- Logan Paul started trying to make people laugh on Vine and YouTube
- Now he is trying to make people feel pain with his MMA and boxing activities.
- His body transformation has been remarkable and he has trained with the biggest stars.
YouTuber Logan Paul is still ridiculed for his quest to be taken seriously in the world of combat sports – but there’s no denying he’s shown dedication.
The American made his WWE debut in 2021 and signed a new deal earlier this year, posing alongside Triple H with his new contract.
He is totally immersed in the world of combat and has thus pushed his body to its limits.
This summer, he was photographed hitting the gym with Israel Adesanya and featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.
Fans even speculated that he looked like he weighed 230 pounds in the photo.
Logan Paul was photographed hitting the gym with UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.
He started out as a prankster on Vine and YouTube, but was determined to be taken seriously as a fighter.
It’s a far cry from how he started making comedy videos on Vine and YouTube, and if he weighed 230 pounds, that would be about 40.5 pounds heavier than when he fought Floyd Mayweather at a exhibition match in 2021.
That night at Hard Rock Stadium, Paul went the distance with the boxing legend and earned the respect of the fighting community.
Although Mayweather, 44, ruled the fight from start to finish, Paul had a strong chin and finished the fight despite a class gap, waddling away from a £14 million payday.
He has not boxed since, but is expected to return to the ring with Dillon Danis, Conor McGregor’s training partner, next month for six rounds of cruiserweight action.
Meanwhile, speaking about his long-standing motivations for MMA, he said: “It’s real. I’ve always been realistic about it. I want to make history by going to MMA and making it a massive event. No boxer goes into MMA. MMA fighters go to boxing. I want to respect their sport. I grew up as an MMA fan.
He has competed in MMA events and even has a contract with WWE, which he signed recently.
He caused a major shock by going all the way against boxing legend Floyd Mayweather
Here, Paul is pictured holding WWE titan Seth Rollins during WrestleMania 39 in April.
In April, he called out Mike Tyson for an MMA fight, despite losing his only professional boxing bout to fellow YouTuber KSI.
Did he really think he could take on Tyson? “I don’t really care about its size. If you haven’t wrestled or done any ground work, no matter your size, you better hit the first two punches you throw and they better knock me out.
“Otherwise, I’ll put you down, pick you up, and choke you.”
This is the world Paul immersed himself in: a world of bravado, bickering, and continual efforts to outdo his adversaries. No wonder he went all out physically to give himself every advantage.
We are far from the rather awkward character in which he started: he has undergone both a physical and personal transformation.