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Jake Paul Explains Why He Took Aim at Conor McGregor: 'I Wanted to Piss Him Off'

American YouTuber, internet personality and aspiring professional boxer Jake Paul spoke with ESPN's Ariel Helwani about why he launched personal attacks against UFC fighter Conor McGregor in an Instagram video last December (1:25 mark)...

ben askren - Bleacher Report
5:21pm PST - January 26th, 2021

Jake Paul predicts he'll knock Ben Askren out faster than Jorge Masvidal

Jake Paul has made it clear he has no respect for Ben Askren's boxing skills.

ben askren - USA Today
5:00pm PST - January 26th, 2021

YouTube star Jake Paul to face former UFC fighter Ben Askren in April boxing match

Jake Paul, the YouTube star turned boxer, has his next match lined up.

ben askren - CNN
4:43pm PST - January 26th, 2021

Ben Askren Predicts He'll Beat Jake Paul by TKO in 7th Round of Boxing Match

Ben Askren predicted on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show that he would defeat Jake Paul by a TKO in the seventh round when the two men face off in a boxing match April 17. "Because I don't have a huge amount of power," Askren said (27:20 mark)...

ben askren - Bleacher Report
2:02pm PST - January 26th, 2021

Ben Askren unfazed by Jake Paul, boxing match critics: 'I've stepped in the cage with trained killers'

Ben Askren doesn't see any reason he should've turned down a fight against YouTube star Jake Paul.

ben askren - USA Today
2:00pm PST - January 26th, 2021

Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren: Twitter reacts to boxing match announcement

Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren is actually happening – and MMA Twitter is having a field day.

ben askren - USA Today
9:10am PST - January 26th, 2021

‘Jake can actually win this’: MMA world reacts as Ben Askren signs up for boxing bout with YouTuber Jake Paul

After making light work of ex-NBA player Nate Robinson in his second pro boxing match, YouTuber Jake Paul will face former UFC fighter Ben Askren in his next trip to the ring, and social media thinks Askren could be in trouble. Read Full Article at RT.com

ben askren - RT
8:10am PST - January 26th, 2021

Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren boxing match set for April 17 pay-per-view

Jake Paul got his wish to box an MMA fighter – but it's not Conor McGregor.

ben askren - USA Today
7:36am PST - January 26th, 2021

Jake Paul to fight UFC star Ben Askren in third professional boxing match

The YouTube personality will don the gloves for his third pro bout on 17 April

ben askren - Independent
7:32am PST - January 26th, 2021

Jake Paul to Fight Former UFC Fighter Ben Askren in Boxing Match on April 17

Jake Paul is apparently ready to take the next step up from knocking out NBA Slam Dunk Contest winners. The YouTube star has agreed to a boxing match against former MMA champion ...

ben askren - Bleacher Report
7:16am PST - January 26th, 2021

Video: Check out Bellator's top ground-and-pound finishes

Some brutal finishing sequences highlight Bellator's best ground-and-pound stoppages.

ben askren - USA Today
5:50am PST - January 26th, 2021

Michael Chandler Beats Dan Hooker Via TKO on McGregor vs. Poirier UFC 257 Card

Michael Chandler put the UFC lightweight division on notice with a first-round TKO win over Dan Hooker in the co-main event of UFC 257 from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday...

ben askren - Bleacher Report
9:17pm PST - January 23rd, 2021

Michael Chandler's UFC moment arrives. Will greatness continue?

At UFC 257, the Bellator legend starts a new chapter of his career looking to add to an already respectable legacy.

ben askren - USA Today
9:00am PST - January 22nd, 2021

‘He wants Colby’: Masvidal plots course for Florida showdown with bitter UFC rival Covington

Abraham Kawa, manager of UFC star Jorge Masvidal, says that his fighter is eyeing a high stakes showdown with former training partner Colby Covington after petitioning Florida governor Ron DeSantis to host the fight in his state. Read Full Article at RT.com

ben askren - RT
9:41am PST - January 3rd, 2021

Video: Is there anything wrong with MMA pros wanting to fight Jake Paul?

Should there be a code of ethics that prevents professional fighters from taking part in these circus sideshows?

ben askren - USA Today
2:00pm PST - December 31st, 2020

Dana White sounds off, says Jake Paul can't fight: 'It's all a big gimmick'

Dana White makes it very clear that he doesn't give a (expletive) about Jake Paul and isn't interested in doing business with him.

ben askren - USA Today
5:00pm PST - December 30th, 2020

Spinning Back Clique: Is Conor McGregor facing toughest possible challenge at UFC 257?

