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Logan Paul vs CM Punk UFC betting odds might surprise you

Published: 14/Nov/2019 2:13 Updated: 14/Nov/2019 12:50

by Brad Norton

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Despite recently losing a closely contested rematch to British Youtuber KSI, Logan Paul might already have his eyes set on a new challenge and the betting odds may come as a shock.

August 2018 marked Logan Paul’s first foray into the world of combat sports with an amateur boxing match against fellow YouTube sensation KSI. 

Despite having just fallen short on the judges scorecards in a rematch at the sold-out Staples Centre on November 10, Logan Paul is already being eyed for a future bout under MMA rules.

The target of his next competition could be none other than former WWE Champion Phillip ‘CM Punk’ Brooks. With a 0-2 professional MMA record at the age of 41, pundits believe this could be a reasonable matchup for the debuting Paul brother, however the initial betting lines might be surprising.

Twitter: DAZNLogan Paul and KSI squared off at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

Despite falling to Mickey Gall and Mike Jackson throughout his short-lived UFC tenure, CM Punk has opened as a betting favorite against Logan Paul.

As a -225 favorite, bookmakers appear to value the professional MMA experience of the former WWE Champion over the youth of the controversial YouTuber. 

Logan Paul opened as a considerable underdog at +175, meaning that a $100 bet would net a return of $175 for instance.

YouTube: Fox SportsPunk has competed twice inside the UFC Octagon.

Coming in at an identical height of 6’2” the only significant advantage on paper is the weight of Logan Paul. At 20lbs heavier, he would be a better fit for UFC’s Light Heavyweight division as opposed to the Welterweight division that CM Punk competed in.

With such a significant weight discrepancy, one has to wonder how much of an advantage the former State-level wrestler Logan Paul would have when it comes to taking his opponent down. 

Despite the physical mismatch, CM Punk has trained consistently for a number of years at Roufusport, one of the most accomplished establishments in all of MMA. Housing former champions such as Anthony Pettis and Tyron Woodley, the former professional wrestler has been able to mix it up with some of the best to ever step foot in the Octagon.

KSI perhaps jokingly suggested in his post-fight interview that Logan Paul take on CM Punk next. Confident in his ability to transition to MMA, Paul responded by saying  he believed he would destroy CM Punk if I’m being honest.

There’s no telling whether this bizarre matchup will ever be put together but for the time being, it’s interesting to speculate and question the initial betting lines.

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TikTokers slam paparazzi for “stalking” Charli D’Amelio & Chase Hudson

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:29

by Connor Bennett

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A number of TikTok stars have hit out at paparazzi, asking them to stop “stalking” Charli D’Amelio and Chase Hudson after a video of them at the airport was uploaded to YouTube. 

With the success of TikTok around the globe, a number of creators like Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, Addison Rae, and Bryce Hall have become stars thanks to their viral videos. 

However, the fame and popularity that social media brings, fans want to know more. They’re desperate for updates on relationships, where their favorite stars are living, and how they’re getting on away from the TikTok videos. 

Many of TikTok’s stars will conduct interviews with paparazzi and other media outlets on a regular basis, but one has come under fire from TikTokjers for apparently “stalking” Charli D’Amelio and Chase Hudson. 

Charli D'Amelio speaks to the camera during a video.
YouTube: Charli D'Amelio
Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s biggest star, and garners the most attention.

Kevin Wong posted a video of Charli and Chase reuniting at LAX. However, it didn’t go down well with some of the pair’s fellow TikTok stars. 

“You’re taking stalking to a new level. Give them some privacy,” Hype House founder Thomas Petrou said. He also added a simple message, asking Wong to stop as well. 

Additionally, Mia Haywood and Bryant Eslava posted similar messages as Petrou. “Did you really follow them to the airport? Chill with that,” said Mia. “Damn, this is too far Kevin,” added Bryant. 

 

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Wong responded with a comment of his own, claiming that he was already at the airport waiting for somebody else, and hadn’t actually followed the D’Amelio’s anywhere. 

“I was already at LAX waiting for someone to show up, then I saw a big white Rolls Royce drive around and saw Mr D’Amelio & Charli,” he said. 

Neither of Charli or Chase have responded to the drama themselves, and it might just be a case of others fighting the battle for them. 

We’ll just have to wait and see if any similar responses come up in the future, or if the pair decide to respond themselves.