Youtube celebrity Logan Paul has backed out of the Russian Slapping Championships, where he’d was scheduled to face champion Vasiliy ‘Dumpling’ Kamotskiy, saying he has “no desire” to compete due to fears of “serious injury”.

Paul had been training to go up against Russian slap champion Kamotskiy at the championships, billed as ‘Battle on the Volga’, and originally scheduled to take place on May 25th.

Releasing an official announcement on Wednesday, Paul explained an incident in training led to him realizing he doesn’t “have the desire to participate in an event that can result in serious injury.”

“Dear Generation Iron and family,” Paul’s letter begins. “Due to an unforeseen and unfortunate event that took place during practice today, I have decided not to participate in the upcoming slap competition.

The Champ has responded to the news of Paul backing out. 

He had this simple message to say via Via

“He’s a pussy. Tell that to him straight!” before adding that he had no time to be disappointed by the news.

Logan Paul should have just taken the slap and moved on. 

Now it seems he’s been branded a real P. 

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