KARACHI: To settle their dispute, Andrew Tate has invited Logan Paul to Romania and has vowed to "kill" the YouTuber.
Controversial Tate, a former kickboxer, has been toying with the idea of making a comeback after criticising a number of online personalities, including Paul, his younger brother Jake, and British sensation KSI. Paul has wavered on the subject of facing Tate in the ring, but more lately has recommended an MMA match.
"I have a solution, why don't we do something that neither of us have done? An MMA fight between me and Tate in the UFC. Me vs Tate in the octagon. I am giving him options," Paul said.
Tate has now expressed interest and is prepared to begin talks.
"Nothing is more important to Logan Paul than being liked and being talked about. He fears and walks away from any real challenge and continues to play fight in the WWE," he said.
"His brother, Jake, even though we haven’t always seen eye to eye, has been changing the boxing industry for the better. Better pay, better benefits, more awareness for women in the sport and he puts in the work. He has a purpose which he is fulfilling. Logan Paul has no purpose.
"If the terms are fair to both parties, I will fight Logan in the cage and destroy him. I have already contacted and confirmed this to a mutual contact. It is time for Logan to pay the price. I will not allow him to earn more money than me for his destruction, as a clown like him, with a mediocre online income, would happily sacrifice his pride for money.
"I promised I would fight him for free, and I meant it. He can fly to Romania and knock on my door any day of the week. When I said fight, I didn't mean sport. If he recovers, he can continue to live in his brother's shadow where he belongs.”
In January, Paul is scheduled to make his return to the ring alongside former foe and current business partner KSI. He hasn't fought since giving Floyd Mayweather the eight rounds he needed in their exhibition fight last summer, but this weekend's WWE Crown Jewell in Saudi Arabia will have him taking on Roman Reigns.