Fans say Paddy Pimblett "s*** out 100 pounds" as podgy UFC star shows trim frame

Paddy Pimblett has garnered something of a reputation for his weight gain between fights, with the UFC star known to let loose when he's not in camp.

The 27-year-old has even referred to his match-ready self as "skinny Paddy" given his taste for the finer things when he's not training. Just two weeks after submitting Rodrigo 'Kazula' Vargas in his second UFC bout in March, 'The Baddy' revealed his 10,000 calorie-a-day binges had taken him past the 200-pound mark on the scales.

That's some 45 pounds heavier than his lightweight limit of 155lbs, showing just how extreme his fluctuations can be. The habit is reminiscent of Mancunian boxing legend Ricky Hatton, who would also gain an unorthodox amount in weight between bouts.

But only a week after his return to dieting, Pimblett appears to have a knack for shedding weight just as effectively as he piles it on. The Merseysider is yet to book another opponent for his next fight—expected to take place this summer—but that doesn't appear to have any bearing on motivation.

"Always a pleasure to be in the @ufc PI [Performance Institute]," he wrote on Instagram. "The main man @rygorpaul [strength and conditioning coach Paul Reed] might be on the other side of the world but he still putting this fat b*****d threw (sic) his paces."

Accompanying the caption was a series of photographs showing Pimblett deadlifting with a trap bar. Whatever he's been doing to shift the pounds has evidently been working, too, as the lightweight prospect sported a svelte-looking frame.

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And many of Pimblett's 815,000 followers were incredulous as to how the transformation had transpired so swiftly, with one joking the fighter had "s**t out like 80 pounds." That reaction was echoed as one follower remarked Pimblett "lost 100 pounds just like that," while another asked: "How does he lose all that weight so goddamn quickly?!?!"

Only the Englishman and his team will know the secret to his success, which Pimblett is hoping will one day take him to UFC gold. The former Cage Warriors lightweight champion is out to replicate his success in MMA's biggest promotion, having finished each of his UFC opponents to date in the first round.

YouTuber Logan Paul revealed in April that The Baddy would be his dream foe should he transition into the UFC. Pimblett has since replied that he would "submit [Paul] quite easily and quite quickly," and despite the major size deficit, the UFC star has proved moving up and down in weight is no obstacle.

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