Ben Askren Reveals a Surprise Name Who Offered to Walk Him Out Before the Fight

Published 04/17/2021, 10:08 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)


Ben Askren taking on Jake Paul is one of the unlikeliest matchups that combat fans thought could take place. However, it is fight night, and the PPV is on track to be a mega-event with boxing and entertainment intertwined. The fight card will see performances from the likes of Doja Cat, Justin Bieber, and other celebrities.

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Also in attendance covering the event will be rapper Snoop Dogg, supermodel Taylor Hill and TikTok behemoths Dixie and Charli D’Amelio. With all these big names involved in the fight, a controversial rapper offered to walk Ben Askren out for his fight as seen from the latest clip on his Instagram. 

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Ben Askren said, “This dude named six-x-nine wants to walk me out tomorrow”.His teammate and friend Tyron Woodley, who will be in his corner tonight, swiftly responded, “F**k no, Tekashi six-nine wanna walk you out? You go viral as f**k. It don’t really matter to you though.”

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Has Ben Askren Taken sufficient time off from his hip surgery before getting into the ring?

Following his loss to Demian Maia, in October 2019, Ben Askren hung up his gloves from MMA. In 2020, ‘Funky’ underwent hip replacement surgery to undo the years of damage that combat sports at the highest level had done to his hips. 

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Askren admitted he took the fight immediately after his hip replacement surgery and got into training as soon as he could. Considering his age and the complexity of the surgery, there is a chance that ‘Funky’ might have rushed into the fight sooner than he should have without taking the adequate rest needed.

Askren steps in against potentially his least experienced opponent to date and will receive the biggest payday of his career against Jake Paul. It will be interesting to see how well Askren has recovered from the surgery. Furthermore, it will be interesting to see if he has recovered well enough to move fluidly inside the ring to avoid Paul’s haymakers.

Do you think Askren rushed into accepting the fight? Should he have waited longer to recover? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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