UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is confident that YouTube sensation Logan Paul will eventually transition into the world of mixed martial arts.
The 28-year-old Paul previously showcased his athletic abilities in wrestling at the highest intercollegiate level. He recently put his skills to the test during a training session with Volkanovski and fellow UFC champion Israel Adesanya.
Paul proudly announced that the two champions had become the first signees to his popular Energy drink, which he co-owns with fellow YouTuber KSI.
Since Prime is also the official sports drink sponsor of the UFC, it is evident that Paul enjoys a favorable relationship with the organization’s president Dana White. Due to his background in combat sports and his successful ventures in the business world, Paul has been linked to a potential move to the UFC.
Furthermore, he has even said that he will make his debut in the promotion for free if the much-discussed bout between tech moguls Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg materializes.
Recently in an interview, Volkanovski expressed his thoughts on Paul’s possible transition to MMA. He said: “Yeah I reckon so. Having that wrestling background and obviously having that boxing [experience] too. I definitely reckon he plans on eventually doing that.”
“First it would be about getting the right fight. Having the wrestling background goes a long way and knowing that he’s been training striking for a long time, I definitely see him being able to go in the UFC and fight someone which would be massive.”
Although Paul has expressed his desire to face off against UFC star Paddy Pimblett, the weight difference between the two would make such a matchup highly unlikely. While Paddy competes at 155 pounds in the promotion, Paul’s weight typically exceeds 190 pounds for his boxing matches. His last boxing outing took place more than two years ago against the legendary Floyd Mayweather.
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