Former Bellator, ONE welterweight champion and UFC veteran Ben Askren is set to fight Jake Paul on April 17 in a pay-per-view main event headliner.
The fight will take place at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
This will be Ben Askren’s debut in the professional boxing world as he takes on Jake Paul who is 2-0. Jake Paul is coming off of a spectacular knockout victory over former NBA star Nate Robinson in a boxing match. Prior to that, he knocked out British YouTuber AnEsonGib during Superbowl week in Miami last year.
On the other hand, Ben Askren retired from the sport, after suffering a submission loss to Demian Maia at UFC Singapore in October of 2019. Prior to that, he suffered a brutal KO loss to Jorge Masvidal. His run in the UFC wasn’t like the one he had in ONE Championship and Bellator MMA.
Jake Paul sends a stern warning to Ben Askren
Ahead of the fight, Jake Paul has sent a violent warning to Ben Askren’s family and told them that they shouldn’t be watching the fight.
Jake Paul appeared on his brother Logan Paul’s podcast and said that April 17 will be the worst day of Ben Askren’s life.
“You think this is a f*****g game, you think is a fun payday, you think this is a way to get clout and you might be right,” Jake Paul on Logan Paul’s podcast. “I promise April 17 will be the worst day of your f*****g life. Just as I asked Nate Robinson’s kids not to watch the fight, I will ask your kids to do the same. So, Ben Askren’s kids, wife, please don’t watch this because your dad will be bloodied, unconscious on the f*****g canvas (on) April 17. I don’t want you to see that.
“I mean, you already saw him get knocked out in five seconds by Masvidal,” Paul continued. “Your kids are probably going to school getting made fun of because their dad got knocked out in five seconds. Then, he’s going to get knocked out by Jake Paul. So, please leave them out of this.
“You f****d up, Ben by taking this fight. April 17, I promised my team, my family, my brother who is there right next to you right now, I promise to make you go down as history as the world’s worst UFC fighter. You are dumb as f**k, bro,” Paul concluded. “April 17 I will show the world how big of a bitch you are. I will make you my bitch. I f*****g promise that.” Jake Paul concluded. (H/T – BJPenn.com)
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