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Paddy Pimblett explains process for losing 50 pounds ahead of UFC 282

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Paddy Pimblet’s drastic weight change is bewildering, but “Bad” always has a plan to lose weight before a fight.

Pimblet’s next fight is Jared Gordon at UFC 282 on Dec. 10 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and ahead of that fight, the popular lightweight revealed his weight management secret on his YouTube channel.

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“It’s not hard at all,” Pimblett said. “It’s not hard. Get yourself into a calorie deficit. Why do you think I got so fat? Because I have to go from 1500-2000 calories a day to 8000 calories a day. That’s why weight builds up and why it’s so easy to drop.”

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Check out Pimblet’s video blog above.

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Pimblett credits his friend Joel McCarthy aka “Macrochef” for fueling him properly before the fight. In the video, McCarthy shows off some of Pimblett’s favorite meals at training camp and says that Pimblett consumes “between 1400 and 1700 calories” a day.

The routine has served Pimblett in good stead as he has won the first three fights of his UFC career all the way through, but his recent second-round victory over Jordan Leavitt in July of this year was preceded by a heavy weight cut. However, Pimblett successfully gained weight and showed it off to his critics despite having less time to prepare than usual.

“Last camp was one of the worst camps of my life,” Pimblett said. “The day I returned from America, I had about seven weeks to gain weight. The UFC just announced this date and I thought I would have to fight that day, right? It’s in O2. I had seven weeks to lose 20 kg. [approx. 44 pounds]and I did it.

“Where I am now, I have about nine kilograms. [approx. 20 pounds] lose. I did more than that overnight. I used to weigh 8.4 kilos overnight, I can lose nine kilos in four weeks.”

Pimblett’s vlog ends with him commenting on the loss of his close friend Molly McCann at UFC 281 to Erin Blanchfield, a setback that seems to have prompted him to put on a show against Gordon.

“I promise you now,” Pimblet said. “Jared Gordon finishes first. Watch.”



Source: www.mmafighting.com

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