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MMA Fighter Darren Till Comments on Logan Paul Potentially Joining UFC

Published: 1/Sep/2018 0:53 Updated: 2/Jun/2020 9:01

by Virginia Glaze

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Mixed martial artist Darren ‘The Gorilla’ Till didn’t take kindly to Logan Paul potentially joining the UFC.

Both praise and criticism have surrounded Logan Paul since his boxing match with KSI on August 25th. While Brendan Schaub and other fighting personalities recognized Pauls’ success, Till wasn’t having any of it.

Till published a Tweet on August 30th criticizing Paul, citing the difficulty of dedicating one’s life to the UFC and calling Logan an “embarrassment” to the sport.

“Every day is hard as fuck, every day is a little more harder on your physical & mental state. Then ye get a **** coming along like this youtuber fella thinking he can mix it in the @ufc … don’t embarrass our sport.”

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Till’s comments come in response to an earlier tweet from Paul, in which he expressed heavy interest in joining the UFC as a chance to utilize his background in wrestling.

“the thought of securing a fight in the @UFC is exciting… could finally use my wrestling background… but i hear some other celebrities/athletes want to catch these hands first? ?”

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While Till’s comments express distaste towards YouTubers capitalizing off of fighting, others have felt differently. Comedian and fighter Brendan Schaub had praise for the YouTuber’s ability to garner such a wide audience, stating that the UFC itself could learn from Paul’s promotional skills.

Schaub likewise mentioned the possibility of UFC executives looking to Paul as a potential fighter, citing his colorful past in high school athletics and boxing ability.

Whether Paul will join the ranks of the UFC’s fighters or not remains to be seen, but the commentary surrounding the debacle brings many takes on a conversation of bringing new blood into the ring.

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Twitch streamer terrified after home intruders threaten him with gun

Published: 4/Dec/2020 12:48

by Alice Hearing

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Twitch streamer Jaykirky’s home broken into and he was threatened with various weapons all while he was streaming Resident Evil in the early hours of the morning on December 4. 

Streaming on Twitch can be a dangerous venture given that anything and everything, can happen while you’re live. Typically, it’s only IRL [in-real life] streamers who have to worry about someone ruining their stream, but someones, something can go awry while a streamer in their home.

In the case of UK-based streamer Jaykirky, he was streaming Resident Evil in the hours early of the morning on December 4, while he heard a bang coming from nearby. The streamer was initially confused, but when he went to investigate, the sounds of smashing glass and shouting could be heard, all while the stream continued to run – leaving his viewers to hear everything, which startled a few of them.

A couple of minutes later, a clearly shaken Jay sat back down at his computer with his hood up, looking back behind him. With a very shaky voice, he explains to his terrified viewers what has just happened.

He says “someone smashed my window…the guy had a f***ing machete..I can’t call the police because they just pointed the gun at my head…it’s 5 o’clock in the morning, I don’t know what to do.” He said he thought it was his neighbors, adding that he lived in a dodgy apartment complex.

Jay explained that he was confronted by a man wearing a balaclava who had broken through his window. The streamer tried to head to the door in order to escape, but there were two more people outside waiting for him.

The streamer said that the intruder had asked him not to say anything, while another intruder held a machete. However, they realized that they were in the wrong place, and Jaykirky was not the person they were looking for. “I thought I was going to die,” he added, clearly shaken by what had happened.

The intruders eventually left, with the streamer unharmed but clearly in shock and tearful as he told viewers he didn’t intend to stay at his flat and that he is thankful he is still alive. The streamer also explained that he is now safe and choosing his next options wisely, taking into account the terrifying situation that had just unfolded.