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Jake Paul just couldn't resist
During a press conference to promote his April 17 boxing bout with Ben Askren, Paul FaceTimed Askren's most notorious
Then, it got physical between Paul and Askren.
Jake Paul just couldn't resist.
During a press conference to promote his April 17 boxing bout with Ben Askren, Paul FaceTimed Askren's most notorious opponent — none other than Jorge Masvidal.
"Hey, it's your dad calling in, look," Paul said to Askren on the press conference stage Friday, holding up his cellphone to show Masvidal.
Of course, "Gamebred" memorably finished Askren in five seconds with a flying knee back at UFC 239 in July 2019.
“Are you still alive?” Masvidal said toward Askren, as Paul held his cellphone up to the microphone.
“Tell him I like them flip-flops.”
Added Paul with a laugh: "He's still alive.
Don't worry, I'm going to finish him off."
Part of the press conference also had Paul calling Askren a "p—y ass bitch," while Askren vowed that he could "do a homicide" on the YouTube sensation if he wanted to.
Although the trash talk was expected, things got physical when Askren palmed Paul's face following their staredown.
Paul retaliated by shoving Askren in the back, before the two were quickly separated.
Paul, 24, is 2-0 as a boxer, including his infamous knockout of Nate Robinson in November, having slept the former NBA player and turning him into an instant meme.
Askren, 36, enters the boxing bout having lost to Masvidal and Demian Maia in July and October 2019, respectively, before exiting the UFC and retiring from MMA.
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JAKE PAUL has vowed to 'end Ben Askren's career again' next month
The loud-mouthed YouTuber faces retired UFC welterweight Askren on April 17, a
JAKE PAUL has vowed to ‘end Ben Askren’s career again’ next month.
The loud-mouthed YouTuber faces retired UFC welterweight Askren on April 17, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Jake Paul taunts Ben Askren by getting Jorge Masvidal on the phone and playing the clip of his five-second KO during their press conference…[📽️ @Triller] pic.twitter.com/98uztLXXu7
The social media star has two knockouts in as many fights, against online rival 'AnEsonGib' and ex-NBA player Nate Robinson.
Askren is an ex-ONE Championship and Bellator champion but was renowned for his grappling rather than striking and even admits he was not gifted with speed or power.
However, after social media barbs between the two, he has agreed to swap the cage to pull on the boxing gloves for theTriller showpiece.
A media event was held on Friday, hosted by Snoop Dogg, to promote the much-maligned but intriguing showdown.
But Paul tried his best not to let Askren get a word in, and he even pulled out his phone at one point to continuously replay a clip of his record-breaking defeat to Jorge Masvidal in 2019, the fastest KO in UFC history.
That was after he got Masvidal on Facetime as well!
The 24-year-old said: “I'm gonna end this guy's career as an embarrassment.
“Masvidal did it once and I'm gonna do it again.”
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The tension seemed very real between the two, but Askren was having some fun with the younger Paul brother, whose elder sibling Logan has also previously entered the fight game and is on course to meet Floyd Mayweather later this year.
Askren said: “2021 seems like a tremendous year to beat up the whole Paul family.
“I’m gonna have fun with this, that’s what I came for.
Jake thinks he’s a high level boxer, I think he’s fairly delusional, I guess we’ll find out.”
Things then threatened to boil over when the retired MMA star said: “If you and I ran into each other in a back alley in Las Vegas and I wanted to do a homicide…”
Paul instantly stood up and turned to his rival and said: “Do it right now.
Do it right now then.
Askren added: “I would do a homicide on you if I wanted to.”
But Paul remains confident he can shock everyone, and cost Dana White a million dollars, by beating Askren.
And that will edge him closer to the man he really wants – Conor McGregor.
He concluded: “This is the road to McGregor at the end of the day.”
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– March 27, 2021
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