Newly signed British fighter Pimblett says he obtained graphic descriptions of how he might be attacked after calling the Georgians “stupid” and saying it was “no wonder” the Russians “terrorize their country”. life “.
Sweden-based Georgian UFC fighter Guram Kutateladze criticized Pimblett and offered to fight him, and flyweight Liana Jojua also took the comments, which Pimblett said were light, about the Russia-Georgia conflict. from 2008, saying she was “ashamed” to read them because her grandparents had died in the conflict.
” It's a lady? “ Pimblett asked RT Sport when asked about Jojua's outrage, adding that his jibes, in which he also called Kutateladze a “False russian”, were in part a reflection of the spirit of Liverpool and an education devoid of education about the upheavals in the Georgia region.
“Someone told me she was one and two in the UFC but I haven't a clue. I don't know these people. All these fighters who mention me do not concern me. It shows how important I am to them. .
“For me, calling someone a fake Russian is not very offensive. I was called a fake Swede because of my hair. I'm not starting to say “Oh my god he's a racist. »Look at his picture – he looks like Khamzat [Chimaev].
“He looks like a fake Russian. He's not Russian, is he? He is Georgian. You are a fake Russian – shut up. “”
The 26-year-old said he had been annoyed by so many people contacting him about the argument and wanted to beat Kutateladze. “Just to silence all those Georgians who send me messages on Instagram, make my face. “
“I don't care what he has to say,” Pimblett pointed out. “It doesn't make any difference in my life, and all those Georgians didn't send me a message saying they were going to kill my family.
” It does not mean anything. They can message me whatever they want and say they're going to come and fuck my mom and do this and that, but that's not going to happen, is it? “
“I got some important messages from Georgians saying they were going to come and rape my mom and dad and make me watch, stuff like that. I just laughed at them because it's hilarious.
I sent my address to some Georgians saying, “Come and see me. I'll be here every morning. No one has come and they will not show up.
“No one is going to punish me. I wasn't talking about any kind of war. I didn't even know they had been in the war – it's not something we're taught in English schools.
“I deleted the tweet because it obviously made people back down, but I wasn't talking about the war. “
If this guy thinks it's funny or appropriate, I don't know what to say. My grandparents, like many other innocent people, were killed in the war. I'm ashamed that these kinds of people represent our sport. @ufcpic.twitter.com/A2gCgcXD77
– Liana Jojua (@lianajojua) April 2, 2021
It is very easy to tweet something stupid and delete it the moment your ass is burnt, however, it takes a lot of courage to publicly apologize to people you have offended just because you wanted to put yourself under the fire. someone's skin. @PaddyTheBaddy
– Liana Jojua (@lianajojua) April 2, 2021
Pimblett compared his self-proclaimed ignorance to the lack of knowledge he believed the Georgians would have about the Hillsborough disaster that killed 96 football fans in an England game in 1989.
“It's like telling them that Argentina and England experienced the Falklands War,” he suggested. “I'm going to say, ‘you were terrified' – that's just a word.
“Georgia and warring Russia aren't making the headlines in our country, so how the hell am I supposed to know that?” “
“It's like I'm telling them, ‘Do you know what Hillsborough is?' No, they don't. I wouldn't have jumped off the handlebars and said, ‘You're talking about 96 people who died there.' ”
“The Baddy” made a reputation for himself along with his flamboyant Cage Warriors performances earlier than describing himself because the UFC signing of the last decade when he struck a deal late final month.
“It's nobody who wants to be someone,” he mentioned, evaluating himself to Kutateladze, 29, who volunteered for ” Welcome “ Pimblett within the UFC by offering his first opponent.
“If he beats me, he turns into somebody. I could not have had a battle within the UFC but however I've extra followers than most fighters within the UFC.
“He's probably looking at me and thinking, ‘oh, he's a skinny little kid.' I know my skills and he didn't want to approach me – that's why I laughed.
“Guram called me a kid because I still look like a kid. I am handsome, even though he looks to be about 45 years old and has had about seven children.
“I'm not some internet idiot who needs people to accept them. I say what I want, when I want. “