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Logan Paul reveals his next major career change

Published: 29/May/2019 19:02 Updated: 29/May/2019 19:06

by Virginia Glaze

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Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul has expressed an earnest desire to move away from the video platform in the past – and now, it seems that he’s finally settled on an alternative career path.

Following his boxing match with YouTuber KSI in August 2018, Paul has disclosed an acute interest in fighting full-time – most markedly in mixed martial arts.

While Paul’s subsequent efforts to join the UFC were promptly dashed, that isn’t stopping the vlogger from chasing his goal, revealing in a Tweet on May 28 that he hopes to “pursue a career in fighting.”

Responses to Paul’s Tweet were largely mixed, with some fans wishing the YouTuber the best of luck in his pursuit, while others were markedly less than optimistic.

“And end your YouTube career while you’re at it?” one critic wrote of his statement.

“Would be funny to watch him get absolutely wrecked, yeah?” another said.

Even professional mixed martial artist Cris Cyborg got in on the action, asking Paul if he wanted to stop by her gym – an idea suggested by UFC fighter Michael Chiesa shortly after Paul’s fight with KSI in 2018.

While both Jake and Logan Paul have made multiple jabs at UFC president Dana White in an attempt to nab a spot in the octagon, White claimed that he should “be arrested” if he ever let the two set foot in the org – despite other industry pros speculating that the YouTuber might stand a solid chance in a real fight.

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UFC champion Tyron Woodley commented on the possibility during an episode of TMZ’s Hollywood Beatdown in October 2018, where he appeared to be confident that Paul was going to get an official fight in the UFC.

“He’s gonna fight in the UFC,” Woodley said. “Dana is not a fool. He’s gonna fight. Mark my words – Logan Paul will fight in the UFC.”

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Popular podcast host and MMA commentator Joe Rogan likewise spoke out on the matter, claiming that Paul was “way better than CM Punk” and stating that the YouTuber “actually knows how to fight” in reference to his match against KSI.

Paul is set to face off with KSI once more in a rematch in November 2019, although an exact date and venue have yet to be announced as of this article’s publication.

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Logan Paul stunned after receiving “world’s largest Pokemon card”

Published: 22/Jan/2021 1:01

by Brent Koepp

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Popular influencer Logan Paul was left stunned when YouTube artist Vexx sent him a Pokemon Trading Card Game item that is almost as tall as a house. 

In 2020, Logan Paul’s self-proclaimed love of Pokemon helped kick off a TCG craze that swept over sites like YouTube and Twitch. He spent thousands upon thousands on rare cards and booster packs.

In January, the Nintendo mega-fan was left floored when an artist surprised him with a one-of-a-kind collectible that no one else has.

Logan Paul holds up pokemon card sets.
YouTube: Logan Paul
YouTube star Logan Paul is a major Pokemon fan.

Logan Paul owns “world’s largest Pokemon card”

Logan Paul’s love for the Game Freak RPG runs deep as the star was even willing to fly to Las Vegas and drop $500k on a 1st Edition Charizard card. However, recently the 25-year-old received one TCG item that is priceless from YouTuber Vexx.

In his January 17 upload, the artist exclaimed “This is going to be the world’s biggest Pokemon card ever!” while revealing his custom Pokemon card to weigh 75kg/165 pounds. Vexx then showed viewers how he made the gigantic art piece which features Gen I ‘mon Charizard and Squirtle.

Paul’s jaw dropped open after the card arrived at his house, before shouting,”Whoa. What the fuck. This is sick!” The influencer then was blown away by how accurate the art piece details were.”This is sick. He murdered it. This is very very very impressive.”

While the 25-year-old said he could “no longer spend money” on cards in 2020, the star teased his return to collecting in a January 17 tweet after reacting to a 1999 Base Set booster box selling for $408k. “This is insane. the price more than doubled since i bought mine last year… gets me so excited for my next box break,” he tweeted.

Despite his insane collection of Pokemon merchandise, Logan Paul confessed that the giant card was one of the best things he’s ever owned: “We are all obsessed with this piece. It’s probably the coolest piece of Pokemon art I own. It’s beautiful! I love this so much.”

Technically, Vexx’s custom art piece is not an official TCG collectible. Though it really does look like a Pokemon card as it gets every little detail right. Plus it truly is a one-of-a-kind Charizard item that any fan would love to have.