After Paul told TMZ he was itching to “get in the Octagon” and take on a UFC fighter, film director Lexi Alexander tweeted Thursday that she was thinking of coming out of retirement to show Paul a thing or two. Alexander is a former World Karate Association world champion in karate-point fighting.
Many were extremely excited for her suggestion:
Paul had spoken to TMZ in Los Angeles earlier this week.
“Yeah, bro, I wrestled my whole life. Bro, there’s no reason I can’t. I literally did athletics my whole life,” he told TMZ, adding: “[UFC President] Dana White, you watching this, bro? Pick a fighter for me, dude. Late next year.”
As excited as people got about the idea of Alexander taking on Paul, she followed up her initial tweet by saying Paul would “never” step into the ring with a real fighter.
“I don’t think he’s stupid enough to really believe ‘being athletic all your life’ is all it takes to survive a real fight,” she wrote.
A UFC fight might not be in the cards, but Paul is currently slated to fight fellow YouTuber KSI in a boxing match later this month.
KSI, aka Olajide Olatunji, and Paul have shared a longstanding feud that has included the former making disparaging comments about the latter’s testicles. Paul responded by calling out KSI’s “problematic history of making insulting and sexist remarks,” as Business Insider puts it.
Oh, Logan. Time will tell if he can back up all that smack talk.