Renato Moicano is confident that Paddy Pimblett would get smashed by anyone in the UFC’s lightweight top 15.
Moicano secured his 10th win in the Octagon by winning a unanimous decision over Drew Dober, another fan favorite. This was after a bloody fight that lasted three rounds. Following the fight, ‘Money’ suggested that Dober’s next opponent should be Pimblett. The Liverpudlian was offended by the comment, and responded on social media: “Why would I fight Dober when I could smoke u much easier?”
Speaking with Mike Owens in a LowKick MMA exclusive interview, Moicano shared his candid thoughts on Pimblett’s career after earning five straight wins since making his promotional debut in 2020.
“Paddy Pimblett is a guy that the UFC is protecting,” Moicano said. “He’s a guy they’re trying to market. Maybe he can get better, but right now, especially after the fights against Tony Ferguson and Jared Gordon, I don’t think he’s on the same level as people in the top 15 and if they ask me, I’m going to say that, but I don’t want to disrespect him. That’s none of my business. [I’m not] trying to talk sh*t on him, but sometimes it’s the game, right?”