Logan Paul’s ambition of one day fighting in the UFC has elicited mixed reactions from the MMA community. Some fighters, such as UFC prospect Sage Northcutt and two-division champion Daniel Cormier, have welcomed the YouTube star to their sport with open arms.
Northcutt even went as far as to challenge Paul to a fight, telling the social media personality that he could ‘catch these hands’ anytime.
Let me know when you wanna catch these hands
— Sage Northcutt (@sagenorthcutt) August 31, 2018
‘DC’, who is gunning for his own high-profile fight vs. Brock Lesnar, suggested Paul take on MMA newcomer Kyle Crutchmer in his UFC debut.
But some fighters, such as welterweight title contender Darren Till, have bluntly told Paul to steer well clear of the UFC and stick to making YouTube videos.
‘The Gorilla’, who thinks the UFC signing Paul would be an embarrassment to the sport, told the ‘YouTube fella’ to ‘f-ck off’ in a recent Tweet.
Every day is hard as fuck, every day is a little more harder on your physical & mental state. Then ye get a cunt coming along like this youtuber fella thinking he can mix it in the @ufc fuck off will ye mate and don’t embarrass our sport.
— Darren Till (@darrentill2) August 30, 2018
Till is expected to challenge Woodley at the upcoming UFC 228 pay-per-view on September 8, which is set to take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
Paul, who has a whopping 18-plus million followers on YouTube, recently fought fellow Vlogger KSI to a draw in a white collar, six-round boxing match at the Manchester Arena in England. The YouTube ‘superfight’ is estimated to have secured roughly 800,000 PPV buys, although KSI claims it pulled in over 1 million.
The full fight was recently uploaded to YouTube, which you can watch here.