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Tito Ortiz calls out Logan Paul following KO loss to Anderson Silva

Tito Ortiz would like to fight Logan Paul next.

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Tito Ortiz speaks with the media ahead of his Sept. 11 boxing match against Anderson Silva.
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UFC Hall-of-Famer Tito Ortiz is already calling out his next opponent just hours removed from his KO loss to Anderson Silva in his pro-boxing debut at Triller Fight Club in Florida, tonight.

Ortiz has called out none other than YouTube star Logan Paul, claiming it’s the perfect matchup given both men ‘lost’ their last fights.

“@LoganPaul we lost our last fights let’s entertain our fans!! @triller ASAP,” Ortiz, who was knocked out in the first round, posted on Twitter following the fight.

‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ also posted an official statement on his Instagram, quoting 26th US president Theodore Roosevelt.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

I will be back! .”

Paul didn’t technically lose his last fight as his exhibition with Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a non-scored bout in which no winner was declared. The 26-year-old influencer is treating the result as a victory due to the fact that he went 8 full rounds and held his own against one of the greatest boxers of all time.

Paul is much more likely to fight Silva given Saturday’s result, which saw ‘The Spider’ effortlessly KO Ortiz after landing a beautiful trio of hooks against the ropes. The former UFC middleweight champion was also reportedly in talks to fight Paul following his lopsided decision win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in June.

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