Logan Paul, the YouTube sensation turned professional boxer, has long teased his interest in crossing over to MMA, and it seems like he may have found the perfect opportunity. With billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg continuing to tease an eventual showdown between them in an actual fight, Paul has expressed his willingness to share the same card.
During a recent episode of his podcast, Paul revealed that he had pitched the idea of making his UFC debut on the undercard of the Musk vs. Zuckerberg fight. “I’ll fight for free, for charity,” he said. The proposal has gained attention, with UFC President Dana White expressing excitement at the chance to promote such an event.
The idea of Musk and Zuckerberg stepping into the cage has generated significant buzz. Musk has even taken his interest a step further, training with UFC legend Georges St-Pierre, while Zuckerberg has immersed himself in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under the guidance of renowned instructor Dave Camarillo.
Interestingly, the business rivals may have more at stake than just settling personal differences. Zuckerberg’s Meta reportedly plans to launch a new social media channel that will directly compete with Musk’s acquisition, Twitter, which he purchased for a staggering $44 billion last year.
As for Paul, he already has a potential opponent in mind for his UFC debut. Calling out Paddy Pimblett, Paul said, “Give me ‘Paddy the Baddy.’ In the offseason, that boy looks like a blimp, and he’ll come up to my weight class, and I’ll wallop him. He’s too small when he cuts weight. When he doesn’t cut weight, he’s a f****** horseshoe.”
While Pimblett primarily competes as a lightweight, Paul doesn’t seem concerned about the size disparity. Despite his exhibition boxing match against Floyd Mayweather in 2021, where he weighed in at 189.5 pounds, Paul believes he can handle the weight difference.
Expressing scepticism about the fighting skills of Musk and Zuckerberg, Paul suggested that the undercard of their potential bout would need to be stacked with compelling matchups. “That’s why I’m throwing my hat in because, being honest with you, no offence to these boys, it’s going to be pathetic,” he said. “Highly entertaining, but come on. Make someone punch who doesn’t know how to punch and see how they look. Watch my first fight.”
As Paul continues to explore opportunities in combat sports, his interest in making his mark in the world of MMA is gaining traction. If the stars align and the Musk vs. Zuckerberg fight becomes a reality, it could provide the perfect stage for Paul’s highly anticipated UFC debut against Paddy Pimblett or another suitable opponent.