LOGAN PAUL has exclusively revealed he intends on pursuing an MMA career and could fight in the octagon following his boxing fight with KSI.
Paul released a come-and-get-me plea to UFC president Dana White in the build-up to this Saturday, citing his college wrestling career as a strong attribute.
Logan Paul has issued a come-and-get me plea to UFC chief Dana White
When asked about his next fight after this Saturday’s main event, Paul told Oddschecker: “It won’t be a Youtuber, it can’t be.
“I’ve progressed so far skill-wise to fight any celebrity. It won’t be any celebrity, that’s for sure.
“I would love to fight in the UFC – I would love Dana White to put me in the octagon.”
The 24-year-old rose to prominence in the Ohio wrestling scene whilst at high school, qualifying for the state-level Ohio Division 1 Wrestling Individual Championships.
When questioned on whether Paul would be able to compete physically, he replied: “I’ve been taking neck shots my whole life.
“I was one of the best wrestlers in the state of Ohio, and I’ve been taking shots to my neck my whole life.
“[American] football, wrestling, even MMA in high school and we’ve been practising with heavier gloves – so when I put the 10oz gloves on it’s going to be like lightning.”
Paul has previously been quoted saying he should be Conor McGregor’s next opponent: “Yeah, I’ll fight Conor. He’s f***ing punching old men in the face.
“He did take it [the punch] though! He took the punch and then just drank his whiskey. Those Irishmen dude, those Irishmen. Wild.”
“No offence to Eddie [Hearn], I’m an MMA fan. I want to do MMA after this. I wrestled in high school.”
When questioned on whether Paul deserved favouritism status for the bout, he said: “I’m the favourite? Oh s***, not according to Twitter.
“I’m confused by the people that think KSI is going to win this fight. I understand the people that root for KSI and ‘want’ him to win.
“But let’s be honest, what the f*** are we doing here? I’m going to end this man.
CUT IT OUT
Nate Diaz suspended for 90 days after horror cuts against Jorge Masvidal
Masvidal has ‘fight IQ and unorthodox footwork’ to better McGregor’s boxing bow
Tyson Fury to begin MMA training with Darren Till to kickstart UFC career
WHAT A BELTER
Nunes stuns fans by posing naked with just her belts covering her privates
Fury to fight Ngannou ‘after boxing’ with Mike Tyson helping UFC star prepare
‘PEACE OUT FIGHT GAME’
UFC star Diaz hints at retirement as he turns down Masvidal rematch
MAY GET IT ON
Khabib’s dad talks up Mayweather bout with Lomachenko Sr to train UFC champ
‘WORKING ON IT’
Khabib in talks to finally face Ferguson in March or April, confirms White
‘DEAL IS IMMINENT’
McGregor all-but confirmed for return on Jan 18 to face Cerrone in Vegas
“What’s this company, Oddschecker? Yeah, y’all got this right.”
The American is the clear favourite for the rematch bout this Saturday, priced at 4/7, with Brit boxer KSI the underdog at 15/8.
However, bookie Energy Bet have cranked up the odds for new customers on KSI, boosting his odds to 30/1 to defeat Logan Paul.