Social media star Logan Paul revealed that he choked out his father one time during a jiu-jitsu training session.
Logan Paul and his brother Jake were active wrestlers during their school days. Blessed with a big frame, the 27-year-old competed on the Division I level in wrestling. His involvement in many combat sports is likely due to his father being very ‘physical’. Logan Paul continued training in combat sports and felt like he could take on his father. On one occasion in a jiu-jitsu class, Logan admitted that he tried to assert his dominance over his father Greg.
During the recent episode of his podcast Impaulsive with Brendan Schaub, Logan explained that he started feeling the rivalry with his father grow even bigger when he became an adult.
“My dad was a super physical, intense dude. He was kicking ass, and when I started to get a little stronger and go through puberty, I noticed a little rivalry started to go on. It’s a bit like ‘Papi I am getting stronger, taller, heads-up’.” Logan said.
Logan Paul also recalled when he choked out his father. With that feeling of rivalry, Logan felt like he had won something after managing to choke his father for the first time.
“We did some Jiu-Jitsu classes together, and for the first time in my life, I felt capable of overpowering my father physically. I choked him out in the class for the first time. I remember when it was happening I was like ‘oh my God I got him. I’m in charge now motherf*****!’ He tapped out and we had a moment on the mat, and he looked at me and said ‘you’ve got a lot stronger’.” Logan Paul said.
Logan Paul has a contentious relationship his father. He is planning to continue his involvement in combat sports. After participating in boxing exhibition against Floyd Mayweather and a brief guest spot on WWE he’s weighing his future options.
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