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Logan Paul accepts fight challenge from UFC star Khamzat Chimaev, but on his terms

YouTuber Logan Paul has accepted a challenge to fight rising UFC star Khamzat Chimaev, but there’s a major catch in allowing the two to go head-to-head.

Logan Paul has taken the fighting world by storm. His boxing career saw him square off against fellow influencer KSI, 50-0 Champion Floyd Mayweather, and he recently made his WWE debut at WrestleMania.

Now that the older Paul brother is also looking to break into MMA, The Maverick has responded to a call from undefeated UFC welterweight Khamzat Chimaev.

During an interview with Ariel Helwani on MMA Hour, Paul expressed an interest in fighting the three-time Swedish champion, but he would only do it on his terms.

Logan Paul will face Khamzat Chimaev on one condition

Back in March, Chimaev told Paul he would “wait for him in the UFC” if Dana White gave him a chance to compete.

While Paul went on to say he would want to fight Paddy Pimblett, he doesn’t rule out a fight against Chimaev, but it won’t be in the octagon.

According to Paul, he’s had a brief showdown with Chimaev before. In 2019, he was training at a gym in Sweden and noticed a “badass” man who happened to be the upcoming UFC star staring at him.

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“I just showed up at the gym and wrestled with a couple of their guys,” he said uncovered. “You didn’t let me spare Khamzat. Yes, no, he’s a damn dog. I don’t do MMA with him. I would definitely box him. I’d be more than happy to box him, but that’s the problem, all these UFC people are locked up. You are imprisoned. So it’s hard to fight with one of them.”

So don’t get your hopes up on seeing Logan Paul fight Chimaev at UFC, but a boxing match is definitely possible – unless the mixed martial artist is fighting for a title.

On April 10, the Swede defeated Gilbert Burns at the 2nd place welterweight division to jump to third overall in the rankings in preparation for a possible fight against Colby Covington in the future.

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