In late June 2023, social media platforms were set ablaze when Musk and Zuckerberg voiced their interest in fighting each other inside the UFC Octagon. Dana White took the rumors to the next level by claiming the billionaires were serious, but nothing has materialized since.
During an episode of his podcast ‘IMPAULSIVE,’ Logan Paul revealed he’d want to make his UFC debut on the same night as Musk and Zuckerberg. The 28-year-old had this to say:
“I’ll be honest, I pitched it. I pitched it internally, I pitched it to the executives that be. If Elon Musk and Zuckerberg fight, I will do my UFC debut on the undercard, for free. I’ll fight for free, for charity.”
Paul took his proposal to the next step by naming who he would want to fight in the Octagon:
“You know who I want to fight actually, because that b*tch ass Andrew Tate won’t fight me? Give me Paddy Pimblett. Give me Paddy the Baddy.”
Logan Paul wrestled in high school before becoming a superstar through social media. Between 2018 and 2021, the Ohio native competed in three boxing matches, including two as a professional. The IMPAULSIVE host endured a majority draw against KSI as an amateur and a split decision loss against the same opponent as a professional.
In June 2021, Paul competed in an exhibition match against boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. After eight rounds of action, the fight was ruled a draw as no judges were used. The 28-year-old now focuses on his social media content and professional wrestling performances in the WWE.
Logan Paul calls out Paddy Pimblett for his weight gain when he doesn’t have a fight scheduled
Logan Paul weighed between 189 pounds and 199 pounds in his three boxing matches. Meanwhile, Paddy Pimblett fights in the UFC lightweight division at 155 pounds. Although there is a clear size difference, Paul believes a fight against Pimblett could work due to the latter’s tendency to gain weight after his Octagon appearances.
During the same podcast episode, Paul called out Pimblett by saying:
“In the offseason, that boy looks like a blimp, and he’ll come up to my weight class and I’ll wallop him. He’s too small when he cuts weight. When he doesn’t cut weight, he’s a f*cking horseshoe.”
Pimblett made his UFC debut in September 2021 with a professional MMA record of 16-3. Since then, he’s secured four wins, including three inside the distance. ‘The Baddy’ last fought in December 2022, defeating Jared Gordon by unanimous decision. Unfortunately, he suffered a severe ankle injury against Gordon, leaving him sidelined for most of 2023.