UFC Star Jorge Masvidal Makes a Massive Prediction for Jake Paul vs Ben Askren

Published 02/28/2021, 5:30 AM EST
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – OCTOBER 26: Ben Askren reacts to his submission loss to Demian Maia of Brazil in their welterweight bout 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)


UFC welterweight elite, Jorge Masvidal, has sided with Jake Paul before the much-anticipated boxing clash between him and Ben Askren on April 17. Being the first man to vanquish ‘Funky’ on a pro stage, Masvidal has also trained with Jake Paul to prepare him for the upcoming bout.

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So, ‘Gamebred’ seems to understand both of their fighting styles and he clearly bills the favor towards ‘The Problem Child’. Akin to several fans, Masvidal has ridiculed Askren’s striking abilities, posing it as a disadvantage for ‘Funky’.
Meanwhile, Jake Paul has honed himself with two professional fights, winning both via stoppage. So, it makes sense for the BMF to support Jake Paul in the clash.

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Speaking with the media, Jorge Masvidal billed ‘The Problem Child’ to be the superior athlete and not just the superior boxer.
He said, “I think he (Jake Paul) is a better athlete than Ben and a little better with the boxing. I have seen Ben, but if it goes after the second round, Ben can start hand fighting and make it a little slower. I see Jake winning.”
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MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 29: Jake Paul during the weigh-in for Miami Fight Night on January 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Paul will fight AnEsonGib in a match at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami on January 30. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
While professional fighters, analysts, and fans continue to take sides to the battle, only the in-ring collision can determine the answers. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming fight.

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren:- Everything about the fight

In recent times, several celebrities have entered the squared circle in exhibition bouts. But, the fight between Paul and Askren will be a professional clash, with bad-blood included. However, it has come out of nowhere.
Following a win against NBA fighter Nate Robinson, ‘The Problem Child’ called out several MMA fighters. While most of them ignored Paul, Ben Askren accepted the offer and the two will now collide against each other. The fight will be telecast live on Triller and has all the makings to be a massive PPV hit.

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While a victory would bring a lot of glory to the winner, defeat would bring them on the clutch of criticism. In such a must-win situation, Paul vs Askren can be an interesting contest to watch.
Do you see Jorge Masvidal’s prediction of the fight coming true?

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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