Check out the latest episode of "Spinning Back Clique" looking ahead to the biggest fight of the early 2021 schedule at UFC 257.

ben askren - USA Today
2:25pm PST - December 29th, 2020

Ben Askren calls out 'coward' Jake Paul for going silent since publicly accepting boxing match

According to Ben Askren, a potential boxing match with Jake Paul may have hit a roadblock.

ben askren - USA Today
7:15am PST - December 28th, 2020

Amanda Nunes, Israel Adesanya, Jorge Masvidal pace major winners at World MMA Awards

The votes are in and the winners have been announced for the 12th World MMA Awards, and some elite names are on the list.

ben askren - USA Today
1:45pm PST - December 27th, 2020

Video: Vitor Belfort latest MMA fighter to come after Jake Paul, wants to 'put him to sleep'

Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort wants boxing match with Jake Paul.

ben askren - USA Today
11:15am PST - December 27th, 2020

Reminder: 12th Annual World MMA Awards air tonight on CBS Sports Network

The 12th Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards debuts tonight on CBS Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET.

ben askren - USA Today
7:40am PST - December 26th, 2020

Boxing wannabe Jake Paul says UFC has to set up McGregor fight because ‘it needs the money,’ Nunes bout would be ‘waste of time’

YouTuber Jake Paul says fighting women’s UFC icon Amanda Nunes would be a “waste of time” and the promotion must allow a fight between him and Conor McGregor because it needs the $50 million on offer. Read Full Article at RT.com

ben askren - RT
2:15am PST - December 26th, 2020

Struggling to find fights, Arnold Allen hopes UFC-ranked opponent kicks off 2021 schedule

UFC featherweight contender Arnold Allen hopes 2021 will provide some of the marquee matchups that he's been chasing.

ben askren - USA Today
1:45pm PST - December 25th, 2020

MMA Debate: Was Ben Askren's UFC Career a Colossal Disappointment?

There will be no more fist fights for Ben Askren . At least, as long as he’s able to steer clear of Jorge Masvidal at Whole Foods...

ben askren - Bleacher Report
7:01pm PST - November 18th, 2019

Ben Askren announces he's retiring from MMA

UFC fighter Ben Askren, 35, announced his retirement Monday while on the ESPN podcast "Ariel Helwani's MMA Show."

ben askren - CNN
3:56pm PST - November 18th, 2019

Jorge Masvidal weighs in on his chances against Canelo Alvarez in a potential boxing bout, and the upcoming Jake Paul vs Ben Askren fight. https://t.co/bEFsLWPA3r

Asian Persuasion MMA (@APMMA_net)
4:44am PST - March 1st, 2021

Even if Ben Askren didn’t duck down for a TD against Jorge Masvidal, that knee would’ve still rocked him and maybe even KOd him anyways

R a T (@JoaquinMMA)
4:07am PST - March 1st, 2021

Askren needs to fly in MMAballer13. Ben 3.0 in the making https://t.co/FUWCbGPSWA

Sushiboi (@judicarlee_)
4:05am PST - March 1st, 2021

Jake Paul firstnout though April 17th on a Triller Pay-Per-View against former UFC contender and good level wrestler Ben Askren Providing Jake Paul comfortably beat Askren i would genuinely be intrigued to see @tommytntfury against the loud mouth in @jakepaul #Boxing #FuryPaul https://t.co/qQv9c4EmDT

UK Boxing (@BoxingUK101)
2:01am PST - March 1st, 2021

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Gazette Nigeria (@GazetteNGR247)
12:49am PST - March 1st, 2021

https://t.co/cSTIvzSEl7 Canelo Alvarez kicked out ring crashers wearing Jake Paul and Ben Askren t-shirts and appeared to call them ‘f***ers’ following Avni Yildirim win Gazette – Nigeria Sprouting Online Newspaper #Gazette #GazetteNGR247 #GazetteNigeria

Gazette Nigeria (@GazetteNGR247)
12:49am PST - March 1st, 2021
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The Pugilist (@ThePugilistMag)
12:15am PST - March 1st, 2021

Ben Askren, my hero telling me that I shouldn’t pursue a career in fighting because only people that have nothing better to do than fight in a cage do it. https://t.co/f6t36CvQuX

