YouTube star and professional boxer Logan Paul has signed with UFC parent company WME, The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Thursday.
Paul signed with WME after a six-year stint with rival American talent and sports agency CAA. WME bought the UFC for $4 billion in 2016, however, the deal was only recently finalized.
Paul has long flirted with a move to MMA and believes he would make a great fit in the UFC given his background in collegiate wrestling. He and his younger brother Jake Paul are two of the hottest commodities in combat sports right now, with both men taking the boxing world by storm despite only having a combined four professional fights.
Logan most recently fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. in an eight-round boxing exhibition at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, while 24-year-old Jake Paul will look to extend his winning streak to four fights when he takes on former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley at a SHOWTIME Sports event on Aug. 29 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Logan Paul’s next opponent is TBA, although the social media influencer is reportedly in talks over a potential boxing match with UFC legend Anderson Silva.