Sun. Jan 29th, 2023

Terrance McKinney is still pushing for a fight with Paddy Pimblett. 

Past History

‘T-Wrecks’ would throw his name in the hat to face Pimblett, following an impressive first-round submission win of Erick Gonzales in August. Pimblett would later respond to McKinney’s call-out, citing he didn’t have a big enough following to fight him at the time. 

“He’s got less than 100,000 followers and I’m at 1.8 million or something,” Pimblett said post-fight at UFC London. “That’s why they want to fight me. But also, I’m not a very scary dude. I don’t look that intimidating. People think ‘I can beat him,’ but when you get in the cage with me and you’ve got to solve the puzzle, you can’t.”

“Me and Terrance have actually spoke,” Pimblett added. “In the past, we spoke on Twitter and we actually said we would probably fight in a few years down the line, when it’s a main event on a proper big card.”

‘It Just Makes Sense That We Scrap It Out’

While Paddy ‘The Baddy’ could see a potential fight down the line, McKinney isn’t too interested in waiting. He believes it makes much more sense especially now that he’s reached a milestone of 100K followers on his Instagram, something Pimblett took a jab at earlier. 

“So next time if I do call him out again and he says no, like I said, he knows scousers can get knocked out,” McKinney told MMA Island. “We’re both doing well in the UFC right now, making noise. I got all finishes in the UFC, he got all finishes [too]. So it just makes sense that we scrap it out.”

Anytime, Any Weight

When it comes to a fight with Paddy Pimblett, it’s anytime, any weight, but not anywhere for Terrance McKinney. ‘T-Wrecks’ wants to go across the pond and beat Liverpool-native in front of his home crowd. 

“It’s gotta be in Liverpool,” McKinney continued. “I wanna beat him in his hometown. It can be any weight class, I’ll even fight him at 170 [lbs], to help him out, don’t matter.”

By Chris De Santiago

Chris De Santiago is a 20-year-old journalist out of Texas. He is the founder of MMA Island and also works for MiddleEasy.com.