Youtube star Logan Paul has just fought Boxing GOAT Floyd Mayweather (50-0) and surprisingly went the distance (eight rounds) in their exhibition bout. After the fight, Paul was asked what is next for him.
Paul answered that he plans to stay in combat sports and is interested in transitioning to MMA.
Paul said at the post fight press conference: “I’d do MMA, for sure, because I am a good grappler. You know, I’m a wrestler at heart.”
“Regardless of the performance that was put on tonight, you know, this is my third fight. Let me get a little good, you know, and then for sure, yeah, I’ll be putting on prizefights. That’s the answer. I’m sure there’s a list of opponents on Twitter, people chirping, saying this, saying that. I’ll pick one. Make them f*cking get embarrassed. I don’t know. We’ll see.”
Last year Logan Paul was on the mats with UFC fighter Paulo Costa at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas.
Logan Paul who has more than 23 million subscribers on Youtube and is a multi-millionaire, has recently transitioned to a combat sports career when he fought fellow YouTuber KSI two times. The first match was a draw and the second was a unanimity decision loss.
He decided to train with Brazilian powerhouse Paulo Costa, who is 13-1 and a BJJ black belt.
“I don’t think he liked the way I looked at him at dinner or something, but it’s a good thing I’m a professional boxer now who’s 0-1,”
Paul was wearing head gear and was on the receiving end of a massive overhand right which face-planted him to the canvas.
In the grappling segment, Paul did a bit better.
Logan Paul has a solid Wrestling background. He grew up in Ohio where the sport of Wrestling is king. He wrestled intensively in high school.
Logan Paul qualified for the state-level Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) 2013 Division I Wrestling Individual Championships.
Costa said about Paul:
“He’s very good, he surprised me,” Costa said of Paul. “He has good skills in boxing and very skilled in wrestling — he’s very good. I think he trained a lot of wrestling in college, and he’s very good — he surprised me a lot. Maybe he will make some MMA fights in the future.”
I think MMA will be better for him [than boxing] because he has good wrestling fundamentals. His college, he comes from wrestling, so I think wrestling is his primary martial art.”