Fight With Logan Paul Not Dead, Claims Anderson Silva

Published 08/17/2021, 6:30 AM EDT


Anderson Silva is not pessimistic about a potential fight against Logan Paul. Instead, he claimed that he will be ready whenever the opportunity arises. However, at this moment, his prime focus lies on Tito Ortiz. Following a successful in-ring return against ex-middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, ‘The Spider’ is back to the boxing flow.

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He will now appear in a Triller PPV on September 11, with Oscar De La Hoya vs Vitor Belfort in the headliner. That said, Silva looks honed for another big payday in his post-UFC career. Meanwhile, as a scrap against Logan Paul might bring him the most profitable paycheck, Silva shed light on the possible bout in a recent virtual press conference.

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The former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, 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. Everything’s possible. I love fighting. Fighting is a big part of my life.” (h/t BoxingScene)

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On winning over Tito Ortiz inside the ring, Silva will go 3-1 as a pro boxer. However, he is not overlooking his next rival, who has the potential to win any professional fight. When commenting about ‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’, Silva said, “I saw Tito and said, “He’s a monster, this is amazing.” 

He continued, “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.”

Anderson Silva vs Logan Paul- The stakes

While Silva seems interested in the fight, there’s no reason Logan Paul should duck the chance. The 26-year-old recently had a controversial yet successful stint against the five-division champion, Floyd Mayweather.

Going against the undefeated fighter in an exhibition, Logan Paul scored a draw. After the fight, ‘The Maverick’ took to social media and teased another fight.

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He even vowed to retire another legend, a tag that suits Anderson Silva the most. As the legendary Brazilian fighter has been dominating the combat scene for years, a collision between him and Paul will seemingly garner attention from the entire fight community. Hence, it should not be scrapped from relevancy just yet.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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