Logan Paul to the UFC. That sentence sounds completely insane when you read it out loud and it feels insane just typing it out. However, if we’ve learned anything over the last year it’s that we shouldn’t dismiss anything in combat sports.
I mean who would’ve thought that Logan Paul would end up in a boxing ring against Floyd Mayweather? If I told you 12 months ago that Logan Paul would box Money Mayweather, you’d probably have laughed yourself into a coma.
Yet, on Sunday night, we saw Logan Paul get in the ring with Floyd Mayweather. We’ve seen Logan’s brother Jake knock out Ben Askren in a professional boxing match. The Paul brothers have become the talk of combat sports whether fight fans like it or not.
While Jake Paul is focusing on boxing, Logan Paul seems incredibly interested in MMA. Could we see Logan Paul in the UFC? Well, after his boxing exhibition with Mayweather, Paul said he would definitely fight in MMA if the right opportunity presented itself.
Today, TMZ Sports asked UFC president Dana White about Logan Paul and his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. When asked about the possibility of Logan Paul competing inside the octagon, White definitely didn’t dismiss it.
Logan Paul in the UFC?
The UFC president said, “There’s no doubt when you look at both of those kids (The Paul Brothers) that they take it seriously. I don’t know man (On giving Logan Paul a fight). Here’s the thing man, not to say I haven’t taken a guy in that’s 0-0 into the UFC and done those type of fights before. I don’t know, I can’t answer that.”
White closed his statements with a smile. Obviously, the guy White was referencing was former WWE superstar CM Punk. The UFC gave CM Punk two fights and he was demolished in both. Punk had no combat sports experience prior to signing on with the promotion.
The only other athlete on that level of fame that was brought in by the UFC was Brock Lesnar. Of course, Lesnar had competed once in MMA and was a division one national champion in wrestling. Not too mention, he was a freak athlete and that aided him in becoming UFC heavyweight champion.
Logan Paul has now competed in the boxing ring a few times and was a standout wrestler in the state of Ohio. I’ll tell you this, Logan Paul would beat CM Punk in an MMA fight if they were the same weight class.
Will we see Logan Paul fight in the UFC? I would lean towards no at the moment, however, I wouldn’t put it past Dana White. Love him or hate him, Dana White is a great businessman and if the right opportunity presents itself for both sides, we will see Logan Paul make the walk in the UFC.