- Paul shared a photo of his visibly swollen cheek and cut face after the incident
- The pair will fight on the undercard of Saturday’s match-up in Manchester
- Elsewhere, KSI tangled with Tommy Fury and his father John on the feisty night
Logan Paul has fired back at his ‘haters’ after being punched in the face with a microphone by his opponent Dillon Danis ahead of their fight on Saturday.
The pair will go toe-to-toe at Manchester’s AO Arena after months of exchanging increasingly vicious insults on social media and in interviews.
Danis has repeatedly targeted Paul’s fiancee Nina Agdal in a bid to unsettle the Prime entrepreneur, which led to the model filing an $150,000 (£122,000) lawsuit and taking out a temporary restraining order against the MMA fighter.
But tensions reached fever pitch on Thursday evening when the pair met for their final press conference ahead of the weekend’s showdown, with Danis lobbing the microphone at Paul’s head after the YouTuber is thought to have made comments about his opponent’s alleged daughter.
After the incident, however, Paul appeared to be all the more fired-up as he took to Instagram Stories to share his thoughts on the clash.
Logan Paul’s cut face and swollen cheekbone were clearly visible after the YouTuber was struck with a microphone by Dillon Danis
The Prime chief seemed more fired up than ever for Saturday’s grudge match in Manchester
The pair came to blows after Paul threw a bottle in Danis’ direction and insulted the MMA fighter about his alleged daughter
Paul shared a post originally from X (formerly Twitter) which read: ‘Dillon can’t escape me. The fight is very much happening, the stakes just got higher (grinning devil emoji)’.
As Danis was escorted away from Paul by security, blood from Paul’s forehead was visible pooled on the floor, and eyebrows were raised about whether the fight would be ahead.
But Paul’s business partner KSI – who will fight Tommy Fury on the same card on Saturday – assured Mail Sport that Paul was ‘fine’ but that he was furious about the incident.
The Youtuber-turned-boxer has been trading insults with Danis for months ahead of the bout
Danis (in leopardskin) was bullish during the scenes that unfolded during the press conference
Paul also shared a picture of himself sporting small dark glasses, the cut on his temple and bruise from the microphone clearly visible on the right side of his face, with the caption: ‘Can’t see the haterz (sic)’.
Danis also took to social media in the wake of the ugly build-up to Saturday’s fight, sharing little concern for whether drawing blood could see the bout called off.
The MMA fighter posted a picture of the blood droplets to X (formerly Twitter) with the caption: ‘Play with fire get burnt p****’.
He followed the post up with a picture of himself captioned: ‘Shoot first, ask questions later.’