Retired MMA star Ben Askren will be making his debut in the world of professional boxing against Jake Paul this month and it remains a highly-discussed topic.
Ahead of their upcoming boxing match, the two took part in a pre-fight press conference that took place last week. After the conclusion of the conference, what most fans remember even now is Askren facepalming Jake Paul despite Paul throwing a lot of verbal barbs at Askren before that.
While speaking on a recent episode of Impaulsive, Jake Paul’s older brother Logan Paul stated that Jake Paul was dominating Ben Askren for the majority of the conferece.
However, that was mostly negated after Askren facepalmed Jake Paul as he shoved his face away.
“And, you know, I called Jake. I said, ‘You did a good job’. But it almost is like everything was overshadowed by this moment,” Logan Paul said, referring to the moment Ben Askren shoved Jake Paul’s face away.
“Yo, he’s also, I gotta say – When he came out here, he’s like, ‘I have a genius-level IQ’. I was like, ‘Eh, okay. Maybe.’ Now I’m starting to think, ‘Yo, is he playing all of us?’ Do you know how much clout this dude is getting off of this? His tweets are flying right now. He even snapped back at Jorge Masvidal, and the tweet got like 40 to 50 thousand favorites. He’s like, ‘Jorge, I’ve waited two years to say this – You got lucky with the knee, and I made you famous. Kamaru (Usman) is going to beat your a** again.’
“And people are like, ‘Yeah!’. Like, Yo, Ben Askren is f**king capitalizing on this situation…You gotta win this fight, Jake.”
Jake Paul is scheduled to face Ben Askren on April 17 at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia in the highly-anticipated match. We will have to see if Askren can win the match or if Paul will pull off the upset.