One month before Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather’s pay-per-view fight event at Hard Rock Stadium in Florida, Mayweather got physical at a press event on Thursday.
While the two talked trash inside the stadium, Logan’s brother, Jake Paul, got mixed up in a scuffle with Mayweather. Jake, who is 3-0 in his fighting career, was on hand to support his brother and ended up having a war of words with Mayweather, who said he’d fight both Paul brothers in the same night.
At one point in the exchange, Jake grabbed Mayweather’s white hat and ran, which sparked a massive brawl inside Hard Rock Stadium. In video footage from the altercation, Logan is seemingly nowhere to be found.
Meanwhile, Jake took to social media after the incident and tweeted, “1 of Floyd’s 30 bodyguards got a clean shot on me in the eye.”
Jake added, “Honestly have had 3 easy fights as a pro so been itching for some real action.”
Mayweather, in videos taken at the event, can be heard saying, “I’ll kill you mother—-er.” After the brawl, Jake tweeted, “Word on the street already is that Floyd is sending goons after me to try and kill me or hurt me if I die……. I died for the hat.”
In a series of Instagram story videos, Jake, whose shirt was stretched out and ripped from the quarrel, trolled Mayweather, saying “I gotcha hat.” He felt so strongly about the hat debacle that he got a tattoo of “gotcha hat” on his thigh with an image of a hat below it. Jake is also selling merchandise, including hats, shirts sweatshirts mugs and stickers that say, “Gotcha Hat.”
In an interview after the Jake-Mayweather beef, Logan told TMZ that the whole situation was real and not staged.
“I f–king wish that wasn’t real. I wish it was staged,” Logan said. “That s–t is not funny. It’s not fun for anyone.
“That s–t just got personal. It was supposed to be a cute little press conference, come together, get people excited for the fight, not people talking about killing people. What the f–k,” Logan said.
In a final message to the public and Mayweather, Logan said, “It’s gonna be the craziest f–king event to ever take place in the history of combat sports… we’re gonna get you the hat back Floyd.”