Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett has announced that an injury has ruled him out of his lightweight showdown with Donovan Desmae at Cage Warriors 100 on Dec. 8.
In a social media post, Pimblett revealed he must undergo another surgery on a reoccurring hand injury, which he hopes will take place before Christmas.
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I’m absolutely gutted am sat here writing this. Every fighter knows this is the hardest type of message to write, there is nothing I wanted more then to complete on such a historic event in #cw100. I’ve got to go back and have the same operation on my hand that I had 4 months ago. The bone in my hand has gone again and its a 2nd op for me now to get this fixed. Im hoping the operation gets scheduled pre xmas so I can get back in there asap. I want to honour my commitment to Donovan Desmae, we both signed our contracts and we will rebook this fight as soon as my hands better Donovan will be asked first. Yanno hopefully the op wont be scheduled around Dec 8th so that I can still be at #Cw100 to support my team mates and meet the fans. Again am so sorry to everyone who’s behind me but yous will see a new improved me in 2019 no injuries to worry about just a 100% me.... and no ones ready #cagewarriors #cw100 #ufc #mma #ukmma #gym #team #family #injury #injured #nextgen #nextgeneration #scouse #liverpool #thebaddy #paddythebaddy
“I’ve got to go back and have the same operation on my hand that I had 4 months ago,” the former Cage Warriors featherweight champion disclosed via his social media channels. “The bone in my hand has gone again and it’s a second [operation] for me now to get this fixed. I’m hoping the operation gets scheduled pre Xmas so I can get back in there ASAP.”
“The Baddy” detailed his struggle with a hand injury he took into his last outing, a lightweight title showdown with Soren Bak at Cage Warriors 96, during a recent appearance on Eurobash.
“I couldn’t wrestle before that fight, I couldn’t lift weights before that fight. The whole camp revolved around making sure my hand was alright and getting me to place where I was able to get in there and fight. If I had pulled out of the show at the [Echo] Arena, the show would’ve went to f*ck without me. I wasn’t pulling out, I just had to get on with it,” said Pimblett.