Jake Paul Reveals Plans to Buy a Porsche Spyder with Dana White’s Money

Published 04/18/2021, 11:45 PM EDT
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)


YouTuber turned pro boxer Jake Paul took to social media and went on a victory lap following his recent KO win. ‘The Problem Child’ stopped Ben Askren in under two minutes of the first round with a vicious right hand. Ben Askren went face-first onto the canvas and didn’t recover in time as the referee called off the action.

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Jake Paul’s stock has gone up exponentially following his KO victory over a former UFC title contender and Olympic wrestler. While Askren wasn’t known for his stand-up, he was certainly well versed in the overall art of combat. Chiefly, it was believed that he would go out and outwork Paul in close range, however, that wasn’t the case.

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Jake Paul has a Porsche on his mind

Paul couldn’t keep off social media following his win as he went on a response tour, addressing his detractors individually. In the midst of making and responding to call-outs, Paul also revealed he was planning on buying a Porsche Spyder. However, the purchase wouldn’t be made from his fight purse money, but from the pocket of UFC President Dana White.

Going into the fight, Dana White had wagered that Ben Askren would easily walk through Jake Paul in their contest. In fact, he went so far as to put up a million dollars on this claim, and Paul plans on cashing in. White’s confidence in Askren’s victory came from the viewpoint that his experience as a famed MMA fighter would be enough to win the day.

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It’s easy to see why Dana White would pick Ben Askren to win because he’s faced some heavy hitters in his MMA run. Right from Douglas Lima to Robbie Lawler, Askren has always managed to put his best foot forward against dangerous strikers. However, on Saturday night, things went sideways quickly for ‘Funky’ Ben.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul and Ben Askren face off in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)

It’s safe to assume that Dana White won’t be going around wagering money on celebrity boxing matches going forward. The long-time boss of the UFC has suffered his fair share of losses, however, this one certainly hits home.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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