UFC Fighter Michelle Waterson Gives Her Take on Jake Paul: ‘Hats Off for Him’

Published 04/06/2021, 10:00 PM EDT
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)


The mighty collision between Jake Paul and Ben Askren is just a few days away. It is the most awaited boxing event for 2021, and fans are desperately waiting to see the duo contend with each other.

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Considering both the fighters’ magnetic profiles, this bout is bound to receive a lot of attention from fans and fighters surrounding the world.

Recently, the UFC strawweight fighter, Michelle Waterson, was in a chat with Quick Swick Clips. Here, she expressed her notion on the entertaining Jake Paul vs Ben Askren clash.

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She said, “Yeah, I mean it is really interesting. I think Jake did a good job as far as surrounding himself with the right people. Getting the right trainers, making sure that he’s actually putting in the work.

“So I give him you know hats off for him for doing that. But there really isn’t anything that you can substitute for time spent. I mean, like time spent inside the actual octagon, actual cage. And you know Ben Askren is like a lifelong competitor, as like combat sports. I don’t know, it’ll be interesting to see,”

Past few months, both Askren and Paul have painted wild shots against each other. The pair shares a cosmic beef and is ecstatic to settle the same once they meet each other inside the ring.

Moreover, this will be the first time wherein the ‘Problem Child’ will face an actual fighter because both of his wins until now have arrived against non-fighters.

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Can Jake Paul pull off a thriller against Ben Askren?

Jake Paul has spent countless hours in the gym to prepare for the upcoming test of his life. He is eager to present his best self in front of his arch-nemesis, Ben Askren.

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)

That said, the hype behind this contest is insane and it seems to go down as one of the most classic boxing encounters of recent times. It will also be a stern test for Ben Askren, who’s remained a prime grappler in his illustrious MMA career.

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Both the fighters bring in their noteworthy skill sets in this fight, and the better man on fight night will come out on top.

Who do you envision winning this fight?

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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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