FunkyScouser (@funkmacker)
10:47pm PST - February 28th, 2021

UFC really traded DJ for Ben Askren only for Askren to retire after going 1-2 in 3 fights

︎ Mafty Majority Leader Keith (@The_Red_Zaku)
10:34pm PST - February 28th, 2021

Ben Askren Says His MMA Skills Are Like a Lion or a Bear Hunting - https://t.co/SqBHiHIVck

EssentiallySports (@sports_ess)
8:46pm PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @MichaelBensonn: Appears there were ring crashers wearing T-shirts promoting Jake Paul vs Ben Askren after Canelo's win. Canelo told the…

Mike Phelan (@mike_phelan337)
8:36pm PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @MichaelBensonn: Appears there were ring crashers wearing T-shirts promoting Jake Paul vs Ben Askren after Canelo's win. Canelo told the…

Momen_WFC (@Momen_WFC)
6:56pm PST - February 28th, 2021

Watch as Canelo Alvarez kicks out ring crashers wearing Jake Paul and Ben Askren t-shirts and appears to call them https://t.co/bp4gdOEXKK

NewsASAP (@NewsASAPng)
5:11pm PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @MichaelBensonn: Appears there were ring crashers wearing T-shirts promoting Jake Paul vs Ben Askren after Canelo's win. Canelo told the…

Eric Rangel (@DirkRangel)
8:21am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @MichaelBensonn: Appears there were ring crashers wearing T-shirts promoting Jake Paul vs Ben Askren after Canelo's win. Canelo told the…

M. #Bitcoin (@maxim_lad)
7:43am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @MichaelBensonn: Appears there were ring crashers wearing T-shirts promoting Jake Paul vs Ben Askren after Canelo's win. Canelo told the…

Mtown Dread (@MtownDread)
7:42am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @MichaelBensonn: Appears there were ring crashers wearing T-shirts promoting Jake Paul vs Ben Askren after Canelo's win. Canelo told the…

Lc (@Lc80337659)
7:33am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @MichaelBensonn: Appears there were ring crashers wearing T-shirts promoting Jake Paul vs Ben Askren after Canelo's win. Canelo told the…

TR (@10Tomrobbo)
7:22am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @MichaelBensonn: Appears there were ring crashers wearing T-shirts promoting Jake Paul vs Ben Askren after Canelo's win. Canelo told the…

Faz (@Fahazhan10)
7:11am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @MichaelBensonn: Appears there were ring crashers wearing T-shirts promoting Jake Paul vs Ben Askren after Canelo's win. Canelo told the…

FIGHT GAME (@PAK786ZEE)
7:08am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @MichaelBensonn: Appears there were ring crashers wearing T-shirts promoting Jake Paul vs Ben Askren after Canelo's win. Canelo told the…

Edwin 10 (@edwin_v10)
7:08am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @MichaelBensonn: Appears there were ring crashers wearing T-shirts promoting Jake Paul vs Ben Askren after Canelo's win. Canelo told the…

Ross McGregor (@1Rmcgregor)
7:03am PST - February 28th, 2021

These two idiots wearing Jake Paul and Ben Askren shirts. Those two names shouldn’t be in the same sentence as Canelo let alone the same ring. https://t.co/uFc6jaricx

Rebecca Ruber (@RebeccaRuber)
6:59am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @ThePugilistMag: Jake Paul training with legend Evander Holyfield ahead of Ben Askren fight as YouTube star … https://t.co/XpAvj2IaD9 ht…

brian breyma ketaren (@brianeltorro)
6:57am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @ThePugilistMag: Jake Paul training with legend Evander Holyfield ahead of Ben Askren fight as YouTube star … https://t.co/XpAvj2IaD9 ht…

The Pugilist (@ThePugilistMag)
6:52am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @MichaelBensonn: Appears there were ring crashers wearing T-shirts promoting Jake Paul vs Ben Askren after Canelo's win. Canelo told the…

DAP (@FlowStatePsyche)
6:50am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @MichaelBensonn: Appears there were ring crashers wearing T-shirts promoting Jake Paul vs Ben Askren after Canelo's win. Canelo told the…

iamadrianmurillo (@ElCharroMurillo)
6:49am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @ThePugilistMag: Watch as Canelo Alvarez kicks out ring crashers wearing Jake Paul and Ben Askren t-shirts a… https://t.co/v8Vk0S3qv0 ht…

Vandalise (@gbongs13)
6:31am PST - February 28th, 2021
Watch as Canelo Alvarez kicks out ring crashers wearing Jake Paul and Ben Askren t-shirts and … https://t.co/kYB7YgllC3 https://t.co/UurUc7klCs https://t.co/R5nPQZZXFR

Watch as Canelo Alvarez kicks out ring crashers wearing Jake Paul and Ben Askren t-shirts and … https://t.co/kYB7YgllC3 https://t.co/UurUc7klCs https://t.co/R5nPQZZXFR

Pugilist Steve (@PugilistSteve)
6:29am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @ThePugilistMag: Watch as Canelo Alvarez kicks out ring crashers wearing Jake Paul and Ben Askren t-shirts a… https://t.co/v8Vk0S3qv0 ht…

kevin o'malley (@mkallley)
6:25am PST - February 28th, 2021
Watch as Canelo Alvarez kicks out ring crashers wearing Jake Paul and Ben Askren t-shirts a… https://t.co/v8Vk0S3qv0 https://t.co/fV7Sm1GdfV https://t.co/uqpv2fcXL2

Watch as Canelo Alvarez kicks out ring crashers wearing Jake Paul and Ben Askren t-shirts a… https://t.co/v8Vk0S3qv0 https://t.co/fV7Sm1GdfV https://t.co/uqpv2fcXL2

The Pugilist (@ThePugilistMag)
6:25am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @MichaelBensonn: Appears there were ring crashers wearing T-shirts promoting Jake Paul vs Ben Askren after Canelo's win. Canelo told the…

Baiz (@Sbaiz210)
6:08am PST - February 28th, 2021
Jake Paul training with legend Evander Holyfield ahead of Ben Askren fight as YouTube star vow… https://t.co/fyVr9N6cco https://t.co/UurUc7klCs https://t.co/YNxGAGCtxB

Jake Paul training with legend Evander Holyfield ahead of Ben Askren fight as YouTube star vow… https://t.co/fyVr9N6cco https://t.co/UurUc7klCs https://t.co/YNxGAGCtxB

Pugilist Steve (@PugilistSteve)
5:57am PST - February 28th, 2021
Jake Paul training with legend Evander Holyfield ahead of Ben Askren fight as YouTube star … https://t.co/XpAvj2IaD9 https://t.co/fV7Sm1GdfV https://t.co/osWv0xnCta

Jake Paul training with legend Evander Holyfield ahead of Ben Askren fight as YouTube star … https://t.co/XpAvj2IaD9 https://t.co/fV7Sm1GdfV https://t.co/osWv0xnCta

The Pugilist (@ThePugilistMag)
5:54am PST - February 28th, 2021
‘Get the f*ck out of here!’ WATCH hilarious moment Canelo kicks out cheeky ring-crashers with X-rated tirade

Canelo Alvarez didn't have much time for two ring-crashers attempting to promote the upcoming Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren fight, as he kicked the p… https://t.co/z6zHU1qk0V https://t.co/RUivaIvJB5

‘Get the f*ck out of here!’ WATCH hilarious moment Canelo kicks out cheeky ring-crashers with X-rated tirade Canelo Alvarez didn't have much time for two ring-crashers attempting to promote the upcoming Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren fight, as he kicked the p… https://t.co/z6zHU1qk0V https://t.co/RUivaIvJB5

Theblofaiz Digital Marketing (@theblofaiz)
5:41am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @APMMA_net: This is how the MMA world reacted to Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Ciryl Gane and the rest of the UFC Vegas 20 main card. Inclu…

Leon - Asian Persuasion MMA (@Leon_APMMA)
5:27am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @goldjaboytellem: Ben Askren could cover his fists in broken glass like at the end of Kickboxer and his striking still wouldn’t be a thr…

JerseyHokie29 (@Jerseyhokie29)
5:20am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @PrestonEkdahl: Teofimo Lopez next fight might be the undercard to Jake Paul vs Ben Askren. Only in 2021

CRE (@powerfulCRE)
5:18am PST - February 28th, 2021

RT @MichaelBensonn: Appears there were ring crashers wearing T-shirts promoting Jake Paul vs Ben Askren after Canelo's win. Canelo told the…

Jamie (@JamiecartyJamie)
5:13am PST - February 28th, 2021

Ben Askren could cover his fists in broken glass like at the end of Kickboxer and his striking still wouldn’t be a threat to anyone https://t.co/ymjSUS1dNj

Zach Goldrosen (@goldjaboytellem)
5:08am PST - February 28th, 2021