YouTuber, boxer, and wrestler Logan Paul has opened the door to a possible MMA fight against UFC newcomer Paddy Pimblett.
Paul currently has his sights set on a potential move to WWE after impressing Vince McMahon in his WrestleMania 38 debut, but the 27-year-old would also like to make a run at MMA.
The YouTube star continued his future in combat sports with an appearance in wrestling at WWE’s huge Wrestlemania 38 event, teaming up with The Miz to defeat Rey Mysterio and his son Dominik. Paul also fought in a high-profile event against Floyd Mayweather last year in the boxing ring.
Now Paul is eyeing a surprise appearance in the octagon and believes that he is capable of handing Pimblett the first defeat of his UFC career. “I have found out who I would like to fight if I did a UFC match. Paddy the Baddy (Pimblett),” Paul told the MMA Hour. “They say he is the next Conor McGregor, right, he is super charismatic and entertaining as hell. He is on the come-up and young like me and has a real loudmouth. I like the way he can perform.
Paul has become a notable figure in combat sports circles over the past few years for his forays into boxing, including a high-profile exhibition against Floyd Mayweather Jr. last year, and this past weekend, taking part in a match at Wrestlemania. Recently though, Paul has teased that he may try his hand at MMA, and both UFC President Dana White and Bellator CEO Scott Coker have shown some interest in giving the YouTuber/podcaster a shot. In March, White even went on Paul’s podcast, where he was at least open to the idea of giving Paul a shot.
Paul has previously suggested he is willing to try a range of different combat sports but is currently yet to win a fight in any discipline. He began his surprise career alongside his brother Jake when he fought YouTube rival KSI twice where he drew initially before losing in their huge rematch promoted by Matchroom Boxing.
Patrick Pimblett, better known as ‘Paddy the Baddy’, is a 26-year-old mixed martial artist from Huyton. Pimblett fights out of Next Generation MMA in the city centre and has established himself as one of the most exciting fighters in the UK.
Pimblett made his UFC debut in September 2020 with a stunning victory over Luigi Vendramini. He is a former Cage Warriors featherweight champion, having defeated Johnny Frachey for the belt at the ECHO Arena and defended it against American Julian Erosa before a defeat to Nad Narimani in March 2017.