Robert Whittaker weighs in on Jake Paul
Robert Whittaker entered the octagon on Saturday for the UFC Vegas 24 main event against Kelvin Gastelum about the very same time as online superstar turned boxer Jake Paul entered the ring to deal with retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren.
Whittaker, the previous middleweight champion, solidified his location as the best contender in the 185-pound division with a dominating get in excess of Gastelum. Throughout Whittaker’s dismantling of Gastelum, Paul scored a very first-round knockout in his boxing bout towards Askren.
All through the UFC Vegas Post-combat Press Convention at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Whittaker was questioned about Paul’s TKO get over Askren.
“Askren’s not recognised for his boxing, is he? But great on him. Very good on him. He’s performing his matter. Do your issue. Great on him,” explained Whittaker.
The salaries for the Triller Combat Club function had been disclosed on Friday and confirmed that Askren gained $500,000 for the bout in opposition to Paul. Askren lost the combat but cashed in economically.
Requested if he would box Paul for $500,000, Whittaker responded with no hesitation. “I’d fight him for much less,” he reported.