UFC color commentator Joe Rogan has weighed in on who he’d pick if Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather fought in an MMA bout.
There have been rumblings of a potential boxing match between Mayweather and Paul. TMZ Sports reported that an exhibition bout has been offered but neither man has signed on. Paul did tease the matchup, saying he can’t say anything at this time.
While it’s hard for many to see Paul being competitive in a boxing match against Mayweather, it could be a different story if this was an MMA fight. During his JRE Podcast, Rogan explained why he thinks Paul would give Mayweather problems in an MMA bout (h/t BJPenn.com).
“One thing I will tell you, Logan Paul is a really good athlete and he’s an enormous man. If it was an MMA fight, I would pick Logan Paul. There’s a video of Logan Paul wrestling with Paulo Costa. It’s a real, live wrestling sparring session where he is exhibiting real skill. He knows how to scramble, he’s got real wrestling skill. The two of those guys, they’re doing wrestling drills and sparring, and Logan Paul is hanging in there, man, with an elite MMA world championship-caliber fighter—a guy that went to war with Yoel Romero, and walked him down. Paulo Costa is a monster, and Logan Paul is hanging in there.”
Mayweather last competed in an exhibition boxing bout back in December 2018. He defeated Tenshin Nasukawa via first-round TKO.
As for Paul, he was in his first pro boxing match on November 9, 2019. He took on fellow YouTube personality, KSI. Paul lost the bout via split decision.