KSI vs. Logan Paul Reportedly Does Terrible PPV Numbers

It looks like the rematch between KSI and Logan Paul on DAZN didn’t do nearly as well as expected. The two YouTube stars made their professional boxing debuts on the streaming service with Eddie Hearn backing the fight. However, in the United Kingdom, World Boxing News reports that only 216,000 people purchased the event, despite […]

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It looks like the rematch between KSI and Logan Paul on DAZN didn’t do nearly as well as expected.

The two YouTube stars made their professional boxing debuts on the streaming service with Eddie Hearn backing the fight. However, in the United Kingdom, World Boxing News reports that only 216,000 people purchased the event, despite it being half the usual cost for a standard PPV show.

The numbers provided to not include illegal stream viewers. In fact, the KSI vs. Paul rematch didn’t even crack the top ten of UK PPV fights.

KSI won the fight via split decision in front of approximately 12,000 fans inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The fight was a rematch from the pair’s amateur fight in 2018, which was sold on YouTube. KSI is a massive star in his native UK, which makes the numbers all the more shocking. However, given the event started at 5 a.m. UK time, that certainly could’ve been a contributing factor.

Paul and KSI each made $900,000 for the bout. KSI noted he’s done boxing for now, while Paul continues to express interest in furthering his combat sports career.

What do you think about the numbers KSI and Paul pulled in?

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Logan Paul Says He’s Speaking To Tito Ortiz On Potential MMA Run

Logan Paul is talking to Tito Ortiz on potentially dipping his toes in the MMA waters. Paul is a popular YouTuber with two boxing matches. Paul had an amateur boxing match with fellow Internet sensation KSI, which ended in a draw. The two had a rematch…

Logan Paul is talking to Tito Ortiz on potentially dipping his toes in the MMA waters. Paul is a popular YouTuber with two boxing matches. Paul had an amateur boxing match with fellow Internet sensation KSI, which ended in a draw. The two had a rematch, which was a professional bout. KSI earned the split […]

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Logan Paul In Talks With Tito Ortiz Over Potential MMA Career

YouTube sensation Logan Paul is serious about transitioning to the world of mixed martial arts (MMA). Paul recently boxed fellow YouTuber KSI professionally in a rematch earlier this month. Although he suffered a split decision defeat, Paul has been encouraged to enter the world of MMA owing to his college wrestling background. And he claims […]

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YouTube sensation Logan Paul is serious about transitioning to the world of mixed martial arts (MMA).

Paul recently boxed fellow YouTuber KSI professionally in a rematch earlier this month. Although he suffered a split decision defeat, Paul has been encouraged to enter the world of MMA owing to his college wrestling background.

And he claims he has already been discussing that prospect with former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz.

“We were talking about MMA honestly,” Paul told DAZN. “Boxing is cool, but I feel like my future is in MMA… I will be fighting a third time.”

Ortiz backed the YouTuber’s comments up but wants to make sure Paul is fully ready before he dives into another combat sport.

“When a young guy like that who happened just to have a bright mind and strong and wanna work hard, it’s good to see,” Ortiz said in a recent interview (via BJ Penn). “You wanna make sure you build guys the right way.

“When they’re young, they gotta be built the right way, they gotta do the right things so I couldn’t give an opponent. I wanna make sure how good he was in MMA in general.”

It’s not clear how Ortiz plans on introducing Paul to the sport. Maybe there could be some collaboration with Combate Americas? After all, Ortiz is facing Alberto El Patron in the promotion’s December 7 event.

But given Paul’s star power, it would make sense for him to compete in the UFC. Especially if CM Punk was able to do it.

What do you think of Paul entering MMA?

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Joe Rogan Reacts To KSI vs. Logan Paul

Earlier this month, YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul made their professional boxing debuts, headlining a Matchroom Boxing event on DAZN. When it was all said and done after six rounds in the cruiserweight division, KSI was declared the winner via decision. The event received mixed reviews from the combat sports community, especially with world-class […]

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Earlier this month, YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul made their professional boxing debuts, headlining a Matchroom Boxing event on DAZN.

When it was all said and done after six rounds in the cruiserweight division, KSI was declared the winner via decision. The event received mixed reviews from the combat sports community, especially with world-class fighters, such as Billy Joe Saunders, being featured on the card below the YouTube stars.

