Newly crowned AEW MJF World Champion has always had a gift for garrulousness, and no one, including UFC lightweight fighter Paddy Pimblet, is immune to it.
On Tuesday, MJF took to social media to share a screenshot from an internet exchange between him and Pimblett, where “Bad” challenged him to a “real fight” that MJF appears to have accepted when AEW travels to London for the first time. 2023.
Look at the screenshot below.
See you around the buddy. pic.twitter.com/vm4BG82TMg
— Maxwell Jacob Friedman™️ (@The_MJF) November 22, 2022
After Pimblett suggested that MJF would not be able to pass the USADA intra-octagon match test, the AEW World Champion, who told MMA Fighting in 2020 that he has boxing experience – fired back.
“Unlike you, I’m 100 [percent] of course i’m 100 too [percent] original,” said MJF. “You dollar store Conor McGregor saying Stranger Things looking asshole wouldn’t last two seconds in my world. See you in London.”
MJF admits that he is not the biggest fan of MMA, but he is aware of what is happening in the sport and tries to catch the most important events as they happen. A true student of professional wrestling, MJF, like many others, believes that MMA’s roots, primarily storytelling and rivalry building, come from what has made professional wrestling a huge success over the years.
“The word I would use is steal,” MJF told MMA Fighting in November 2020. “That’s exactly what MMA did and they did it very well, don’t get me wrong. I believe that Bellator, UFC and all these companies should be very proud of themselves, PRIDE in their time. I truly love what they do, but at the same time, I feel like this is what AEW is all about. I believe that when we do it right, we represent professional wrestling as a sport.
“Though sometimes when we’re on screen, I like to have a little fun. I like to do whatever the hell I want, as long as I’m completely straight forward, because I can. But at the end of the day, when the time comes, it’s professional wrestling based on a sport, and that’s because professional wrestling is a sport and it should be a sport. I can sing and dance one week, but the next week, if I want to, I can bite someone’s nose off and completely break it in half in the wrestling ring.”