YouTube superstar Logan Paul has set his sights on fighting in the UFC after his rematch with KSI.
The Ohio native will rematch his YouTube rival early on Sunday morning at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Unlike their first meeting, which ended in a draw, Paul’s second showdown with KSI – real name Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji – will be a professionally-sanctioned boxing match.
After having over a year to prepare for the contest, Paul is confident of getting the better of KSI second time around.
The 24-year-old, however, won’t be content with just winning a pro boxing match.
He also wants to test himself in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, so much so he’s sent a message to the promotion’s president Dana White.
“It won’t be a Youtuber, it can’t be,” Paul told Oddschecker. “I’ve progressed so far skill-wise to fight any celebrity. It won’t be any celebrity, that’s for sure. I would love to fight in the UFC – I would love Dana White to put me in the Octagon.”
Paul revealed his eagerness to test himself inside the cage earlier this year, saying: “I’m an MMA fan. I want to do MMA after this. I wrestled in high school.”
Paul, who boasts nearly 20 million followers on YouTube, enters his much-maligned rematch with KSI the favourite to win the bout.
Despite being supremely confident of being victorious at the Staples Center, Paul admits he’s surprised the bookies have made him the favourite.
“I’m the favourite?” a perplexed Paul asked. “Oh s**t, not according to Twitter. I’m confused by the people that think KSI is going to win this fight.
“I understand the people that root for KSI and ‘want’ him to win. But let’s be honest, what the f**k are we doing here? I’m going to end this man.”
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