Ben Askren Calls 2021 a Good Year to Beat The Whole Paul Family

Published 03/27/2021, 11:36 AM 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)


Former UFC welterweight fighter Ben Askren is all set to face YouTuber turned professional boxer Jake Paul in a boxing match at the Mercedes Benz stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

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A fight with Logan Paul on the cards?

Recently, both the fighters got together for the official press conference, the fighters discussed many things during the event.

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When asked about who they would face next if they win the fight, Paul talked about an eventual fight with McGregor, although it was Ben’s answer that grabbed all the attention.

When asked about the possibility of facing Logan Paul next, Askren said,” Yeah, 2021 seems like a tremendous year to beat up the whole Paul family.”

This answer from Ben gathered a lot of attention from fans and media, even Jake Paul got really surprised by this answer.

Since Ben has said this, many people are expecting to see another Paul [Logan] vs Askren fight in 2021.

Jake Paul and his brother Logan are really popular all across social media, although many of their fans did not seem to know who Ben Askren is.

Ben Askren, who is the challenger of Jake Paul?

Askren is one of the best welterweight fighters to be a part of the UFC.

Although the fighter is more infamously remembered for being knocked out by Jorge Masvidal in just 5 seconds.

Ben is a former Bellator and One FC champion. Many considered him as one of the most technically sound MMA fighters.

Askren has also competed in the Olympics, representing America in Freestyle Wrestling. Ben seemed really confident before the fight. He talked about how badly he would beat Jake if they met outside.

 

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“Funky” also talked about him not thinking that the fight would be of the highest level, “I’m gonna take it serious, but ‘the highest level of competition?’ not even close”

Following in his brother’s footsteps, Jake Paul has entered the world of professional boxing, winning his first two matches.

Paul had called out many fighters like Conor McGregor and Dillon Danis. Eventually, Ben is to be his opponent.

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Whether Askren was serious about fighting Logan later in 2021, or that was just a witty reply he gave to the media, is yet to be seen. However, the prospect of seeing a Ben Askren vs Logan Paul fight seems really enticing.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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