Earlier this month, YouTube star Logan Paul competed in a high-profile boxing match with his rival YouTuber KSI. In the wake of this massive event, there has been some buzz about Paul — the owner of a solid wrestling background — potentially competing in the UFC.
“Someone in the UFC offices is watching going, ‘That Logan Paul looked pretty good. How much does he weigh?’” Brendan Schaub posited on his Below The Belt podcast. “You’re batshit crazy if you don’t think in the UFC office this morning someone went, ‘We’re just spit-balling ideas here, did anyone see the Logan Paul fight? He didn’t look terrible! What numbers did they do? Better than any card we’ve had this year. Should we sign him?’ I guarantee there’s a spark interest of signing Logan Paul to the UFC.”
In the midst of this buzz, Paul threw gas on the fire, expressing interest in a UFC fight in a Twitter post.
the thought of securing a fight in the @UFC is exciting… could finally use my wrestling background… but i hear some other celebrities/athletes want to catch these hands first? 😂
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) August 29, 2018
“The thought of securing a fight in the [UFC] is exciting… could finally use my wrestling background… but i hear some other celebrities/athletes want to catch these hands first?”
It did not take long for UFC fighters to respond to this comment for Logan Paul. One of the fighters to respond, shockingly, was unfailingly polite welterweight contender Sage Northcutt.
“Let me know when you wanna catch these hands,” Northcutt said in response to Paul’s Tweet.
BRING IT ON NORTHBUTT pic.twitter.com/TA1JIWCcOx
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) August 31, 2018
“BRING IT ON NORTHBUTT,” Logan Paul said in response.
IT HAS BEGUN…..
— Sage Northcutt (@sagenorthcutt) August 31, 2018
“IT HAS BEGUN,” replied Northcutt.
Interestingly, UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier also replied to Paul’s Tweet, attempting to get his teammate Kyle Crutchmer the fight.
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) August 31, 2018
“Yo [Logan Paul] , I know a guy and he’s barely getting started,” Cormier said on Twitter. “[Kyle Crutchmer] what you say?”
Would you tune in for a fight between “Super” Sage Northcutt and YouTuber Logan Paul?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 8/31/2018.