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Logan Paul finally spills which ex-UFC legend he's in talks with for a fight

Logan Paul, the YouTube sensation turned professional boxer, has been making waves in the combat sports world since his debut in 2019. Paul, who is already working with the WWE, last competed in the ring in a one-sided match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2021. The sole professional bout on Paul's resume before then was a defeat to KSI in 2019.

Paul eventually identified the Stockton native as his prospective adversary after making numerous other hints.

Paul claimed in an interview ahead of his WrestleMania 39 showdown versus Seth Rollins this weekend that a high-paying bout had been on the board with the retired UFC fighter, however, according to Paul, Diaz's side has somewhat pulled back.

“I think he’s running. This guy, I think he’s ducking,” Paul told BT Sport. “We have the sweetest deal for him and he knows the type of numbers I bring in. I’m not a quarter of a million [pay-per-view buys] type of fighter, you’re going to get 750,000 [to a] million buys, and I’m an 0-1 YouTuber. Seems like an easy fight on paper.”

Paul does have a boatload on his plate right now yet has been planning his comeback to the ring for some while. The 27-year-old claims that while his team has raised the bar regarding wages, the window is still open. But, he is unsure of the reason why the Diaz administration has still not signed anything just yet.

“As far as I know, it’s not dead because we had to f****** offer him more money. It’s like we’re baiting this guy into fighting me. It’s hard for me to get a fight because either you’re not worth my time and energy, or you’re not going to sell pay-per-views. I’ll do it, but I need a dance partner. And I don’t need a tune-up fight, give me the real dogs. Nate Diaz is a dog. I was looking forward to that fight, then I got a call the other day and they said they didn’t want to do it. It was almost done. I don’t know.”

There is no denying that a potential matchup between Logan Paul and Nate Diaz would be a major event in the combat sports world. Diaz, a fan favorite known for his gritty fighting style and outspoken personality, would undoubtedly bring his A-game to the table.

As for whether or not the fight will come to fruition, only time will tell. For now, fans can only speculate and debate over the potential outcome of this highly-anticipated matchup.


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