ATLANTA – Ben Askren’s boxing match with Jake Paul couldn’t have gone even worse than it did for the former Bellator and One Championship titleholder.
Askren was dissatisfied Saturday night, to say the minimum, soon after his struggle ended in shambles when he endured a to start with-round TKO reduction to the YouTube star in the Triller Fight Club headliner at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
It was a one-sided bout, as Paul landed a bomb of a punch that dropped Askren. He acquired back up but could not intelligently solution the referee, forcing him to wave it off.
Askren participated in a digital media session after the contest and expressed disgrace in the end result.
“I did not let the MMA local community down, I allow the earth down,” Askren advised reporters put up-fight. “People f*cking loathe Jake Paul, and they wished me to make him depressing.”
Sorry globe 🙁
— Funky (@Benaskren) April 18, 2021
Askren, 36, came out of retirement to fight Paul immediately after having hip substitute surgical procedure. Askren, a previous Olympic wrestler and two-time collegiate nationwide winner, hardly ever was recognized for his placing throughout his MMA career.
It showed Saturday evening towards Paul, 24, who moved his skilled file to 3-.