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FaZe Sensei Explains Why Logan Paul Will End Up Fighting in the UFC

Published: 14/Aug/2018 9:54 Updated: 14/Aug/2018 16:43

by Calum Patterson

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MMA fighter and FaZe Clan member ‘Sensei’ believes Logan Pau will eventually fight in the UFC, saying he has some ‘legitimacy’ in claiming that he could.

Logan is facing off against British YouTuber KSI on a boxing match on August 25, but should he get past KSI, it looks like he wants to pursue fighting more.

When asked during an impromptu TMZ interview, Logan said he wants to challenge a UFC fighter, explaining “there’s no reason I can’t”.

And not just any UFC fighter, in fact he called out both Connor McGregor and CM Punk by name. Many fans and critics saw this as merely a joke, perhaps a way of getting some extra attention on the boxing match.

But FaZe Sensei, real name Isiah Ocasio, an aspiring professional fighter himself, thinks Logan could have a chance. 

“Maybe CM Punk. I could see [Logan] fighting CM Punk. This is why I give Logan a little bit of a chance in a fight in the UFC. The UFC is different now. More recently they’ve been allowing fighters without the credentials to be able to compete at a high level.

The UFC has held fights and events that aren’t up to the UFC caliber, in order to market and sell pay-per-view. […] So I could see Logan fighting in the UFC if Dana White wanted to get involved.

Like for example, if Logan Paul wants to fight MMA […] his pro debut, they could do it in the UFC, but not necessarily with a current UFC fighter. That’s why it’s weird, he could probably fight in the UFC, because of marketability, but would he be fighting against a UFC fighter that’s not named CM Punk? I don’t know.”

In terms of taking on actual current UFC fighter, Sensei believes Logan would be demolished no matter what weight category he attempted to go to.

“Logan wouldn’t be a monster at 185. He would be big at 170, but if you look at the 170 pounders, they’re monsters too. So just because Logan was a state champ wrestler, these [UFC] guys wrestled collegiately, some of them wrestled on Team USA, they wrestle people like that all the time. 

Dana White would have to be very selective with the opponent that he picks, but would I be surprised if the UFC hosted Logan Paul’s MMA debut? No. But that is more of a statement of what the UFC has become, not ‘can Logan Paul fight at the highest level in MMA’. 

Jake Paul? No.”

He goes on to say that while it wouldn’t be a true UFC fight, it would undoubtedly attract a lot of viewers, and would make more sense that CM Punk’s debut.

Logan will have to ensure he beats KSI before have any grand plans of a UFC shot, because losing a boxing match to a YouTuber wouldn’t be the best way to advertise yourself as a pro fighter.

KSI has also indicated his desire to go pro as a boxer too, but similarly will need to get past Logan before he can work on those plans seriously.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.