Paddy Pimblett Delivers Powerful Message About Suicide Prevention After UFC London Win ‘Men Start Talking’

ESPN


Paddy Pimblett got the biggest win of his career this weekend and he made sure to use his time in the limelight to speak about suicide prevention.

On Saturday afternoon, Paddy The Baddy got the win after choking out Jordan Leavitt in the second round of their fight.

After the fight, Paddy spoke about suicide prevention days after his friend Ricky killed himself.

“I woke up on Friday morning 4am to a message that one of my friends back home had killed himself, this was 5 hours before my weigh in. So Ricky, that’s for you.

There’s a stigma in this world where men can’t talk, if you’re a man and you have weight on your shoulders and you think that the only way you can solve it is by killing yourself, please speak to someone, speak to anyone, people would rather, I know I’d rather my mate cry on my shoulder than go to his funeral next week, so please get rid of this stigma and men start talking.”

Jorge avatar
Brobible sports editor. Jorge is a Miami native and lifelong Heat fan. He has been covering the NBA, MLB and NFL professionally for almost 10 years, specializing in digital media. Email: jorge@brobible.com