UFC says Logan Paul would "get murdered" if he did a UFC fight

27 September 2018, 16:13

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: UFC President Dana White speaks to the media during the UFC 229 Press Conference at Radio City Music Hall on September 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

Dana White did not mince words.

Dana White, the President of UFC (Ultimate Fighting Champion) has firmly dismissed Logan Paul's suggestion that he take part in a UFC fight.

Logan had floated the idea after his much-hyped boxing match against KSI, which ultimately ended in an almost perfect tie.

Despite the pair having already planned a second fight in 2019, Logan has got fighting fever and was talking a big game about taking part in a UFC fight - a form of combat sport that is famously more bloody and brutal than boxing.

Logan tweeted: "the thought of securing a fight in the @UFC is exciting... could finally use my wrestling background... but i hear some other celebrities/athletes want to catch these hands first? 😂" Here, Logan highlights that he used to be a high school wrestler - conveniently ignoring that wrestling and UFC are about as similar as archery and swimming.

But the boss of the UFC had other thoughts...

In a recent interview, Dana White, the UFC President did not mince words when it came to Logan's chances in a UFC fight.

“That guy would get murdered here,” Dana said. “He would get hurt badly. Hurt badly. If I ever let him fight in the UFC, I should be arrested.”

He did, however, compliment Logan's business acumen and stated that he had "no hate" for him - he just thinks he has no chance against a UFC fighter.

Logan, being Logan, of course clapped back.

Logan isn't the kind of guy to sit back and take good advice without getting mad. He quote tweeted a video of Dana making his comments and replied "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. "

Here, Logan is referring CM Punk, a professional wrestler was permitted to take part in UFC. CM got repeatedly beaten up by UFC fighters to the point where people questioned why he was even allowed into the fights for his own safety.

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