Youtube Sensation Logan Paul Responds To Dana White’s Comments That He Would “Get Murdered” If He Fights In UFC Octagon
UFC president Dana White already admitted that he wants no business with Logan Paul, to that Paul fires back saying that’s an exaggeration from head honcho.
In the wake of his last month’s white collar boxing match with another internet sensation KSI, which sold nearly 1 million pay-per-views on YouTube which triggered the idea of Paul fighting in the UFC Octagon. Their bout went to a draw after that Paul hinted on social media about the possibility of joining the UFC, which spurned responses from a plethora of MMA fighters, most prominently Sage Northcutt. (Via MMAFighting)
White was speaking to the media after the UFC 229 presser on Friday, saying, Paul would “get murdered” if I ever let him fight in the UFC.
“That guy would get murdered here,” said White. “He would get hurt badly. If I ever let him fight in the UFC, I should be arrested.”
White also shuts down a comparison between CM Punk and Paul.
“I know everyone is going to say, ‘You let CM Punk fight in the UFC,’” said White. “CM Punk is one of the greatest guys you could ever meet. He’s a super good guy, he’s very passionate about the sport, and he put his reputation and everything on the line to come fight here, and I respect him for it. Obviously it didn’t work out for him, but he’s got a lot of heart and a lot of balls to do that.”
Reports claim that KSI and Paul’s fight sold more pay-per-views (PPV) than any UFC event in 2018.
“Look, I have no hate for [Paul],” said White. “Look at the business that guy has built on YouTube and the number of pay-per-views they did on YouTube. They did 800,000 [buys] at 10 bucks for two guys that fight fans have never heard of.
“So he’s built a great business for himself and good for him. But trust me, don’t play around over here. You will get hurt.”
That assessment didn’t go down well with Paul who took to Twitter and fires back at White’s comments:
damn. you’re thinking real simple D.
“he would get hurt badly”
you let CM fight. stop acting like you do it for the sport. paycheck = fight. you have no idea what I’m capable of.
Paul took offense to White’s comments, pointing out that White let CM Punk a former professional wrestler who had no previous martial arts experience, have him fight in the UFC Octagon.
Although White’s intentions are not to let Paul fight in the UFC, the youtube celebrity is adamant he wants a chance in the Octagon.