Paddy Pimblett eyes summer return vs. Renato Moicano: ‘You owe me money, lad’

Paddy Pimblett wants his ticket to the top 15 through Renato Moicano.

Pimblett (21-3 MMA, 5-0 UFC) is a fight Moicano has wanted on numerous occasions, and Pimblett is now reciprocating that interest.

Moicano (18-5-1 MMA, 10-5 UFC) is currently booked to face Jalin Turner at UFC 300 on April 13. Summer would be a relatively quick turnaround for the popular Brazilian, but that’s the fight Pimblett is eyeing next.

“I saw something the other day on Twitter, that I’m meant to be fighting Renato Moicano at UFC 301,” Pimblett said on his YouTube channel. “No. My kids will be about 2 weeks old. I’m not fighting that soon. I won’t be fighting until June or July. … That is who I want next: Renato Moicano. ‘Money’ Moicano, you owe me money, lad. I’m coming for you, you little sausage.”

Moicano posted on “X” to respond to Pimblett’s callout.

Even though most likely I will be on the top 10 of the best division in UFC I show you that’s levels to this game!!! As far as I’m concerned pimpleton is easy money


you little Oliver Twist…. #ufc#mma.”

Paddy pimblett always a tough guy when someone gets booked to a fight!!! He’s representing everything that’s wrong with society!!! Our grandparents heroes were military generals and statesmen our parents hero’s were sport athletes and now this generation heroes are clowns! #ufc.”

Pimblett is coming off a lopsided decision win over the skidding Tony Ferguson this past December at UFC 296. “The Baddy” revealed he entered that fight injured.

“I went into that last fight injured, but I just never said nothing. I just got on with it,” Pimblett said. “I’m back in the gym, training in the new year. My shoulders are still sore even after two, three weeks off. So I got them looked at, had an MRI on both. I’ve got a tear in both shoulders, so all I’ve done for the past month is lots of kicking.”

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie