The other night Jake Paul knocked out Ben Askren in what amounted to a joke of a boxing match.
Askren is a former Bellator and ONE MMA champion who went 1-2 in the UFC before retiring. He is probably the worst striker to ever win a mixed martial arts belt, but he was an elite wrestler and grappler in his prime who would just grab ahold of opponents and not let go.
He made a lot of money in the loss to Paul, who is a Youtube dork. Askren said the fight wasn’t rigged, but it sure seemed that way, because he was seen smiling and laughing while walking back to the locker room with his wife:
— Mike Timko-Lantern 🎃 (@Oh_TheHorror) April 18, 2021
The problem is that Askren disgraced the MMA community with his loss. And energized Paul in the process. Now Paul thinks he’s a real boxer and is talking all kinds of trash after improving to a 3-0 record that includes wins over another Youtuber and a retired 5’9″ basketball player.
Here he is calling out former UFC double champ Daniel Cormier after “D.C.” got into a Twitter kerfluffle involving ex-UFC champ Tyron Woodley and a boxer name J’Leon Love, who was in Paul’s corner for the Askren fight:
Okay fat boy. So me vs you & J vs. T.?? https://t.co/MDhyPTVpIN
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) April 18, 2021