Logan Paul 'Absolutely' Open to MMA Fight Before He Retires from Combat Sports

Mike Chiari@@mikechiariFeatured Columnist IVMay 22, 2021

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2017 file photo, Logan Paul speaks at the Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. YouTube has temporarily suspended all ads from Paul’s channels after what it calls a pattern of behavior unsuitable for advertisers. An email sent to Paul’s merchandise company for comment was not immediately answered Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP, File)
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Ahead of his exhibition boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr., Logan Paul said he is open to trying his hand at MMA.

According to ESPN's Marc Raimondi, Paul said he'd "absolutely" consider doing an MMA fight and believes he would be better in that realm than he is at boxing.

Paul also said he wants to do at least one MMA fight before he steps away from combat sports for good.

While Paul is best known for being a YouTuber, he will put his fighting skills to the test when he faces an all-time great boxer in Mayweather at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, on June 6.

The 26-year-old Paul has limited experience as a boxer, losing to fellow YouTuber KSI by split decision in 2019 in his only official fight.

Paul's younger brother, Jake Paul, has enjoyed more success in combat sports, going 3-0 as a boxer thus far.

Jake started with a knockout win over YouTuber AnEsonGib before knocking out former NBA guard Nate Robinson and former UFC fighter Ben Askren in subsequent bouts.

While Jake Paul has looked impressive, he hasn't fought anyone with anything near the resume possessed by Mayweather, who is arguably the greatest boxer of all time.

Mayweather, 44, went a perfect 50-0 in his career and should have no issue taking care of the inexperienced Logan Paul.

While a win is next to impossible, Paul could learn a lot about the art of fighting by stepping inside the ring with Mayweather, and that may set him up for future success.

Regardless of how Paul fares against Mayweather, there will likely be plenty of opportunities in boxing and MMA open to him in the future since he has a penchant for generating buzz and interest in whatever he does.