Pro wrestler Maxwell Jacob Friedman offers to fight Paddy Pimblett under UFC banner in nasty Instagram exchange

Maxwell Jacob Friedman
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Professional wrestling star and AEW (All Elite Wrestling) mainstay, Maxwell Jacob Friedman has offered to share the Octagon with UFC lightweight contender, Paddy Pimblett – in a rather surprising clash of personalities, after the duo shared a tense back-and-forth across Instagram.

Friedman, a professional wrestler competing under the AEW banner, and otherwise known by his abbreviation, MJF, currently holds the organization’s World Championship title. 

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Pimblett, on the other hand, is a former Cage Warriors featherweight champion, and made his long-awaited Octagon bow in September of last year. Debuting with a knockout win over Luigi Vendramini, the Liverpool native would then stop Kazula Vargas with a submission win at UFC London earlier this year, before a July rear-naked choke success over Jordan Leavitt in a summer instalment of the capital card. 

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Maxwell Jacob Friedman takes aim at Paddy Pimblett

Engaging in an Instagram comment storm alongside Friedman, Pimblett commented on the promotion’s incoming outing at Craven Cottage – the football ground of Premier League side, Fulham, with the former offering to fight Pimblett under the banner of the UFC in a wholly unlikely fight.

“@the_mjf I do have knowledge about mma tho don’t I?” Paddy Pimblett questioned Maxwell Jacob Friedman. “Which u have zero knowledge about so let’s not go there (laughing face emoji) If u wanna have a real fight let’s sort it with the @ufc if not pipe down! Oh tell ur boss to sign me up when yous come to Fulham’s ground I be ready son (raised hands face emoji) (kissing face emoji).”

“@theufcbaddy hey bud, @aew has a show coming up in your neck of the woods,” Maxwell Jacob Friedman commented. “If you’re man enough I’ll gladly show you how real I am. @tonyrkhan @danawhite.”

“@the_mjf I’ve just said that u spaceman (laughing face emoji) don’t act asif ur calling for it I’ve just told u straight when youse come Fulham’s ground (craven cottage) get ur boss @tonyrkhan to message my boss @danawhite and see what we can sort (raised hands face emoji) because I know full well you won’t pass a USADA drug test to fight in the @ufc (laughing face emoji),” Paddy Pimblett commented.

“@theufcbaddy unlike you I’m 100% natural and I’m also 100% original,” Maxwell Jacob Friedman commented. “You’re dollar store Conor McGregor talking, Will from Stranger Things looking ass wouldn’t last two seconds in my world. #Betterthanyou See you in London.” 

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Next Generation MMA staple, Pimblett is slated to make his Octagon return at UFC 282 on December 10. against Jared Gordon at the lightweight limit at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.