Don’t get your hopes up if you want to see Logan Paul fight in the UFC one day.
After his recent pay-per-view boxing match, the YouTube sensation is eyeing a UFC fight down the road. But UFC president Dana White said he’d be behind bars if he ever let Paul fight in the premier MMA promotion. If you ask White, the UFC is certainly not the place for Paul.
“That guy would get murdered here,” White said in a media scrum Thursday after the UFC 229 press conference. “He would get hurt badly. If I ever let him fight in the UFC, I should be arrested.”
Paul made his amateur boxing debut against fellow YouTube star KSI last month. The bout, which was a major pay-per-view success, ended in a six-round majority draw. Paul and KSI are expected to fight again in 2019.
Since the match, which Paul believes he should have won, Paul has called for a chance in MMA’s big leagues. Though White is not a fan of that idea, he respects Paul and the work he has done.
“No hate for the kid,” White said. “Good for him. 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 at $10 for two guys that fight fans have never heard of. He’s built a great business for himself, great for him, it’s awesome.
“But trust me: don’t play around here. You will get hurt.”