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Dana White refused to rule out signing Logan Paul for his UFC debut after the YouTube star pleaded to him for a shot in the octagon.
The UFC President, 52 was a guest on Paul's Impaulsive podcast and was eager to admit he has been impressed by the YouTuber's meteoric rise into the limelight. Despite a 0-1 record in professional boxing, Paul, 26, fought Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition bout last June, selling more than one million pay-per-view buys.
"If I wanted to do a UFC fight, is that something you'd entertain?" he asked.
"Who would you want to fight? You have wrestling and boxing. Do you ever do jiu-jitsu? I’m not saying no. I’m not saying no," said White.
Paul jokingly replied: "I could get it done, Dana. Dana, sign me, Dana sign me. Dana, sign me now!"
Boasting 23.4million subscribers on his YouTube channel, Paul's fighting days hark back to his childhood. He qualified for the state-level Ohio High School Athletic Association 2013 Division I Wrestling Individual Championships, finishing in fifth place.
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The YouTube star then took to boxing in 2018, facing fellow online personality KSI in the ring. The white-collar bout went the distance but ended in a majority draw with scorecards of 57-57, 57-57 and 58-57 in favour of KSI.
Though Paul was unsuccessful in the rematch on home soil with the judges favouring the Brit in their first professional outing. The 26-year-olds latest fight came against Mayweather in an exhibition contest – which ended without a winner.
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