Logan Paul Wants To Fight Conor McGregor In The Octagon
Logan Paul wants to take on Conor McGregor in an MMA fight after he squares off against KSI in a boxing ring for the second time.
The two YouTubers slugged it in front of 18,000 fans at the Manchester Arena back in August 2018, with the fight ending in a controversial majority draw.
The rematch will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and be shown live on US subscription service DAZN. Matchroom Boxing chief Eddie Hearn is promoting the bout and has requested that both fighters turn professional, lose head guards and use 10-ounce gloves for the fight on 9 November.
NEW SHOW! :rotating_light: #KSILoganPaul2
Headguards off. This time, it's the pro game :punch:
@KSIOlajidebt vs @LoganPaul
:stadium: @STAPLESCenter, Los Angeles
:calendar_spiral: November 9
:computer: Live on @DAZN_USA
:tickets: Tickets on pre-sale 9/10, general sale 9/14. Details to follow pic.twitter.com/0QsgNEoGsV
- Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) September 3, 2019
And while Paul is preparing for his first professional boxing fight, he has called out UFC star McGregor - referencing the video of him punching an elderly man in a Dublin pub and claiming he's perfectly suited for MMA thanks to his amateur wrestling background.
"Yeah, I'll fight Conor," Paul told Fight Hub TV, as per The Independent.
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."
Anthony Joshua was asked about the Paul-KSI rematch at his press conference last week and believes it will put more eyes on the sport given the duo's mass followings online.
"I think it's sick, he could have promoted it from a point of view that's non-boxing, but getting their licenses, no head guards, rounds of boxing," the 29-year-old said.
"What people have to realise is you have to put all eyes on boxing for us all to thrive.
"KSI and Logan Paul have a bigger following than me and most of the heavyweights combined. If all those eyes are now going to watch me and watch my competitors and watch the sport of boxing, it's going to rise."