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Paddy Pimblett discusses personal mental health issues ahead of UFC 296


Liverpool’s own, Paddy Pimblett returns this weekend at UFC 296 to take on the biggest test of his career as he clashes with the former interim champion, Tony Ferguson.

The UFC fighter is preparing for his fifth UFC bout. The Baddy featured on ‘JaackMate’s Happy Hour’ podcast and discussed a range of topics, but one that stood out was when he spoke about in-depth was his own struggles with mental health.

He admitted that he was really struggling after losing the Cage Warriors Vacant Lightweight Championship to Sorenbak in September 2018. Speaking about the fallout from that fight, he said:
“I went into a deep depression and that, do you know what I mean. Sitting in my room contemplating whether I should even be on the earth anymore”

It was also his reaction to having five consecutive fights canceled and being forced to sit out of the ring for more than a year.

Pimblett has also spoken about how he overcame the mental battle by:
It wasn’t easy like. You’ve just got to; all the good people around me, you know what I mean, my team, my family, my mates, you know what I mean. Without them I’m not even sure, I don’t even know if I’d still be here to be honest”

Podcast host, Jaackmate quizzed him about why Pimblett is so open about his mental health and men’s…

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