If there is one thing Logan Paul is good at, it is seeking attention. So while we fell into the trap by giving him the attention he so desperately seeks, this soundbite was just too ridiculous to ignore. The YouTube “star” who seemingly has no real talent outside of annoying the ever-living hell out of people, seems interested in expanding his career into combat sports.
Paul is set to fight British YouTuber KSI in three weeks, but he also has his eyes set on the UFC Octagon.
TMZ Sports caught up with Paul in the Los Angeles airport where he said he wants to fight in the UFC following his boxing matches against KSI. He wants you to know that he’s serious, too, bro.
“I want to fight a UFC fighter. I want to get in the octagon,” Paul said. “Yeah, bro, I wrestled my whole life. Bro, there’s no reason I can’t. I literally did athletics my whole life.
“Dana White, you watching this, bro? Pick a fighter for me, dude. Late next year.”
As for who Paul wants to face, he specifically mentioned CM Punk and Conor McGregor. Obviously a fight with McGregor would never, ever happen — we’d love to watch Paul get his ass whooped in that one though — but is it really crazy to think that he would stand a chance against CM Punk? If you’ve seen either of CM Punk’s two UFC bouts, you realize Paul may actually stand a chance. Line it up, Dana.
Check out the full video of Paul’s comments below: