Deaf MMA fighter urges UFC to sign him after calling out Conor McGregor


A deaf MMA fighter asked UFC President Dana White to sign him.

Not only that, however, the talented star also took the time to directly call out UFC fan favorite Conor McGregor.

Thomas Paull, who was born without the ability to hear, is currently the two-weight world champion for Golden Ticket.

He recently won the lightweight title from the UK-based promotion in March, producing a devastating first-round knockout to beat Perry Andre.

Now Paull imagines his chances in the biggest and best promotion in the sport: the UFC.

Speaking to JOE, Paull sent a direct message to Dana White, saying, “What’s up? Come here, I’m not hiding anywhere, I’m right here.

“I’m waiting for you to call me, no no, text me.”

As it stands, UFC flyweight Askar Askarov is the only deaf fighter on the UFC roster.

Paull clearly has his sights set on the bright lights of the UFC and he has some dream fights in mind.

“I would love to fight Conor McGregor,” he added.

“The second would be Paddy Pimblett, because he’s from the North and I’m from the South. Come on Paddy, I’ll fight you.” Paull, who recently trained at Allstars Gymnasium Khamzat Chimaev in Sweden, explained his reasons for getting into mixed martial arts.

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“When I was growing up, I was drawn to fighting because I was bullied for my audition,” he said.

“It made me more intrigued to learn more about the fight and to fight back, so I was involved and not left out, and then I started MMA professionally and it went from there.

“It’s a disadvantage I can’t hear in training, but when I’m in the ring I’m fully focused. I can definitely fight.

“Although there are deaf role models in sports, they are only known in the deaf community.

“They are never integrated into mainstream sport.

“We have so much potential in our deaf community and I hope to be the person who can merge the two.

“If we are given the chance, it will be perfect. So I hope to be the person to build that.


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