Logan Paul might not get to fight in the UFC after all.
Paul said earlier this month that he was excited about possibly securing a fight in the UFC. He has a high school wrestling background that he believes would serve him well inside the Octagon. Paul held a self-funded boxing event against fellow YouTube star KSI which was a success.
“That guy would get murdered here,” White said. “He would get hurt badly. If I ever let him fight in the UFC, I should be arrested.
“No hate for the kid. 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.”
White admits that Paul did a good job drawing viewers to he and KSI’s fight. However, it’s a whole different ball game in the UFC – and you can’t play around inside the Octagon:
“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.”