Chael Sonnen Roasts Jake Paul- Calls Him a Gimmick Ahead of Ben Askren Fight

Published 03/30/2021, 2:54 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 20: MMA fighter Chael Sonnen discusses Bellator MMA at Build Studio on June 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)


Ben Askren, the former UFC fighter, is seemingly raining down on Jake Paul ahead of his highly anticipated boxing clash. Chael made comments on the upcoming fight after the press conference was over.

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Sonnen said, “They’re doing some stuff right. They had the press conference: Jake Paul looked like a fool. That’s not his fault that’s truly not his fault. He’s half doing a character and a gimmick up there, and he’s also out of his element.

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The faceoff between the two got very awkward because Jake Paul looked uncertain about his character and could not perform his gimmick.

Sonnen picked this up and called him a fool. The ’Bad Guy’ was unimpressed with Jake Paul’s mic skills and blasted him for the same in a video.

Chael Sonnen and Daniel Cormier rooting for Ben Askren

Chael Sonnen breaks down the faceoff and says, “Paul didn’t know what to do and ultimately pushed Ben in the back and Ben just walked away.

“It was one of these things, but a lot has been made of it. All the way down to Daniel Cormier who waited on it and said okay now I know I’m all in Askren gonna whip him.”

Daniel Cormier and Chael Sonnen both are rooting for ‘Funky’. ‘The Bad Guy’ thinks Askren is coming to fight not to box and this will push Paul’s limit.

Paul vs Askren is going to be an exciting event as they have already hyped the fight. Askren will look to grind him for a longer period of the fight and would like to finish it in the later rounds. Paul admits he will look to knock Askren down and will finish his career in a devastating way.

Paul vs Askren an interesting fight

Chael praised the promoters because he thinks they are doing well with the promotions. It looks like Askren and Jake Paul are doing good to hype this fight as it is turning out to be a lot bigger than anyone thought.

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Everyone on social media is buzzing about the fight. Even Dana White, the UFC President, is all set to bet a million dollars on his ex-fighter.

MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on after defeating AnEsonGib in a first-round, first-round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020, in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

People are interested in the fight because Ben Askren is not a fine boxer. He prefers wrestling over boxing in his MMA bouts. But Jake Paul is on a 2 fight win streak where he is looking ready to hand Askren a humiliating defeat.

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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