UFC fighter Paddy Pimblett delivered a powerful post-fight speech.

UFC fighter Paddy Pimblett delivered a powerful post-fight speech.

WATCH: Two epic sports interviews from the past week!

Take a look at two unforgettable sports interviews that have taken place this past week, and which have quickly gone viral

UFC fighter Paddy Pimblett delivered a powerful post-fight speech.

UFC fighter Paddy Pimblett delivered a powerful post-fight speech.

Over the past few days, there are a couple of interviews that have understandably caught the attention of sports fans around the world.

This past weekend, UFC fighter Paddy Pimblett not only produced an outstanding performance at UFC London, but he caught the attention of everyone primarily as a result of his powerful post-fight message.


During his interview after a victorious bout, Pimblett shared how a close friend had committed suicide just hours before the UFC London weigh-ins.

He went on to deliver an emotional message urging all men to overcome the stigma of talking about their mental health issues.

“I woke up on Friday morning at 4 am to a message that one of my friends back home had killed himself,” he said. “This was five hours before my weigh-in. So Ricky, lad, that’s for you. There’s a stigma in this world that men can’t talk. Listen, if you’re a man, and you’ve got weight on your shoulders and you think the only way you can solve this is by killing yourself, please speak to someone… I know I’d rather have my mate cry on my shoulder than go to his funeral next week. So please, let’s get rid of this stigma and men, start talking!”


Meanwhile, earlier this week, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig gave an extraordinary interview after roaring to Stage 3 victory at the Tour de France Femmes.

Ludwig’s general classification hopes had unravelled on Monday following a crash, with team-mate Marta Cavalli having to abandon the race.

However, Ludwig fought back after what she described as a “f*****g s**t” day to clinch a thrilling victory on Stage 3 to Epernay, with the Dane seeing off legendary Dutchwoman Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) in a stunning finish.

“It feels like such a good comeback after a f****** s*** day yesterday, losing Marta,” she said in an emotional interview that has since gone viral in the sports world.

“I just love how the team kept the fighting spirit. We knew today was a super good day and if I had the legs then I could try and go for the win and to actually do it and be a Tour de France stage winner, and in this jersey. It just doesn’t get better.

“I didn’t come into the final corner in the best position but I just kept fighting. What a victory, man. This is for the team. They kept believing in me. I love you guys.”

You can watch the emotional sports interviews below: