Logan Paul vs Paddy Pimblett- a fight that many would think is either a stupid rumor or a hilarious internet meme, but seeing some of the most peculiar matchups combat sports have received in recent times, seeing the YouTuber and social media star-turned-boxer take on UFC’s newest superstar may not be that impossible, and none other than Chael Sonnen vouches for the fight to happen.
I think it’s fair, I also think it’s very reasonable: Chael Sonnen on Logan vs Paddy in the UFC
Along with his younger brother Jake, Logan became a hot topic in boxing throughout the last year. While Jake Paul has ventured into pro boxing and defeated former MMA world champions like Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley in the ring, Logan chose exhibition boxing but landed the most unexpected- a bout with none other than Floyd Mayweather, and became the only man ever to draw a boxing fight with “Money”.
Logan, as well as Jake, have often shared their interest in a future endeavor into MMA. While Bellator MMA are already keen to sign the 27-year-old into their roster, “The Maverick” is willing to compete in the UFC, and last month, Dana White himself opened up the idea of a possible Logan Paul MMA fight in the Octagon. In the wake of White’s proposition, Logan revealed his ideal UFC opponent to be Paddy Pimblett- the newest superstar in mixed martial arts.
Now, Chael Sonnen expressed his enthusiasm for the fight- believing that it’s a ‘fair’ and ‘reasonable’ contest due to the weight differences- Paddy competes at 155, while Logan is at 190.
“I like it. I’m into it, this is no longer a discussion if Logan can go with Paddy. He’s much bigger, when he calls out Paddy he’s saying ‘make me some concessions’. Make the threat of unarmed combat, a little bit smaller. Somebody with a lack of experience like [Logan], but a real willingness, he can take this audience anywhere he wants but will bring it to [the UFC]. He’s willing to put that up, he’s willing to put it on the line,” Sonnen said on his YouTube channel.
“I think it’s fair, I also think it’s very reasonable. What is he going to do, call out Jon Jones? Come on, come on. There’s something about it that has a certain flavor, it passes the smell test. I’m into the Paul brothers. I’m probably the last one you thought would say that. But, I’m into them, and I have no problem with Logan calling out Paddy,” the 45-year-old added. [H/T BJPenn.com]
Check out the clip below-
- Chael Sonnen supports the idea of a Logan Paul vs Paddy Pimblett fight in the UFC
- Logan fights at 190 while Paddy is at 155 which Sonnen believes makes the fight fair and reasonable
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