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Barstool Celebrates Paddy Pimblett’s Win, Makes Offer to Molly McCann

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Image caption: LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 19: Paddy Pimblett celebrates with Molly Mccann after defeating Kazula Vargas during UFC Fight Night: Volkov v Aspinall at the The O2 Arena on March 19, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Barstool Sports loves its Scousers. The sports media giant celebrated Paddy Pimblett‘s win at UFC Fight Night 204 in London, England, and Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy said he would offer another Scouser, Molly McCann, a contract after her win.

Pimblett (18-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) made history when he became the first MMA fighter to be signed to Barstool Sports. Barstool inked Pimblett to a seven-figure deal to become a brand ambassador and content creator with the company after he caught Portnoy’s attention following his UFC debut win over Luigi Vendramini in September.

Portnoy Celebrates Paddy Pimblett’s Win

Paddy “The Baddy” earned his first win as a Barstool signee when he submitted Rodrigo Vargas in London, much to the delight of Portnoy and fellow Barstool higher-up Dan “Big Cat” Katz.

Contract Offered to Molly McCann

McCann (12-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) earned a brutal spinning back elbow knockout of Luana Carolina in the third round of their fight a couple of bouts before Pimblett’s.

Portnoy tweeted he placed a $15,000 bet on McCann to win and said he thinks he has to sign her to Barstool if she won. Immediately after her knockout, he tweeted “MOLLY WELCOME TO BARSTOOL SPORTS!”

Robbie Fox of Barstool told McCann post-fight that Portnoy wanted to sign her to Barstool. McCann replied, “DAAAAVE, GET ME SIGNED UP!”

Once the ink is dry, McCann would follow in Paddy Pimblett’s footsteps and become the second UFC fighter that Barstool has inked to a deal.

Pimblett told reporters before the event that he would go over to the United States after his fight to get more work done with Barstool Sports.

“Yeah lad, Barstool is the best company in the world lad,” Pimblett said. “Barstool was made for me, I was made for Barstool. Seriously, when I went into that office, I was just like, ‘this is me. this is me.’ It’s just a company that epitomizes me.”

Pimblett already took a page out of Portnoy’s book when he did a post-fight pizza review on Saturday. He gave the slice he had a 2.8 rating and added that he hopes to get a “proper pizza” with Portnoy.

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