Paddy the Goody.
To the untrained eye, MMA may just look like a couple maniacs locked in a cage in their pants to beat the snot out of each other until one of them is literally dragged away by someone who we’re led to believe is the referee but could very well be a bouncer. And all those things are true – but it’s also so much more than that. With the fighters needing to master a number of different disciplines such as kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, and wrestling, there’s a good argument to be made that MMA is the most technical sport in the world and those who participate in it are serious athletes who ought to be treated as such. At least that’s what the fighters say, and I’m not going to argue with them – they’re nutters. In a sport that is arguably associated with toxic masculinity more than most, whatever exactly that means, Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett decided to use his time on the mic after a 2nd round submission victory to talk about men’s mental health, having lost a friend to suicide the day before the fight. Bogus mental health-washing is undeniably a real thing, but this very clearly wasn’t that. He may look like Jay from The Inbetweeners, but he certainly doesn’t talk like him.Read Original Story