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Logan Paul vs. Anderson Silva boxing match in the works for September?

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A direct message leaked by Dillon Danis suggests a boxing match pitting Logan Paul vs. Anderson Silva is in the works.

Logan Paul vs. Anderson Silva might just be the next boxing crossover fight to thrill (or more likely anger) combat sports fans.

Paul (0-1, boxing) and Silva (2-1, boxing) both competed in high-profile boxing matches in June. The YouTuber took on Floyd “Money” Mayweather in an eight-round exhibition; meanwhile, the former UFC Middleweight champion beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (watch highlights).

Bellator fighter Dillon Danis leaked a direct message from fifth-degree Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Viktor Doria claiming that Paul vs. Silva was in the works for a Sept. 19, 2021, event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Danis was asked if he had an interest in competing in a grappling match under ADCC rules.

“So funny they talk s—t, but follow and DM me,” Danis captioned a screenshot of Doria’s message on the fighter’s Instagram Story. “Such losers.”

Paul, 26, is winless in his professional boxing career, losing a split decision to fellow YouTuber KSI — Olajide Olayinka Williams “JJ” Olatunji — on Nov. 9, 2019. Silva, 46, had not competed as a boxer since 2005 prior to beating Chavez Jr. via split decision on June 19.

Paul’s younger brother Jake Paul (3-0, boxing) is scheduled to fight former UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (19-7-1, MMA) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sun., Aug. 29, 2021, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, streaming online via Showtime pay-per-view (PPV).

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