‘My Wife Thinks Jake Paul is a Creep’- Ben Askren Continues To Troll Jake Paul on Twitter

Published 01/30/2021, 11:53 AM EST
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)


Jake Paul and his upcoming boxing match with Ben Askren still seems too bizarre to be true. Askren, who was challenging the likes of Georges St-Pierre two years ago, and is now retired from MMA and heading into the boxing ring.

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Further, Jake Paul has started ramping up the insults to Askren by unfollowing everyone on his Instagram except Askren’s wife and Triller. Ben has taken it like the joke it seems to be, responding on Twitter with a video of him training.

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Paul himself is a relatively amateur boxer, with his pro wins not coming against other boxers. However, Askren has the most combat sports experience. Even though Askren has used his wrestling to dominate in MMA, that doesn’t mean he never trained stand-up, on the off-chance he is made to use it in fights.

Could Jake Paul feasibly beat Ben Askren?

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It seems everyone believes in Jake Paul now. While Askren is a hell of a fighter in MMA, he is arguably the worst boxer the MMA world could have sent. But if Ben Askren beats Paul, it will give us a swift end to the takeover of boxing by the Paul brothers.

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – OCTOBER 26: (R-L) Ben Askren punches 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)

Many may consider Askren losing to Paul a big skid mark on the skill-sets of MMA fighters. Askren’s biggest exposure to the mainstream is already negative because of the Jorge Masvidal KO. Adding another embarrassment like a loss to a YouTuber won’t look good for the fighter or the sport he represents.

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Paul has the strength and the technique to beat Askren. But will Ben’s years of combat sports experience be too much for the relative boxing rookie to overcome? Weill will have to wait till April to find out.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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