MMA legend Anderson Silva is not ruling out the possibility of stepping right back in the boxing ring - this time against Youtube star Logan Paul.

Earlier this month, the 26-year-old Paul did better than expected when he fought five division champion Floyd Mayweather in an eight round exhibition clash.

The 44-year-old Mayweather had a tremendous edge in experience, and many expected the fight to end in a knockout, but the physically larger Paul was able to use his physical strengths to last the entire distance.

This past Saturday night in Mexico, the 46-year-old Silva turned back the clock when he entered the ring for a sanctioned boxing match and won an eight round split decision over former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Most observers felt Silva was dominant in the second half and clearly deserved the win. It was Silva's third pro boxing match since 2005.

Paul has a single pro fight on his record, but he's been training for several years. 

He made his debut back in 2019, when he lost a controversial six round split decision to Youtube rival KSI.

Silva and Paul are similar in size - and both have about the same amount of boxing experience - although Silva has decades of experience in combat sports.

The former UFC champion is good friends with both Logan Paul and younger brother Jake Paul.

Jake is scheduled to take part in his fourth pro boxing match, scheduled for August, against another former UFC champion, Tyron Woodley.

Silva is certainly open to the possibility of facing Logan in a boxing match next.

“I respect both. I have a great relationship with both brothers, and yeah, I think this is possible, too. That’s entertaining. It’s a fight, but it’s entertaining. Logan and his brother are amazing guys," Silva told MMA Junkie.

"The people like to talk a lot about the guys, but they’re very good people. I respect both, and I respect the sport. I think everything’s possible. I think it’s the next fight may be with Logan Paul, maybe.”