Logan Paul had the opportunity to wrestle and train with UFC stars Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski, which created quite a buzz. However, some fans are criticizing him for it.
It appears that the 33-year-old American fighter is contemplating leaving wrestling behind and exploring other contact sports, which ultimately led him to cross paths with Adesanya.
Paul, known for his outspoken nature, found himself silenced when a friendly sparring session escalated into a tightly locked chokehold executed by the accomplished Nigerian-New Zealand mixed martial artist.
Unable to endure the pressure, Paul ultimately tapped out and accepted defeat in the encounter.
In a display of quick reflexes, Paul wasted no time defending himself, emphasizing that he was mere moments away from reclaiming his freedom during the rigorous training session.
“I almost made it out,” he said.
“The Maverick,” Logan Paul, has been training alongside Israel Adesanya, the middleweight champion, and Alexander Volkanovski, the pound-for-pound king, during their time in Puerto Rico this week. The two champions have been lending their expertise to the YouTuber-turned-boxer, assisting him in honing his MMA skills.
Watch the video below and see how fans have reacted to it
Israel Adesanya made Logan Paul tap 😳
— Happy Punch (@HappyPunch) June 6, 2023
MMA Fans Mock Logan Paul for Tapping Out to Israel Adesanya
Bro said I almost made it out
— Lebrondo (@_GO4T) June 6, 2023
Logan Paul can’t fight he’s a showman for WWE
— 🥊 𝑪𝑶𝑴𝑩𝑨𝑻 𝑮𝑼𝑹𝑼 🥊 (@CombatGuru) June 6, 2023
In a recent episode of Logan Paul’s podcast Impaulsive, the multi-talented fighter and content creator had a lively conversation with the Nigerian-New Zealand fighter, Israel Adesanya, covering a wide range of topics in the world of combat sports.
During the engaging discussion, Logan expressed his aspiration to emulate Adesanya’s remarkable journey by becoming a three-sport champion, showcasing his ambition to excel in multiple disciplines.
“I might have to do a UFC fight. I had this idea one day. I said to myself, I don’t think there’s ever been a simultaneous WWE, UFC, and boxing champion at the same time,” Paul said.
It’s clear that Paul has some work cut out for him before he can step into the octagon, especially after getting thoroughly beaten by Adesanya during their sparring session. It seems like he’ll need more training, perhaps even mastering Adesanya’s methodical triangle choke.
But hey, becoming a three-discipline champion takes time and dedication. It’s all about taking one step at a time and continuing to push forward.