Paddy Pimblett has spoken about his enjoyment of Mixed Martial Arts, stating he just 'loves punching people in the face'.
The Liverpool fighter enjoyed a spectacular UFC debut two-weeks ago with a victory over Luigi Vendramini on a night where Merseyside shone, as Molly McCann also tasted triumph.
That performance has put 'Paddy the Baddy' on the map, with his Instagram account blowing up to half a million followers in the aftermath of the fight.
His triumph against Luigi Vendramini came in fine style but he was on the receiving end of some blows, which for him make the victory even sweeter.
"The fact it wasn't flawless made it even better for me - that's just my career. I always say I need to get punched in the face to get woken up," he told BBC's MOTDx.
"I can't help it. Even in the gym my coaches are always telling me to keep my chin down, but I just get into scraps.
"I enjoy punching people in the face and getting punched in the face - and I know people like to watch that as a show. I'll continue to do what I do."
Pimblett has been enjoying some time off since his victory, eating his fill of treats he had to avoid during fight camp, but vows to be back in the ring before the end of the year.
"You want to see the food I've been putting away. I reckon I've been eating about 5-6,000 calories every day, maybe even 7-8,000 calories, going out for a meal twice a day and then having ice creams and bubble waffles and brownies.
"I'll be fighting again before the end of the year, so as long as I give myself time to cut the weight back down, it's sound."