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YouTuber Logan Paul Offered Mixed Martial Arts Debut By Bellator

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YouTuber Logan Paul Offered Mixed Martial Arts Debut By Bellator

Ever since his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, Logan Paul's stocks have gone through the roof.

And it seems he's on the brink of a breakthrough into mixed martial arts with Bellator offering the YouTuber the chance to make his professional debut.

Bellator promoter Scott Coker was impressed with what he saw during Paul's eight-round exhibition bout against arguably the greatest boxer of this generation and is now eager to get Paul onboard.

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"The answer is absolutely [I would sign him]," Coker told MMA Fighting.

"I think this kid has shown athletic ability to go in there with Floyd but also we know he's a high school all-star wrestler from Ohio and I think they're just getting better and better at combat sports.

"If he wanted to get into MMA, we would do it.

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"For now they [Logan and Jake] want to focus on boxing but if the opportunity was there, I definitely would put them in the cage

"When I say that, they're not going to go out and fight in a real fight against a guy like Gegard Mousasi or somebody that has that experience.

"We'd treat them like any other fighter with the experience that they have and take it from there."

Whether we see the trash-talking YouTuber swap the 12-ounce boxing gloves for some much smaller MMA ones remains to be seen.

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Although Paul, who wrestled competitively in high school, has spoken openly about his desire to get inside the cage one day.

"Yeah I'd do MMA for sure" Paul said during his post-fight press conference.

"Because I am a good grappler. I'm a wrestler at heart and I think it'd be silly of me to not use it in boxing, to the best of my ability."

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Topics: Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul, Logan Paul, Boxing News, Bellator, Boxing, Australia, MMA

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