Eddie Hearn Interested In MMA, Wants To Promote Logan Paul Debut

PaulMatchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is interested in venturing into the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) — and he would like to promote YouTuber Logan Paul’s first MMA fight. Hearn — who notably promotes unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua — has already promoted Paul’s professional boxing debut when he fought fellow YouTuber KSI in […]

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Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is interested in venturing into the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) — and he would like to promote YouTuber Logan Paul’s first MMA fight.

Hearn — who notably promotes unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua — has already promoted Paul’s professional boxing debut when he fought fellow YouTuber KSI in a split decision loss back in November.

And the idea of promoting an MMA debut for “The Maverick” is something that appeals to Hearn.

“We know you have a wrestling background and I would actually like to move into MMA myself,” Hearn said to Paul in an Instagram Live session (via Evening Standard). “Definitely not doing it but promoting it. So, let’s launch Matchroom USA and MMA, Logan Paul in MMA.

“Is there an MMA fight in you? Do you think you’d probably be underrated in that discipline?”

As Hearn noted, Paul does have a background in wrestling from his college days. The YouTube sensation has repeatedly teased an MMA career in the past and was receptive to Hearn’s idea.

“That’s my secret, bro,” Paul said. “I need to do one MMA fight before I die, and I would love to do it with Matchroom Boxing or Matchroom MMA.”

Of course, die-hard boxing fans weren’t pleased with Paul’s professional debut and having him compete in MMA will certainly upset MMA fans as well. However, Paul has a legitimate worldwide following and will bring plenty of eyes to whatever he competes in.

So don’t be surprised if Bellator president Scott Coker, for example, is already in the process of figuring something out for Paul.

Do you think we’ll see Paul compete in MMA in the future?

Eddie Hearn Wants to Launch Matchroom MMA

Eddie Hearn really seems interested in jumping into mixed martial arts promotion (MMA). In a recent Instagram post he brought up promoting MMA again and he seems to feel Logan Paul can help him do it. Paul has teased jumping into MMA before and even tr…

Eddie Hearn really seems interested in jumping into mixed martial arts promotion (MMA). In a recent Instagram post he brought up promoting MMA again and he seems to feel Logan Paul can help him do it. Paul has teased jumping into MMA before and even trained with UFC middleweight contender Paulo Costa. Over the weekend, […]

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Joe Rogan & Paulo Costa Praise Logan Paul’s Wrestling

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan and top-ranked middleweight Paulo Costa are praising Logan Paul’s wrestling. Logan Paul is a popular YouTuber who has dabbled in the world of celebrity boxing. He’s had two bouts with fellow YouTuber KSI. One…

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan and top-ranked middleweight Paulo Costa are praising Logan Paul’s wrestling. Logan Paul is a popular YouTuber who has dabbled in the world of celebrity boxing. He’s had two bouts with fellow YouTuber KSI. One match was an amateur bout, while the other was a professional bout. Their first bout ended […]

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VIDEO: Logan Paul Knocked Out Whilst Sparring Paulo Costa

Logan PaulYouTube sensation Logan Paul was caught on camera being spectacularly knocked out by top UFC middleweight Paulo Costa. The viral celebrity has been edging his way into the combat sports arena for quite some time now. He has fought in two boxing fights one amateur, the other professional against British internet celebrity KSI. They first […]

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YouTube sensation Logan Paul was caught on camera being spectacularly knocked out by top UFC middleweight Paulo Costa.

The viral celebrity
has been edging his way into the combat sports arena for quite some time now. He
has fought in two boxing fights one amateur, the other professional against British
internet celebrity KSI.

They first met in Manchester and fought to a majority draw over six rounds. The success of the first fight and the underlying rivalry got the attention of promotional outlet Matchroom Sport and streaming giant DAZN.

In the rematch they both made their professional debuts in a six-round bout. Once again it was close, but it was the Englishman who took home a split decision victory.

Ever since losing
his boxing debut there has been talk that Paul may transition to MMA. The
American has a background in wrestling and for a novice aint too bad with his
hands.

It now seems he has begun taken his preparations to the next level, training with the likes of top middleweight Costa. Although based on the below footage he is still quite some way away from challenging the worlds best. Check it out.

The MMA community seems split on if this knockout is actually real. Paul was the original source of the clip and is clearly trying to generate views with the video.

However, it
does look real to us and the YouTuber is known for going to extreme measures in
order to generate content. He infamously filmed a suicide victim in Japan and
uploaded it to online, before receiving backlash and later apologising.

For Costa
this is great exposure. A relative unknown outside of MMA circles the Brazilian
will be keen to grow his name ahead of a middleweight title fight with Israel
Adesanya later this year.

Did Logan Paul really get knocked out by Paulo Costa?

CM Punk Dismisses Logan Paul’s Callout

CM Punk has no interest in sharing the cage with YouTube personality, Logan Paul. Punk has given MMA competition a go but he has gone 0-2. The former WWE star suffered a submission loss to Mickey Gall and a unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Mik…

CM Punk has no interest in sharing the cage with YouTube personality, Logan Paul. Punk has given MMA competition a go but he has gone 0-2. The former WWE star suffered a submission loss to Mickey Gall and a unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Mike Jackson. Punk has since signed on with FOX […]

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CM Punk Not Interested In Logan Paul MMA Fight

CM Punk doesn’t seem to have much interest in competing in mixed martial arts (MMA) — let alone against Logan Paul. Paul recently suffered a split decision loss to KSI in their boxing rematch back in November. Afterwards, there was talk of Paul potentially venturing into the world of MMA with Punk touted as a […]

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CM Punk doesn’t seem to have much interest in competing in mixed martial arts (MMA) — let alone against Logan Paul.

Paul recently suffered a split decision loss to KSI in their boxing rematch back in November. Afterwards, there was talk of Paul potentially venturing into the world of MMA with Punk touted as a potential opponent, given their combined lack of experience.

Paul went a step further by stating he would destroy Punk if they fought in an MMA fight. However, Punk isn’t reciprocating any of the interest back.

“No,” Punk told TMZ when asked if he would be interested in facing Paul.

When it was suggested that a fight between the two would generate big money given their respective followings, Punk responded further:

“My definition of big money and everybody else’s definition of big money is completely different,” he added.

Punk hasn’t competed inside the Octagon since his unanimous decision defeat to Mike Jackson at UFC 225 in June 2018. His only previous outing was his debut where he suffered a first-round submission defeat to Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in September 2016.

Although a third fight doesn’t seem likely at the moment, the former WWE star hasn’t entirely ruled it out.

Do you think Punk and Paul should duke it out?

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