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UFC Champion backs Joe Rogan’s assessment of Logan Paul’s fighting skills

Published: 27/Oct/2018 18:31 Updated: 27/Oct/2018 19:25

by Virginia Glaze

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Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul could have a better chance of entering the UFC than president Dana White alleges: analyst and mixed martial artist Tyron Woodley and MMA commentator Joe Rogan have both come out in support of Paul, despite White’s previous comments.

In an interview on TMZ’s Hollywood Beatdown, Woodley praised Paul’s ability to make ‘millions and millions of dollars’ through his YouTube channel, comparing him to the likes of CM Punk and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

He also made sure to point out that Dana White has backpedaled on his policies before, citing Dana’s statement on women “never fighting in the UFC” – and his subsequent signage of Ronda Rousey.

“He’s gonna fight in the UFC,” Woodley said of Paul’s chances in the org. “Dana is not a fool. He’s gonna fight. Mark my words – Logan Paul will fight in the UFC.”

MMA commentator and host Joe Rogan had similar sentiments toward Paul, especially in regards to his physical ability in the Octagon.

“Logan Paul is fucking way better than CM Punk,” Rogan said in an interview with American surfer Kelly Slater. “Logan Paul actually knows how to fight.”

Rogan’s comments were preceded by MMA fighter Sage Northcutt’s statement in late September, where he cited Paul’s previous experience in high school wrestling and said that he ‘would like to fight [Paul].’

While Dana’s scathing comments were denied by brother Jake Paul and many others, the verdict is still out on Paul’s chances – for now.

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Russian Instagram influencer torches his $150,000 Mercedes on purpose

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:46

by Bill Cooney

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An Instagram influencer literally set his own $150,000 Mercedes Benz on fire after he got fed up with how his local dealership was repairing it.

Several videos of Russian Instagram and YouTube star Mikhail Litvin torching the black GT 63 S went viral over the weekend, with people around the internet both amazed and horrified that someone has enough extra cash rolling around they can just send a luxury car up in flames.

But, Litvin’s display surprisingly wasn’t just a random instance of pure, nihilistic capitalism captured on film, as he claims he was sending a message to his local Mercedes dealership and the company as a whole.

The saga begins like this: Mikhail bought a brand new GT 63 S (running around $140,000 to $160,000) and somehow, broke the engine five times in a row through various automotive shenanigans.

Eventually, he became fed up with how his local Mercedes Benz dealership was repairing the vehicle each time he brought it in, even replacing the turbo kit with one purchased off of eBay at one point.

Paying to have sub-par parts installed in his car seems to have been the final straw for the Russian, who filled his trunk up with gasoline and brought plenty of cameras to a deserted field to send his vehicle off with a Viking funeral.

After bathing the car in fuel, Litvin lights a Looney Tunes-style trail from offscreen and the poor four-door goes up in a massive fireball.

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Mikhail Litvin/YouTube
Litvin made sure not to miss a spot.

After contemplating all the memories he had in the Mercedes while the inferno raged behind him, the YouTuber drove into the sunset with his new whip, a classic teal Lada that only needed a little bit of a running start to get going.

With over 11 million followers on Instagram and 4 million subscribers on YouTube, chances are good that Litvin will be picking up a fly new car sometime soon to replace the smoking heap that was his GT 63 S.

Exactly what he’ll replace it with remains to be seen, but we’d bet he’ll have a video out about it when he does.