Why Cub Swanson is OK with ‘random famous people’ (Logan Paul) showing UFC interest

Logan Paul, some guy I’d never heard of until last week, who gained fame through videos shared on Vine, and then somehow sold upwards of 1 million pay-per-views on YouTube for a boxing match with KSI, a rapper I’d never heard of until last week, either, is now talking about wanting to fight in the UFC.

In this New World Order of MMA, where it seems literally anything can happen, a lot of hardcore fans are all sorts of fired up about this. It reached next level the moment UFC prospect Sage Northcutt invited Paul to “catch these hands.”

And now you’ve got MMA websites and blogs like this one devoting attention to Paul, and the sky is starting to fall. As you can imagine, a lot of MMA fighters also are not happy about this development.

Except there is a certain UFC veteran who is OK with it, Cub Swanson, and he explained his reasons in response to a recent MMAjunkie Daily Debate (via Twitter):

Personally I like when random famous people want to fight in the @UFC (for two reasons)
1. It usually brings many new eyes to our sport
2. It quickly reminds people that there are many levels to this
-All I ask is that they stay on the prelims

Of course, we know there’s no way Paul or any “random famous person” fighting on a UFC card would be relegated to the prelims. The promotion isn’t ever missing out on pay-per-view buys.

Aside from that, though, what do you think of Swanson’s take?

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