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Liverpool Echo
Stephen Killen

Paddy Pimblett makes charity announcement ahead of fight at UFC 282

UFC star Paddy "The Baddy" Pimblett has unveiled his charity, The Baddy Foundation, in a bid to tackle mental health stigmas and help children who are struggling to be fed.

The lightweight, unbeaten so far in the UFC, has been outspoken in his opposition to the use of foodbanks on Merseyside and held an emotional post-fight interview following his submission win during his last outing in the octagon after the loss of his close friend just days earlier.

Pimblett has spoken openly about his discontent with the ongoing cost of living crisis, as well as the ongoing struggles for families across the region choosing between heating and putting food on the table.

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In an Instagram post confirming the launch, The Baddy said: "It’s my pleasure to announce that The Baddy Foundation is now live! After mentioning it in my march post fight interview everyone has been asking me about it thinking I’m all talk and no action.

"Well it’s taken a lot of work behind the scenes from my team in Liverpool & Hollywood and mainly my manager @graham_boylan but it’s finally here and I’ll be helping everyone I can with The Baddy Foundation.

"Helping to feed kids who are struggling to be fed and eating from food banks and to help men with mental health issues to start talking and finally break this stigma that I’ve been talking about recently and help prevent so many suicides which is such an epidemic at the minute.

"If you can donate just $1 it will help me to make change possible. Any companies wanting to partner speak to Graham."

The 27-year-old is currently preparing for his upcoming fight against Jared Gordon. It will be the second time Pimblett fights across the Atlantic but his first in front of a capacity crowd in Las Vegas.

Following an injury in the main event, The Baddy will now be the co-main event at the T-Mobile Arena this Saturday at UFC 282.

In a segment on the Baddy Foundation website, he says: "I really want to work on helping disadvantaged kids living off food banks to eat and to help clothe them, have a better quality of life and to help men of my generation understand that it isn’t weak to talk and every single one of us has mental battles we have to fight even someone like myself."

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