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KSI responds to Logan Paul’s surprise invite to his Impaulsive podcast

Published: 10/Jun/2020 23:53

by Theo Salaun

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Logan Paul and Olajide “KSI” Olatunji’s beef is possibly the most historic in YouTube history, but the pair seem intent to squash it and do a podcast show together instead.

Like an epic written by Homer himself, the KSI and Logan Paul arc may soon go from bloodying each other’s faces to discussing the policy decisions needed for social progress. After years of drama rooted in diss tracks, rants, and a couple bruising boxing matches, their relationship appears to be turning a new leaf. 

And it all started when Paul screen-capped a YouTube comment requesting KSI’s appearance on the former’s “Impaulsive” podcast and tweeted it out with the suggested emoji and a tag for his rival.

 

In 2018, KSI vs. Logan Paul drew over two million live viewers online and sold out 21,000 seats at Manchester Arena. Their rematch in 2019 lost viewers due to exclusivity deals but was still the third-most watched boxing match of the year on the popular DAZN streaming platform. 

With both bouts ending with blood and sweat, the first a draw and the second a narrow, split victory for KSI, fans are desperate to know if these two can truly put aside their differences and, instead, duel in a battle of the minds.

 

Given how coy Paul’s initial “request” was, it’s no surprise that KSI played it cool when accepting the invite. It’s unclear when exactly the English YouTuber will next be in Los Angeles, but an Impaulsive appearance is sure to be among his most exciting content ventures once he heads across the pond. 

As for what prompts this change in tone between the two, there appears to be a certain level of maturation from both sides that has opened the door up for mutual respect. Both undoubtedly respected each other’s hustle as content creators willing to sell the exchange of bodily harm for entertainment’s sake, but KSI has since begun focusing more on his music while Paul has dipped deeper into the public-facing dialogue offered by a podcast.

The pod may be hosted by self-professed “idiots,” but Paul and co. have shown proven themselves capable of tackling real issues and discourse. Most recently, the Maverick’s tirade on white privilege and its role in systemic racism was thorough and self-aware enough to earn KSI’s praise.

 

With a video of Paul clamoring for people to “acknowledge and weaponize” their privilege, KSI responded by clapping and giving him credit: “Well done Logan, man. Well done, bro. For real. Over the years you’ve changed a lot, man, and I have a lot of respect for you for doing this.”

It’s clear that the two have moved past their former beef and everyone will surely be curious to hear if they officially squash the beef on a podcast instead of bashing each other’s faces for a third time in the boxing ring.

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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.”