Logan Paul eyeing Conor McGregor UFC fight and he's actually serious - Dexerto

Logan Paul eyeing Conor McGregor UFC fight and he’s actually serious

Published: 5/Nov/2019 16:40 Updated: 6/Nov/2019 17:44

by Connor Bennett


YouTube sensation Logan Paul has explained what he plans to do after his boxing rematch with KSI and if you think he wants to step away from fighting, you’d be wrong, as he’s eyeing up a huge prize in Conor McGregor.

The hugely popular American content creator is gearing up for his highly-anticipated rematch with KSI on November 9, where he believes he’s going to win convincingly and also pretty early too

While his pre-fight talk has mostly been about his injuries, especially in terms of brain damage, he’s now opened up about what he wants to do after the fight – provided he wins, that is. 

REUTERS/Tom JacobsKSI and Logan Paul will square off on November 9, but the American is already looking ahead.

The YouTuber appeared on the True Geordie Podcast alongside his brother Jake and podcast co-host Mike Majlak, discussing everything from his fights, his YouTube career, and his aspiration to become the biggest entertainer in the world.

To make that happen, however, he wants to continue in the fighting game but swap the sweet science of boxing for the UFC – for at least one bout. “I’ve played this scenario out in my head a hundred times,” Logan said after being asked if it was a serious possibility.

“Imma beat JJ, imma do my first fight in the UFC, imma win, imma smoke this f**king dude whoever it is and then I’m going to be like yo, I think I’m good, that was fun, and then I’m going to get a huge bag placed in front of me and be like, f**k bro, I could use another Rolex.”

UFC conversation begins at 1:11:00 in the clip below. 

As for potential opponents after that, well, Majlak said that the Paul brother would be eyeing up Irish superstar Conor McGregor despite the fact that there’s a huge weight difference – not to mention a huge gulf in skill. 

The YouTuber was also quizzed on why he’d want to want to continue fighting, be it boxing or mixed martial arts, and he stated that he wasn’t scared either way and that he’s also become fond of being hit and throwing strikes back at opponents.

Whether or not it’s a possibility that Logan steps inside of the octagon following his November 9 rematch is unclear, especially as he’s previously called out Dana White for not signing him up already. 

It would obviously be a huge shift for the entertainment world, and a major talking point in the YouTube sphere, so it probably won’t go away anytime soon.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

Twitter: @ArnauVidal
A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.