Fresh of his win over fellow UFC YouTube sensation KS1 in an exhibition boxing match, Logan Paul raised a few eyebrows after he expressed interest in fighting inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon.
Hey, crazier things have happened.
While former UFC Heavyweight contender Brendan Schaub backs Paul and his ability to promote and sell a fight thanks to his massive following on YouTube (4.9 million subscribers), social media (4.77 million followers on Twitter, 16.6 Instagram), not everyone is impressed with Logan’s aspirations.
Among them is Darren Till — who is set to face UFC Welterweight champ Tyron Woodley at UFC 228 on Sept. 8, 2018 — as he took to Twitter to smash the “youtuber fella” for wanting to waltz in and embarrass the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA).
Every day is hard as fuck, every day is a little more harder on your physical & mental state. Then ye get a cunt coming along like this youtuber fella thinking he can mix it in the @ufc fuck off will ye mate and don’t embarrass our sport.— Darren Till (@darrentill2) August 30, 2018
Every day is hard as fuck, every day is a little more harder on your physical & mental state. Then ye get a cunt coming along like this youtuber fella thinking he can mix it in the
@ufc fuck off will ye mate and don’t embarrass our sport.
The boxing match drew in a whopping 784,000 pay-per-view (PPV) buys, while UFC ‘Lincoln” struggled to get viewers on free T.V.
Of course, if we are going to keep things in the realm of reality, the chances of Logan actually scoring a UFC fight aren’t that good, as I highly doubt Dana White and Co. would seriously consider taking on the novice fighter. Then again, to some UFC isn’t a real sport and is quickly turning into a “freak show” that allegedly has professional fighters training with random bums off the street.