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Logan Paul Calls On Dana White To Book Him In A UFC Fight Ahead Of KSI Clash

Logan Paul Calls On Dana White To Book Him In A UFC Fight Ahead Of KSI Clash

Logan Paul remains adamant that he will transition to MMA and has called for UFC president Dana White to "put me in the octagon."

The 24-year-old YouTube star is scheduled to rematch fellow internet personality KSI in a blockbuster boxing match on Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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But Paul has said that he is looking beyond the KSI fight and would welcome the chance to make his UFC debut.

"It won't be a YouTube [opponent], it can't be," he told Oddschecker.

"I've progressed so far skill-wise to fight any celebrity.

"It won't be any celebrity, that's for sure.

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"I would love to fight in the UFC -- I would love Dana White to put me in the octagon."

Paul, who is in incredible shape for his upcoming boxing match, has a history in college wrestling and qualified for state-level Ohio Division 1 Wrestling Individual Championships.

The YouTuber has argued that his background in wrestling is one of his core strengths and he would be able to take the punishment inside the octagon.

He explained: "I've been taking neck shots my whole life, I was one of the best wrestlers in the state Ohio and I've been taking shots to my neck my whole life.

"Football [American], 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."

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The American star, who said that he wants to fight Anthony Joshua, has previously called out UFC superstar Conor McGregor for an MMA fight.

When he was asked if he wanted to fight the Irishman, he responded: "Yeah, I'll fight Conor. He's f*****g 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."

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Former heavyweight champ Shannon Briggs, who is training Paul, has made a bold claim that the YouTuber could climb to the top of the boxing world in the next four or five years.

But KSI, real name Olajide Olatunji, brutally slammed Paul over the idea that he could beat 'AJ' and that he could become a future heavyweight champ.

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.

Featured Image Credit: Oddschecker/PA

Topics: Logan Paul, Boxing News, UFC News, MMA News, Boxing, KSI, UFC, MMA, Dana White

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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