With their PPV boxing match set for April seventeenth, the necessity to hold the feud between Jake Paul and Ben Askren at a excessive boil is extra urgent than ever. The 2 males have traded barbs over social media, in pressers, and thru interviews for months. And so they’ll lastly settle their pseudo-celebrity beef in only a few days time.
Simply to verify the combat doesn’t lose any warmth, Askren made a visitor look on Logan Paul’s impaulsive podcast. Logan did his greatest to goad Askren all through the looks, asking about his KO loss to Jorge Masvidal amongst different matters. And at one level he performed a pre-recorded message from his brother on the published, whereby Jake issued a warning to the previous Bellator & ONE champion.
“You assume this can be a f-cking recreation, you assume is a enjoyable payday, you assume this can be a method to get clout and also you may be proper,” Paul stated, through pre-recorded message (transcript through BJPenn.com). “I promise April 17 would be the worst day of your f-cking life. Simply as I requested Nate Robinson’s youngsters to not watch the combat, I’ll ask your youngsters to do the identical. So, Ben Askren’s youngsters, spouse, please don’t watch this as a result of your dad will probably be bloodied, unconscious on the f-cking canvas April 17. I don’t need you to see that.
“I imply, you already noticed him get knocked out in 5 seconds by Masvidal,” Paul continued. “Your youngsters are in all probability going to high school getting made enjoyable of as a result of their dad obtained knocked out in 5 seconds. Then, he’s going to get knocked out by Jake Paul. So, please depart them out of this.
“You f-cked up, Ben by taking this combat. April 17, I promised my group, my household, my brother who’s there proper subsequent to you proper now, I promise to make you go down as historical past because the world’s worst UFC fighter. You’re dumb as f-ck, bro,” Paul concluded. “April 17 I’ll present the world how massive of a bitch you’re. I’ll make you my bitch. I f-cking promise that.”
Paul did certainly make good on his warning to Robinson, when he instructed the fighter to not let his youngsters watch him get KO’d, ending the combat halfway by means of the second spherical. For Askren, this boxing match marks his first return to skilled competitors since dropping to Demian Maia through technical submission in 2019. After that bout, Askren retired from MMA, citing a necessity for surgical procedure to appropriate a hip damage.
Paul vs. Askren takes place subsequent Saturday, April seventeenth in Atlanta, GA. Alongside the cruiserweight principal occasion, the cardboard is predicted to function the professional boxing debut of former UFC champion Frank Mir, taking over ex-IBF champion Steve Cunningham in a heavyweight bout. A lightweight welterweight bout between former WBA champion Regis Prograis and Ivan Redkach is scheduled for the co-main occasion.