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UFC icon Anderson Silva open to boxing YouTuber Logan Paul despite Tito Ortiz fight and says ‘anything is possible’

MMA legend Anderson Silva admits he’s open to boxing social media star Logan Paul.

It was reported last month that the former UFC middleweight champion was in talks to throw down with the elder Paul brother in Dubai.

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva returned to the boxing world in June
And The Spider admits he’s open to facing YouTube star Logan Paul

Silva, however, ended up being matched up against fellow UFC vet Tito Ortiz, although he hasn’t ruled out sharing the ring The Maverick.

When asked if he’d be open to facing Paul, he said: “Let’s go see. Anything is possible.

“We can’t control that situation. I can control one thing—training hard, listening to my coach.

“The other side, I can’t control that. If that happens, I’m prepared for that.

“If not, I will continue training.”

Silva’s 195lb clash with former UFC light-heavyweight champ Ortiz will serve as the appetiser for Oscar De La Hoya’s comeback fight against Vitor Belfort on September 11.

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The Spider is focused solely on besting his fellow MMA legend but isn’t closing the door on a clash with Paul.

He said: “Everything’s possible. I love fighting. Fighting is a big part of my life.

“I challenge myself every single moment. I never stop training.

“Triller came to me and asked about this opportunity to fight Tito.

“It’s a great honour, he’s a legend. I saw Tito and said, ‘He’s a monster, this is amazing.’

“I’m a big fan of Tito. This is a big show for the fans.

“The shows for the fans are completely different.

“I think me, Vitor, Tito and other MMA fighters are ready to show what we can do.

“I am waiting for the next challenge, maybe it comes from Logan Paul. We shall see.”

Silva, 46, returned to the boxing world in June, putting on a masterclass against former WBO middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Paul, meanwhile, was last in action a week prior to the Brazilian, locking horns with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.

The YouTuber, surprisingly, ended up going the distance with Money, who looked as if Father Time has finally caught up with him.


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