While Paul hinted that he’d come up with an idea for yet another film shortly thereafter, further details have since arisen as to what could be his next project - which could feature a “slap fight” against Russian strongmen.
Russian fitness outlet ‘Generation Iron’ revealed that Paul will be a participant in their ‘Battle on the Volga,’ which includes a legitimate “slap fight” between the YouTuber and two major names in the Russian slap-battle space.
Famous YouTuber @LoganPaul will face off in a slap fight tournament against one of the most massive slap champions in the world! Details here: https://t.co/5wNrbtJmhN#LoganPaul #SlapFight #Dumpling #Bodybuilding #GenerationIron pic.twitter.com/Me2gHmdnSQ— GENERATION IRON (@GenerationIron) April 24, 2019
According to an article on Generation Iron’s website, Paul will be throwing down with “the enormous Uncle Serozha,” as well as the “Russian slap champion” known as ‘Dumpling.’
Vasily Pelmen, who goes by the stage name ‘Dumpling,’ weighed in at 370 pounds and took the Male Slapping Championship at the 2019 Siberian Power Show in an unquestionable landslide victory.
While Paul has yet to speak out on his presence at the event, the ‘Battle on the Volga’ takes place from May 24-27 - giving Paul just a little over a month to train.
However, Paul may already be in peak condition for the battle, thanks to his training for the upcoming KSI vs Logan Paul boxing rematch in November 2019.
Paul has been outspoken on his desire to enter professional MMA with the UFC, as stated in multiple interviews and vlogs following his initial boxing match with KSI in summer 2018.
Despite owner Dana White’s dismissive statement on the matter, Paul continues to train, even uploading sparring footage from his initial boxing match in August 2018 with a scathing caption targeted at his rival KSI.
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im a jokes guy but don’t sleep on the bad mothafucka inside me... here’s some unreleased sparring footage from last August 🥊 i got a nasty hunger to damage the next man who’s got big enough balls to step in the ring with me... KSI is doing everything he can to dodge this fight & tbh i don’t blame him. im collecting skulls this winter 🥶🥶🥶 ill even fight you @jakepaul, idgaf
“KSI is doing everything he can to dodge this fight, tbh, I don’t blame him,” Paul wrote. “I’m collecting skulls this winter.”
KSI and Logan Paul’s rematch has been the subject of much scrutiny, after the two were speculated to face off once more in February 2019.
After being accused of breaking their contract, KSI set their rematch date for November 2019 - although further details on the match have yet to be released.