Ben Askren Reveals What Happens if He Loses to Jake Paul

Published 04/09/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – OCTOBER 26: Ben Askren prepares to enter the Octagon prior to his welterweight bout against Demian Maia of Brazil during the UFC Fight Night event at Singapore Indoor Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Ever since the Ben Askren vs Jake Paul fight was announced, it has stirred the entire fight world. This is because both the fighters are absolute entertainers and will not back down from verbally dissing the other ahead of the bout. Both Askren and Paul have targeted each other through enough verbal wars, and now they’re only waiting for April 17.

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Ahead of the fight, Ben Askren was on Logan Paul‘s podcast, Impaulsive. Here ‘Funky’ Ben revealed what he will do if he loses on April 17. The former MMA champion said, “If I lose, I mean I’d probably just go back to coach in my wrestling academies.”

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)

Askren has been a renowned MMA star for a long time. He enjoyed an exemplary career in MMA, but didn’t really have a fruitful career in the UFC. Consequently, he retired and began training budding fighters in his wrestling academy.

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‘Funky’ was enjoying his retirement period until Jake Paul infuriated him and drew him back to the professional fight world. Now, the 36-year-old will look to hand Paul his maiden loss as a pugilist.

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Ben Askren is prepared to tackle Jake Paul

The former MMA star has put in a tremendous amount of work in the gym over the past few months. His prime fight weapon is wrestling, but for this bout, Askren had to bring in a major revamp to his grilling training regimes.

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In his vast MMA career, ‘Funky’ fought fighters with a strong standup game and used his superior ground game to beat them. However, this will be the first time when he will only have to employ his standup game rather than anything else.

More than anyone else, Ben Askren is himself thrilled to exhibit his new version in front of the fans on April 17. He is excited to put on a show, and his fans are equally eager to see him claim a win against the ‘Problem Child’.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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