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CM Punk gives scathing response to Logan Paul’s fight challenge

Published: 28/Nov/2018 18:47 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 21:14

by Virginia Glaze

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Retired wrestling pro, mixed martial artist, and comic book writer Phillip ‘CM Punk’ Brooks has given a scathing response to YouTuber Logan Paul’s proposition for a fight in the octagon.

Punk vehemently denied any chance of meeting Paul in the arena during an interview with MMA Fighting’s Marc Raimondi, taking shots at the social media star’s popularity as he did so.

“I’m not fighting Logan Paul,” Punk claimed. “I think this is one of the avenues where people will be like, ‘I don’t even know who Logan Paul is.’ Logan Paul is apparently a popular guy, but it’s not in any kind of avenue that I drive my car on.”

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Punk likewise decried Paul’s previous scandal from early 2018, where he garnered intense criticism after filming a deceased person for a vlog in Japan’s Aokigahara ‘Suicide Forest.’

“The only thing I know about him is he’s the guy who filmed the dead body in the Japanese ‘Suicide Forest,’” Punk continued. “…I’m not into sharing that much of my time and my headspace and my life with somebody that did something that I feel is so reprehensibly disrespectful to the people of Japan, who I love. They’ll always have a special place in my heart. So, no. I’m not fighting him. I have no interest to.”

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Paul called out CM Punk during an interview with TMZ in early August, just before his pay-per-view fight with fellow YouTuber Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji. 

Paul has since openly expressed an intense desire to fight in the UFC – despite org president Dana White’s vehement comments to the contrary.

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Apex Legends streamer Dizzy returns from hiatus to play Valorant

Published: 18/Jan/2021 20:41

by Bill Cooney

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Coby ‘Dizzy’ Meadows practically took over Apex Legends esports before moving to streaming, and then leaving social media entirely in July. Now he’s back, and ready to take on a whole new challenge: Valorant.

Dizzy was known for his stellar Apex Legends play, with thousands of viewers heading to his stream or whatever pro event he was playing in to watch him put on a show. He swept through basically everyone he came across in matches, leaving no doubt he was one of the best players around

Then, in July 2020 he disappeared from the internet entirely, after stepping back from Apex esports in 2019 to focus on streaming the game. Now, after roughly six months, Dizzy has announced his return and the latest game he’ll attempt to master.

EXP Pro-Am Apex Legends ExhibitionDizzy was one of the most well-known Apex pros since release, even winning the very first Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge.

In a Twitlonger announcing his return on January 18, dizzy said he was ready to get back to streaming and would be playing mostly Valorant this time around instead of Apex. Meadows also revealed that the passing of well-known WoW streamer and good friend Byron ‘reckful’ Bernstein in July, 2020, was one of the big reasons he took his break.

“I felt like I wasn’t performing and felt like I just let everyone down with my constant breaks and inconsistent play. I felt I had just burnt myself out,” the streamer said in a Twitlonger. “Around the time of Byron’s passing I was thinking about him the night before and waking up the next morning to the news, I was heartbroken. I fell into a depressed state and just needed some time to myself. I needed a hiatus for my mental health.”

“I’ve been slowly recovering and I feel like I’m ready to come back to streaming and plan on playing mainly Valorant,” dizzy continued. “I’ve also decided I’m going to start streaming on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. I look forward to being back. I missed you guys.”

If you want to catch dizzy in person, head over to his Twitch channel at 4 PM EST on Monday, January 18, where he’ll be streaming for the first time in over half a year, and welcome him back.

The loss of Reckful was definitely a hard time, not just for the WoW community but for Twitch as whole, and just add on the kind of year that 2020 seemed to be for everyone else, and we can understand why dizzy took some time off. It’s good to have him back though, and we can’t wait to see him pick up where he left off.