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KSI calls out his former head teacher for kicking him out of school

Published: 12/Jan/2020 17:57

by Eli Becht

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Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji’s former head teacher called him his most famous pupil, and the YouTuber had a classic response ready for him.

Before he was making YouTube videos with millions of views or boxing Logan Paul, KSI went to school just like the rest of us.

While his experience didn’t exactly go as planned, it ended up not being too much of a detriment as he became famous out of it.

Instagram: KSIKSI is one of YouTube’s most popular creators.

It’s always tough to explain to a parent, grandparent, or even a former teacher that you make your money just by making videos on the internet.

With that said, KSI did as good of a job as he possibly could when explaining in an interview with The Sunday Times.

“I make videos on the internet sometimes,” KSI said. “I also do music sometimes. I also do boxing sometimes. So, with the internet videos, I do it on YouTube. I make videos about everything. I do videos of people sending memes to me on Reddit and I react to them, say how I feel about them. Sometimes I do gaming videos.”

KSI, InstagramKSI came away with a victory over Logan Paul in the rematch.

His former head teacher Mark Steed caught wind of this interview, and used it as an opportunity to reflect on the time when KSI was his pupil.

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Steed calls him “undoubtedly the most famous pupil” from his time as headship, but it appears the YouTube star has different memories of that time.

“Why’d you kick me out though,” KSI asked with a laughing emoji.

The school in question is Berkhamsted, and even though he ended up being booted from there, it wasn’t a total loss as this is where he met future Sidemen member Simon Minter.

Being kicked out of school would usually end up being a big deal for most people, but KSI was able to make the most out of it and have a very successful career.

Lightning even struck twice in the same family as his brother Deji has also been able to make a career out of YouTube, and even stepped into the world of boxing himself.

KSI has already headlined boxing matches at Manchester Arena and Staples Center, so fans are excited to see what’s next for the YouTube star.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”