Ben Askren Reacts To ‘Rigged’ Jake Paul Fight Rumor

Ben Askren was interviewed on a podcast today and discussed his loss to Jake Paul at Triller Fight Club. transcribed his comments, where he said the fight was real and did not say it was rigged. Michael Buffer ‘Ruined’ Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren.



“I’m disappointed. I didn’t spend a lot of time on social media.” He added, “Some people don’t think I took it seriously. When I took the fight, I said number one it’s it for the money, number two I think it’s going to be a good time. I used to box with my friends in high school for fun. I trained hard for 11 weeks, I didn’t miss a practice, it just didn’t go my way.

We knew he had a good overhand right, and I’m a dumbass and didn’t block it. My defense was a little too loose. I heard my coaches say, ‘Stop reacting to his fakes.’ I didn’t. I paid the price.”

“One of the things that really separates me from a lot of people, I could have easily sat on my couch, and said I don’t want to do that because of the potential of getting embarrassed.”

Jake Paul knocked out Ben Askren in the first round of the fight, stunning boxing and MMA fans worldwide.

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