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Logan Paul reveals his side of the story about alleged video with a man

Published: 10/Jan/2020 5:54 Updated: 10/Jan/2020 6:23

by Brad Norton

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Having gone viral without even so much as lifting a finger, due to an explicit video that was shared around the web, Logan Paul has since explained his side of the story and detailed how he made an attempt to interview those involved.

Logan Paul is no stranger to the spotlight. From selling out arenas in Los Angeles to teasing potential future bouts with the likes of former NFL superstars, the YouTuber is constantly trying to be the center of internet attention.

However, his most recent viral incident came to pass without the content creator even so much as lifting a finger. After having proved that he was not at all involved in a recent video that circulated online, Paul explained his side of the story and hinted that he even tried to set up an interview with the doppelganger. 

Maclin Bilski for Instagram: Logan PaulLogan Paul boasts over 20 million followers on his personal YouTube channel alone.

Addressing the issue throughout episode 149 of his Impaulsive podcast series, without revealing exactly who was accompanying him at the time, Paul explained that he was “at dinner with some very important people.” 

In the middle of the meal, he received a text from brother Jake that bluntly revealed the viral video, and suggested he check Twitter immediately.

“I go on Twitter…Logan Paul is trending. When I see my name trending, I’m like what is it this time?” the YouTuber joked, harkening back to a number of controversies throughout his career and highlighting how this is far from a new sensation.

“Logan Paul video leaked,” he said aloud, “and I’m really scrubbing my memory at this time. I know I party hard. I’m 99% sure I did not. But who knows… it’s life.”

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Paul and fellow podcast host Mike Majlak explained how they tried to handle the unfolding situation, all while out for dinner with “important guests.”

“Get the PR team on the line, get the management on the line, everybody come together,” Majlak said was their first move. Finding themselves in a unique situation however, they calmed down and quickly realized “this time, it was a crisis that we did not cause.”

“My first thought was I gotta interview the guy,” Paul admitted, and said he was pretty interested in meeting the man who spawned his latest viral occurrence.

After speaking with the other member of the video, it turns out regret had seeped in and one of the individuals involved wished they had never gotten to that point and shared the footage online. As a result, Logan “could not find the guy,” and could not set about interviewing his “doppelganger.”

Taking the incident in stride and joking about the situation with other popular YouTubers, Paul felt that the best way to handle things was to simply play along and do what he “does best… troll the internet.”

While the viral video was ousted as being fake, his combat career remains a very real focus moving forward. Two new challengers have emerged recently that could serve as Paul’s next opponent in either the boxing ring or a mixed martial arts octagon, including All-Pro NFL star Antonio Brown.

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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.”