushing the fight back and confident they will meet again.
“Yeah, I think so, it just makes sense,” Gordon told MMA Junkie. “I think he’s trying to build the fight. He talks shit. I came back with a humble answer because I won’t go into that. But I think it makes sense, I think it would be fun, and the fans want to see it. So why not?”
Despite being the winner, Pimblett recently called for a rematch with Gordon from the hospital bed after undergoing ankle surgery. Gordon thinks that’s a big indication that Pimblett thinks he’s lost, but says otherwise. Gordon wants to bring it back, but not yet. His entire focus is on his upcoming fight against Bobby Green on April 22 at UFC Fight Night 222.
“Dude, I don’t post about it, I don’t talk about it,” Gordon said when asked if he was surprised Pimblett was calling for the rematch. “I did it for the first week because it was so ridiculous, but after that I wasn’t heard from. I’m fighting Bobby Green who I think is a tougher fight than Paddy. I’ve got bigger things on my mind right now. Despite that, he’s still talking crap, and now he’s backing down, saying he wants a rematch: ‘Oh, he lost the fight. I still think I won, but I wasn’t as dominant as I thought.’
“It does not matter. If you think you won then move on but you know you lost so now you want a rematch. I’ve won a split decision in all my fights, all my other fights are finishes or dominant wins. I won a split decision against Joe Solecki, who is 5-1 in the UFC. Nobody said “robbery, robbery, robbery”. He’s like, ‘Oh, you robbed Joe Solecki.’ No I haven’t. Even if people thought I was doing it, I wouldn’t talk about it. I won and move on. But he knows he lost, so here we are.”
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Source : sports.yahoo.com