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JMX emerges as possible Logan Paul challenger for 2020 MMA clash

Published: 3/Jan/2020 3:56

by Brad Norton


Popular British YouTuber Joel ‘JMX’ Morris has called out Logan Paul for an MMA scrap after decisively winning his debut in December 2019.

Hot off the heels of a loss to KSI in a professional boxing rematch in November 2019, Paul has slowly been teasing a transition to the world of Mixed Martial Arts.

With an athletic background and ample wrestling experience to boot, Paul appears committed to the competitive leap, recently claiming that he will have “one MMA” bout in 2020

Despite calling out the likes of former WWE Champion and brief UFC competitor Phillip ‘CM Punk’ Brooks, the YouTuber’s first proper MMA competitor may have emerged in the form of JMX, after a series of heated callouts. 

Maclin Bilski for Instagram: loganpaulWith amateur and professional boxing experience under his belt, Paul seems confident that a transition to MMA will take place in 2020.

Known for his FIFA-related content on YouTube, JMX made the jump to combat sports by first competing on the undercard of KSI vs Joe Weller in 2018. His debut win with a third-round TKO paved the way for a second bout on the KSI vs Logan Paul undercard.

Walking away with a consecutive victory, the content creator then transitioned to MMA and was successful in his professional debut in December 2019. Not wasting any time, JMX was quick to put his name in the hat to welcome the Paul brother to an octagon in the near future.

“You might not want to fight me but if you do, I’d love to knee the sh*t out of you,” he said on Twitter alongside a highlight reel from his first MMA contest.

Adding to the callout on January 2, JMX elaborated on his debut and continued to rattle off shots at Paul. “We’ve basically just gotta wait for Logan Paul to stop being a b*tch,” he said in regards to when the fight could potentially happen.

“Something to consider,” Paul said during episode 147 of the Impaulsive podcast after being shown the highlight-worthy finish of JMX’s first MMA contest. “I would love to fight that kid.”

“Call me a kid all you like but I’ll be his f***ing Dad in the ring,” the British internet star responded in his own video once he saw Paul’s clip.

At 6’2” and last competing out of the Light Heavyweight division at 204 pounds, the 21-year-old YouTuber stacks up evenly against his targeted opponent. Also coming in at 6’2”, Paul struggled to make the 200-pound weight limit for his professional boxing rematch against KSI in November 2019.

Claiming that he typically walks around at a weight of 205lbs, the tale of the tape would be tremendously similar should this YouTube clash ever come to fruition. 

With over 2.5 million subscribers on YouTube and professional MMA experience under his belt, perhaps JMX could be the perfect opponent for Paul’s seemingly inevitable debut inside the cage.

Feeling as though he only “sort of” lost the rematch to KSI due to a controversial foul that he attempted to appeal, Paul retains all the confidence in the world that his future in the world of combat sports will be brighter than ever.


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

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


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.

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.