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Katie Sands

'You'll do nothing!' Paddy Pimblett unleashes Conor McGregor-inspired rant during UFC 282 press conference

Paddy 'The Baddy' Pimblett went full Conor McGregor at a UFC 282 press conference when he clashed with Ilia Topuria.

Pimblett will go head-to-head with Jared Gordon in the early hours of Sunday morning, in what will be his fourth bout in the United Fighting Championship. So far the Liverpudlian has picked up three wins out of three and is looking to collect his fourth 'Performance Of The Night' bonus in a row.

Despite being so early in his UFC career, and aged just 27, Pimblett has fast become one of the hottest names in combat sport. His enigmatic persona and impressive social media presence has helped him shoot to super stardom in the space of a year.

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Pimblett re-ignited his long-running feud with Topuria, who is facing Bryce Mitchell at the same event. In March this year, the Scouser threw a bottle of hand sanitiser at the Georgian featherweight.

This time around, Pimblett made fun of Topuria's English, before criticising his background. Topuria said that if Pimblett didn't shut up, he'd "stand up and crush his little face right here".

As tensions rose, Pimblett retaliated using one of McGregor's famous taglines, "Do it then you little fart. Do it then. Do something, stand up. What will you do? You'll do nothing! You'll do nothing you little fart! Sit back down you little puta! (derogatory Spanish insult)."

The pair were held back by security as they tried to get to one another. Fellow Scouse UFC fighter Darren Till is pictured smiling in the background as the chaos unfolds. The situation cools down as UFC boss Dana White grins in the centre of the panel.

"You little mushroom! You little chorizo, you Spanish sausage." said Pimblett.

The infamous McGregor incident itself occurred at UFC 202, when he faced Nate Diaz ahead of their rematch in 2016.

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