Ben Askren Feels Jake Paul Crying for Logan Paul Was “Cool”

Published 04/09/2021, 12:10 PM EDT
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – SEPTEMBER 03: Ben Askren fields questions from the media during a UFC Singapore on-sale press conference at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on September 03, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)


The Ben Askren vs. Jake Paul bout is one of the most talked-about fights of the year. Despite the contrasting opinions, it’s the fight on everyone’s lips. In addition, the two fighters have engaged in regular verbal battles and added to the hype.

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Ahead of their highly anticipated bout, ‘Funky’ may have just fueled yet another war of words between the two. And with less than two weeks to the bout, Askren’s latest comments could influence the bout even more.

MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates with his brother, Logan, after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The former UFC fighter joined Jake Paul’s older brother Logan Paul on an episode of ‘Impaulsive’. Askren said, “Jake cried when you lost. And listen, I thought that was kinda cool. People were making fun of him, [but] I thought, ‘Hey, he loves his brother. That’s cool.”

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Jake Paul has been on the receiving end of a lot of criticism over the years. And when Logan Paul lost his bout to fellow YouTuber KSI, Paul cried in the dressing room. As a result, it became a way for many to troll the YouTuber. However, Askren clearly feels this is uncalled for.

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Ben Askren reveals the time he cried

These comments from Askren showed he disagreed with all the jokes directed towards Jake Paul. ‘Funky’ made it clear that it was a moment of brotherly love. In addition, the former MMA champion even shared an instance where he cried.

Before talking about Jake Paul’s episode, Askren said, “Listen, I’ve cried when my brother won. When he won the national title. I shed a couple of tears. It was very emotional for me to see him break through and win the NCAA.”

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MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on against AnEsonGib during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

This comment showed why Askren understands why ‘The Problem Child’ shed tears when Logan Paul lost. Although it was a very different situation to the Paul brothers, Askren will also understand Logan Paul’s decision to side with his younger brother when the two meet in the ring.

What do you make of these comments from Ben Askren? Do you think fans unfairly trolled Jake Paul for shedding tears after Logan Paul’s loss?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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