Logan Paul teases Paddy Pimblett UFC fight after in-ring WWE debut

  • Tom Ward

Logan Paul has revealed that he would be willing to make a switch to MMA in order to fight UFC superstar Paddy Pimblett.

Social media star Paul, 27, made the move into boxing in 2019, losing in a rematch with British YouTube rival KSI.

Following his exhibition fight with Floyd Mayweather, Paul made his WWE debut on Saturday night at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

He teamed up with The Miz to take on the legendary Rey Mysterio and his son Dominik Mysterio at WrestleMania 38.

But now it seems the American wants to try his luck in the UFC as well after he talked up the possibility of a crossover fight with ‘Paddy the Baddy’.

Paul told MMA Fighting: “I’d like a run at it.

“I’d like a win in some sort of a fighting, combat sport.

“I think I’d be good at it, too.

“But then again, bro, I’m like, okay, do I f****** go and get my head kicked in or wrestle and have so much more fun.

Logan Paul has claimed he’d be game to fight UFC’s Paddy Pimblett

“My friends, before the Wrestlemania match, they’re like, ‘Hey, good luck!’ and I’m like, ‘Enjoy the show!’

“Before a boxing match it’s like, ‘I love you, brother. You can do anything you want.’

“They’re praying for me backstage, my heart’s pounding. It’s a f****** headache! It’s crazy, the difference between a boxing event and a wrestling event, so I don’t know, bro.

“But I found out who I’d like to fight if I did a UFC match: Paddy the Baddy.”

Along with his exciting style of fighting, Pimblett’s personality and charisma has seen him gain millions of fans worldwide, becoming a household name after just two fights – which hasn’t gone unnoticed by Paul.

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He added: “They’re saying he’s possibly the next Conor McGregor, right?

“He’s super charismatic, he’s entertaining as hell, he’s on the come up, he’s young like me, he’s got a real loud mouth.

“I just like the way he can perform. I think also, in the off season, he can come up like 25 pounds. The kid blows up in the off season, I’ve never seen anything like it.

“It’s like someone put a pump in him and [blows him up]. So he can get up to 185 and I can get down to 185 and possibly do a UFC match.

“[Dana White] asked me who I’d want to fight and I didn’t have anyone in mind, and now I’m looking at it and I’m like, okay, if I were to do a UFC fight, it needs to be with someone who can sell tickets.

“Paddy can sell, we’ve seen how he can activate crowds, and he’s still relatively new, he’s young, he’s entertaining.

“I just think the fans would eat that s*** up.”

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