Anthony Smith isn’t shopping for Jake Paul’s current claims that he’s already displaying indicators of CTE heading into his boxing struggle with Ben Askren.
Throughout his last press convention earlier than the struggle with Askren, Paul advised members of the media that he’s already struggling mind injury after two matches as knowledgeable boxer.
“I’m placing my psychological well being on the road, my mind is on the road,” Paul stated on Thursday. “I’ve gone and gotten mind scans and have early indicators of CTE.”
Smith, the UFC’s sixth-ranked mild heavyweight, made his opinions about Paul’s feedback recognized on Twitter, slamming the YouTuber turned Boxer for not being educated about the actual circumstances concerning CTE.
“My take: 1. He’s precisely as silly and careless as all of us thought. 2. Mendacity about this to be cool or no matter reveals his absolute disrespect for the actual fighters and their households which have and can endure from the very actual, devastating results of CTE. He’s disgusting.” Smith stated in a now-trending Twitter submit.
Paul is scheduled to tackle Askren, a former MMA standout, in a boxing match hosted by Triller Battle Membership on Saturday in Atlanta. In his two earlier boxing matches, Paul has defeated retired NBA basketball participant Nate Robinson and fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib by knockout.
This would be the first boxing match for Askren, who retired after falling to UFC welterweight Demian Maia at UFC Singapore in late 2019.
Smith will tackle rising mild heavyweight Jimmy Crute at UFC 261 subsequent weekend within the UFC’s return to full-capacity occasions. ‘Lionheart’ is returning to the octagon after a formidable submission win over Devin Clark in November.
Paul’s feedback over CTE have clearly not sat properly with the fight sports activities group as an entire. Regardless, followers and critics of Paul alike will tune in to the highly-anticipated struggle with Askren on Saturday.
What are your ideas about Jake Paul’s current claims that he’s already displaying indicators of CTE, and Anthony Smith’s heated response?