Logan Paul to fight UFC legend Anderson Silva in September in 'huge event', according to leaked Instagram message

Logan Paul to fight UFC legend Anderson Silva in September in 'huge event', according to leaked Instagram message

July 20, 2021

LOGAN PAUL is in line to face UFC legend Anderson Silva in a 'huge event' in September, according to a leaked Instagram message.

The YouTuber is looking for his next fight having just taken boxing legend Floyd Mayweather the distance in their exhibition in June.


Just a few weeks later, former UFC champion Silva, 46, beat boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, 35, on points.

Before and after the win, the Brazilian – who was released from the UFC last year – opened the door to fighting Paul, 26, or his brother Jake, 24.

And a screenshot uploaded by Conor McGregor's training partner Dillon Danis, 27, claimed Silva will face the older social media star.

The message read: "There will be a huge event inDubai September 19.

"Main event is Anderson silva vs Logan Paul boxing match. Would you like to fight a grappling match adcc rules and referees?"

Paul had only twice boxed before facing Mayweather, 44, drawing to KSI, 28, in a 2018 exhibition before losing their rematch a year later in the pros.

But he claimed a moral victory last month as he survived all eight rounds in Miami, avoiding a knockout and technically defeat.

It left Silva wanting to fight Paul in his next bout, having crossed over to the ring to beat son of a legend Chavez Jr.

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He told MMA Junkie: “I have a great relationship with both brothers, and yeah, I think this is possible, too.

"That’s entertaining. It’s a fight, but it’s entertaining. Logan and his brother are amazing guys.

"The people like to talk a lot about the guys, but they’re very good people. I respect both, and I respect the sport. I think everything’s possible.

"I think it’s the next fight may be with Logan Paul, maybe.”

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