Paddy Pimblett is set to return to the octagon this Saturday at UFC London vs Rodrigo Vargas but it seems his next opponent is already set in stone. Pimblett and fellow contender Ilia Topuria brought their social media rivalry to the real world when the two crossed paths at the UFC London Host Hotel on Tuesday.
It is to be expected that putting all the fighters in one place while all of them are cutting weight that tensions will be high, but two fighters coming to blows before fight night is rare. Or rather, throwing hand sanitizer bottles at other fighters. If Topuria can get past Jai Herbert at UFC London, he may find himself across the cage from Pimblett in the not to distant future.