‘Leaked’ messages show Logan Paul will fight UFC legend Anderson Silva next

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Fresh off his impressive performance against Floyd Mayweather last month, Logan Paul has reportedly lined up his next boxing match against another combat sports legend.

Paul faced Mayweather on June 6 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, and while the former Olympian was expected to knock out Paul without breaking much of a sweat, the contest went the full eight rounds.

Due to the bout’s unique ruleset, no winner was declared and while some suggested Mayweather wasn’t trying at all and could’ve ended the fight whenever he wanted, others argued Paul had claimed the moral victory.

Since the bout, Paul has been vocal about his desire to box again before the end of the year, and while the Maverick has been calling for another bout against Mayweather, it seems he now has another combat sports legend in his sights.

According to a leaked Instagram DM uploaded by Conor McGregor’s training partner Dillon Danis, Paul is set to face Silva on September 19 at a “huge event” set to take place in Dubai.

The message, sent by Viktor Doria, read: “There will be a huge event in Dubai September 19.

“Main event is Anderson Silva vs Logan Paul boxing match.

“Would you like to fight a grappling match ADCC rules and referees.”

Do you think Logan Paul would defeat Anderson Silva in a boxing match? Let us know in the comments section below.

MMA legend Silva most recently fought in the boxing ring after he was released by the UFC late last year.

The Brazilian faced former boxing world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Despite an 11-year age gap between the pair, as well as a substantial difference in boxing experience, Silva stunned fans after winning via split decision.

In the weeks following the bout, the 46-year-old Spider hinted that he would be interested in a clash against one of the Paul brothers, telling MMA Junkie "I think it's the next fight may be with Logan Paul."

“I have a great relationship with both brothers, and yeah, I think this is possible, too.

“That’s entertaining. It’s a fight, but it’s entertaining. Logan and his brother are amazing guys.

“The people like to talk a lot about the guys, but they’re very good people. I respect both, and I respect the sport. I think everything’s possible.

"I think it’s the next fight may be with Logan Paul, maybe.”

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While Paul and Silva have yet to confirm whether the bout will take place, fans have already started to discuss what the bout might look like.

One commented: “If I see Anderson Silva and Logan Paul in the same ring, I will eat my own feet.”

Another claimed: “I really hope Silva doesn’t fight Logan Paul. He’s a legend in MMA and for him to resort to fighting a YouTuber at the end of his career would just be sad to see.”

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