YouTube prankster Niko Omilana creeped his way into the Jake Paul versus AnEsonGib fight, despite being banned by Matchroom Boxing and blacklisted by DAZN security.
Niko Omilana is a name synonymous with mischief. In Logan Paul and KSI’s previous bouts, the British YouTuber snuck into ‘ringside’ — a term which he later coined as an alias for his ventures.
Alongside getting up close and personal with the fight, Omilana also rubbed former heavyweight champ, Shannon ‘The Cannon’ Briggs up the wrong way after pranking him in front of millions.
Despite being banned from the Paul versus Gib fight, the 21-year-old YouTuber had a masterplan up his sleeve.
To get into full character, Omilana sent out a Tweet which showed that he’d been backed into a corner with no way out… Or was there?
rip ringside 😓 ive been blacklisted from the jake paul vs gib fight, those pussies didnt want the smoke again
— NDL Ringside (@NikoOmilana) January 19, 2020
After adopting the name ‘Reng Sayeed’ (to pay homage to his ringside alias), Omilana disguised himself as an Arab prince while also bagging himself a VIP ticket — without any form of identification.
After flying under DAZN security’s radar, Reng Sayeed found himself in the VIP area, where he was joined by a plethora of British YouTubers (including KSI himself).
However, DAZN’s security team wasn't blind to Omilana’s antics. After spending some time in the VIP section, Reng Sayeed’s cover had been blown and he was escorted out of the building where he was handed over to the police.
After coming clean with his masterplan, Omilana was let off with nothing more than a slap on the wrist. However, that didn’t stop him trying to get the last word with Briggs.
With Reng Sayeed now bound to outside of the event, the NDL Ringside cameraman was given one task — to get one last word from Paul’s trainer.
When questioned on whether he had a message for Niko, Briggs addressed the camera and stated: “When I see you and talk face-to-face, you’re going to apologize for the sh*t you did!”
With Jake Paul and KSI potentially in the pipeline, there’s a possibility for Omilana to once again prank the event’s security team, but the YouTuber will have to take his game to the next level if he wants to get ringside once again.