Recently, longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan took to his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” to offer his thoughts on the event. Rogan decided to look at the positives in the card, especially for guys like Saunders. (H/T BJPenn.com)

“It was the headliner of a card with a Billy Joe Saunders fight,” Rogan said. “Billy Joe Saunders is one of the best fighters in the world. He’s an elite fighter. World champion. He defended his title on the undercard of two YouTube guys fighting [laughs].

“For him, I’m sure he’s just like ‘I’m getting paid! It’s good for him, so people can see what a killer he is. People didn’t know who he is — you didn’t know who he is. Now you do. It’s like it’s good. He won by knockout. It was a good showcase for him.”

As for the main event between KSI and Paul, Rogan saw very little art in the matchup.

“Dude they’re two YouTubers fighting, there’s no art,” Rogan said. “There’s some art to it. It’s a creation, there’s some drama, a lot of shit’s going down.”

What do you make of Rogan’s reaction to KSI vs. Logan Paul?

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Logan Paul To Officially Appeal KSI Defeat

YouTube personality Logan Paul will officially appeal his defeat to KSI in their boxing match earlier this month. After their white-collar boxing match ended in a split draw last year, the two met professionally in a rematch promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. It was a back-and-forth bout that ultimately ended with KSI getting the […]

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YouTube personality Logan Paul will officially appeal his defeat to KSI in their boxing match earlier this month.

After their white-collar boxing match ended in a split draw last year, the two met professionally in a rematch promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. It was a back-and-forth bout that ultimately ended with KSI getting the split decision win.

However, there was plenty of controversy with Paul being deducted two points following his knockdown of KSI. The American caught him with a beautiful uppercut but then proceeded to grab him and land another one as KSI was going down.

In the end, the final scorecards read 56-55, 57-54 and 55-56 in favor of KSI. Had Paul only been deducted one point, he wouldn’t have lost. That is why he has decided to appeal the result:

“My team and I have decided to file an official appeal for the fight because we just don’t believe that the outcome was right,” Paul told TMZ (via MMA Mania). “The two-point deduction was the reason I full out split decision lost the fight.

“By no means am I afraid of losing, but I truthfully 100-percent believe I did not lose this fight.”

Do you think the appeal will lead to anything?

 

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Tyron Woodley Thinks UFC Would Sign Logan Paul

Logan Paul seems to have a great interest in pursuing his combat sports career even further. Paul just made his professional boxing debut against fellow YouTube star KSI. Although Paul came up short, losing via split decision, he still wants to continue fighting. Paul has even expressed interest in fighting in the UFC. Speaking to […]

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Logan Paul seems to have a great interest in pursuing his combat sports career even further.

Paul just made his professional boxing debut against fellow YouTube star KSI. Although Paul came up short, losing via split decision, he still wants to continue fighting. Paul has even expressed interest in fighting in the UFC.

Speaking to TMZ recently, Paul said he’d like to test himself against a fighter like CM Punk, the former WWE star who is 0-2 under the UFC’s banner.

“I am [open to fighting CM Punk]. I think I would destroy CM Punk if I’m being honest. I don’t know if anyone would disagree with that. He lost all (his UFC fights). I know I can take him,” Paul said.

“This isn’t about CM Punk anymore. I would want to fight an MMA fight. I would want to fight in the UFC or Bellator. Why CM Punk? Anyone, just a worthy adversary. It can’t be a world-class fighter.”

Punk’s teammate and former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, took to his TMZ Show, “The Hollywood Beatdown,” to offer his thoughts. Woodley said he thinks the UFC would actually sign Paul, and a fight against Punk isn’t too far fetched. (H/T BJPenn.com)

“(Paul vs. CM Punk) can happen, for sure. To be honest, when the UFC brought over CM Punk, I don’t know why they wouldn’t bring over Logan Paul,” Woodley said.

“Logan Paul is the exact same demographic, 18 to 30 years old. The exact YouTubers that are watching his stuff are the same ones that are watching the UFC. He has a huge following. Great deal. He looks athletic, he’s a Division I wrestler, he’s insane, and he’s going to talk a lot of sh*t so the press conferences are going to be insane.

“After this last event, I wouldn’t be surprised in the next two months we see some breaking news of Logan Paul getting a couple-fight deal with the UFC.”

So far, UFC president Dana White has not commented on potentially signing Paul to a deal. However, we’ll see how things play out moving forward.

What do you think about Woodley’s claim that the UFC could sign Paul? Would you watch Paul vs. Punk?

 

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