Former UFC fighter Ben Askren thinks that UFC welterweight and his former opponent Jorge Masvidal looks like a dope for supporting Youtube celebrity, Jake Paul.
The Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren boxing clash is only a couple of days away. On April 17, the former Bellator and ONE champion Askren will meet the Internet personality Paul in the boxing ring.
In their fight press conference, Paul attempted to make several digs at Askren’s credibility, specifically honing in on the July 2019 encounter between Askren and Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239. That contest ended in just five seconds when Masvidal caught Askren with a flying knee in round one to record the fastest knockout in UFC history.
During one exchange at Friday’s presser, Paul brought out his phone and FaceTimed Masvidal, who asked of Askren, “That dude’s still alive?”
“Don’t worry, I’m gonna finish him off,” Paul replied.
When Paul continued to taunt Askren about the viral KO, Askren insisted he wasn’t bothered by it and said, “Jake, I know you have low self-esteem, but you don’t have to project it onto me.”
Paul then proceeded to replay a clip of the Masvidal-Askren knockout on repeat.
Ben Askren and Jorge Masvidal haven’t squashed their beef yet
Masvidal and Askren have been going back-and-forth on social media as of late, arguing about the famous flying knee about UFC 239. It’s still one of the most incredible highlight-reel finishes we have ever seen in mixed martial arts. Even though it was two years ago, there isn’t a day that goes by that Masvidal or fans don’t remind him of the flying knee.
"People aren't digging it … he just looks like a dope"
— James Lynch (@LynchOnSports) April 7, 2021
Speaking to James Lynch of Fanatics View, Ben said that fans aren’t liking what Masvidal is doing by supporting Paul. According to “Funky,” he finds it annoying that Masvidal keeps bringing up the knee because he’s already accepted the loss himself.
“People aren’t digging it whatsoever. He just looks like a dope. He, really, really does. So yeah, I don’t know what he’s doing, I don’t get it. I think it’s annoying. I have no issue with the fact that I got beat by a knee. Hey, it’s part of my life, I live it, I’m not embarrassed by it. I’m not ashamed like Jake is that he got beat up by his brother (Logan),” Askren said.
Ben will be representing MMA in this boxing matchup against Jake Paul. Many people usually criticize Askren but if he beat up Jake Paul who has been talking lots of trash about several MMA fighters and their family, all the people who don’t even like Ben might become his huge fans.
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