Podcaster and UFC Commentator Joe Rogan has praised Logan Paul for his fighting technique on a recent episode of his podcast, ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’.
Rogan was joined by professional surfer Kelly Slater when the pair began to discuss the UFC, and the possibility of Logan Paul someday competing inside the Octagon, especially after former professional wrestler CM Punk being granted the opportunity to fight in the UFC on two occasions.
“They were talking about Logan Paul fighting in the UFC, and Dana White said he would get killed,” began Rogan. “Logan Paul is way better, way better, than CM Punk!”
Rogan continued: “Logan Paul actually knows how to fight. He had a boxing match with that other YouTube guy, but I was watching him throw punches in that fight, and this is a guy who knows how to throw a punch. His punches looked good.”
“He gassed out, he got a little tired, first real fight like that. But he has a background in wrestling, and he actually can punch. Like I was watching him hit this guy, that’s a guy who actually knows how to throw a punch.
“He knows distance and timing and he knows how to connect. He doesn’t look like Canelo Alvarez or anything crazy, but he looks like a guy who can throw a punch. You had fucking CM Punk fight, this guy is way better than him,” concluded the stand-up comedian.
While UFC President Dana White seems dead set on not allowing Paul to step into the Octagon, former UFC Welterweight Sage Northcutt has expressed interest in taking on the YouTube star.
Unfortunately, that fight will likely have to wait, as Paul is set for a boxing rematch against fellow YouTuber JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji in 2019.