The footage features UFC middleweight challenger Paulo Costa, who can be seen beating up the YouTube star Logan Paul in sparring.
Undefeated UFC middleweight Paulo Costa is next in line to challenge the champion Israel Adesanya for his title. New footage has emerged showing Costa sparring the famous YouTuber, turned boxer, Logan Paul. Paul has 2 boxing fights under his belt, including a professional bout against a fellow Youtube star KSI from last November. Paul lost the contest by a controversial split-decision, after being deducted some points due to illegal blows landed on KSI.
Since his last boxing contest, there has been some speculation about Paul mixed martial arts a shot. He has expressed interest in fighting CM Punk in the UFC. However, nothing has been announced at this point. Paul was in attendance for UFC 248 and, when combined with this recent footage of Paul sparring Costa at UFC Performance Institute, it might suggest that Paul is serious about trying his hand at MMA. Watch the footage, which was uploaded to Paul’s official Youtube account below:
The result from the sparring session isn’t surprising at all, considering Paulo Costa is a professional MMA fighter and Logan Paul is primarily a Youtuber. Still, the video provides some entertainment values for the fans and obviously Paul is using the footage to make some noise with the MMA community.
This served as some great exposure for Costa, who is expected to face Israel Adesanya for his UFC middleweight title next. Adesanya made his 1st-title defence against Yoel Romero at UFC 248 last weekend. You can watch the highlights from the bout and see how other fighters reacted to it here.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 10th March, 2020.