KSI Visits the UFC Performance Institute to Find Out How Hard He Will Be Able to Punch Logan Paul in Their Fight - Dexerto

KSI Visits the UFC Performance Institute to Find Out How Hard He Will Be Able to Punch Logan Paul in Their Fight

Published: 29/May/2018 13:48 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:00

by Ross Deason


The current king of boxing on YouTube, KSI, has uploaded a new video where he tests his punching power, and various other performance markers, at the UFC Performance Institute.

The boxing match between KSI and Joe Weller on February 3rd of 2018 was one of the biggest events in the history of YouTube, drawing in millions of live viewers.

It was so big, in fact, that it broke the record for the biggest amateur white collar boxing event in history. With over 25 million people watching the replay of the event, it is fair to say that it broke some serious barriers between the online entertainment industry and the mainstream.

Following the fight, KSI called out both Logan and Jake Paul, two of the most controversial characters on all of YouTube, and, after a great deal of posturing on both sides, Logan Paul eventually agreed to face the Brit on August the 25th in the US.

With the highly anticipated event drawing ever closer, KSI made a trip the state of the art UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas to find out how hard he can punch and complete a number of other athletic tests.

Everything from “reactive index” to speed squats were included in the tests and KSI performed relatively well throughout, even being described as an “average UFC fighter” at one point, but the question that everyone wanted to know the answer to was how hard can the YouTuber punch?

KSIForrest Griffin demonstrates the only way to knock out UFC Heavyweight Mark Hunt

KSI went through this part of the test with UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin. The former Light Heavyweight Champion took the British entertainer on to the “PowerStation Pro” and had him throw a number of different punches.

Overall, the average punches that KSI was throwing were “actually pretty good” and Forrest even went so far as to say that KSI could “probably knock me out”.

“This is enough power to knock somebody out if you catch them right. […] That’s plenty of force to knock out most people. Again, you’re not knocking Mark Hunt out like that […] Everybody’s a little different. Uhm, you’d probably knock me out with that”.

The full video and results can be found below, with the punching power section beginning at the 5:20 mark.


Mr Beast was turned down by Quibi before app went bust

Published: 22/Oct/2020 18:50 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 18:52

by Tanner Pierce


Now that the not-so-popular streaming service Quibi is shutting down after it failed to receive the stardom it once hoped to achieve, some old tweets from the manager of YouTube star Mr Beast may shine some light on a missed opportunity that may have helped it stay afloat.

Over the past year or so, Quibi was thought, at least internally, to have potential to be the next big streaming service that everyone wanted to get their hands on. With large executives who used to work at Disney and big stars attached to the service, there was definitely some merit behind the idea.

Several months later, the service is shutting down, according to company founder Jeffery Katzenberg. After its failure to take off, many aren’t surprised by the news and thought it was only a matter of time before it shut its doors. If some old tweets are to be believed, however, the company once had an opportunity that would have possibly made it successful.

Back in June, Reed Duchscher, the CEO of Night Media and the business manager behind Mr Beast, stated that he and the company attempted to bring the aforementioned YouTuber onto Quibi in the past – but the people behind the service ended up saying no.

Duchscher never expounded on this, so we’ll never know the reason why the company decided to say no to someone as popular as Mr Beast. It’s possible that they never came up with a good idea for a show centered around him, although this is pure speculation and seems rather unlikely.

Regardless of the reasoning behind Quibi’s refusal, it almost certainly would have been beneficial for them. Even though the company had major stars attached to it on the outset, getting someone as popular as Mr Beast – who currently has 45 million subscribers – probably would have helped out at least a little bit.

Of course, hindsight is 20/20, and they more than likely didn’t think it was worth it back then.