Michael Bisping Roasts Ben Askren, Jake Paul and Dillon Danis for ‘Insulting the Sweet Science’ of Boxing

Published 01/27/2021, 4:30 AM EST


Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping took to Twitter to mock the recent spat between Jake Paul, Ben Askren, and Dillon Danis. ‘The Problem Child’ will fight Ben Askren in a boxing match on April 17th. It will be the YouTuber Paul’s third professional boxing bout. As for the former Bellator MMA and ONE FC welterweight champion Askren, it will be his first-ever bout inside the squared ring.

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Jiu-Jitsu specialist Dillon Danis has somehow managed to get himself involved in the battle as well.

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Current UFC commentator Michael Bisping caught wind of this interaction and shared his views on the debate.

‘The Count’ is a legend of the sport in his own merit. So, it’s understandable why he finds the whole boxing saga between 3 non-boxers ironic. Especially considering the Brit’s elite kickboxing prowess within the UFC Octagon, he is certainly more than equipped to give his claim on the situation.

‘The Problem Child’ even challenged Bisping for a fight, but this fight didn’t materialize. Despite being 41 years old and having only one-eyed vision, Bisping would certainly send Paul into another dimension should they ever fight in any form of combat. He has been a perennial UFC contender for years, and was a former champion who faced and defeated the greatest names in the sport.

Ben Askren will have a lot at stake against Jake Paul

Funky‘ couldn’t capitalize much on his UFC career. His best highlight during his short stint was, unfortunately, being knocked out in 5 seconds. Fans haven’t let go of that quickly and remind Askren about it at every single opportunity. Should he lose or get knocked out against Jake Paul, it would only add to his embarrassment.

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Askren is a former multi-organization world champion. His UFC career could have been very different had he arrived at the promotion in his prime. But a bad hip, and being on the wrong end of his thirties, made the story difficult for him. He can certainly salvage that torrid run with a win over Paul and prove to the world that his striking skills are not to be mocked.

Who do you think will win in April? Askren or Paul?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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