Former UFC Heavyweight and Light-Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Cormier just posted a tweet of his reaction to the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren press conference. After watching the face-off, He now thinks that his fellow Olympian will smash Jake Paul.
I just saw Jake Paul reaction to @Benaskren palming his face and I am now convinced that Ben wins. He looked like he wanted to throw a punch and then settled on slapping his ass? Ben smashes this dude. I’m all the way in!!!!
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) March 27, 2021
It did seem that Ben Askren was not fazed by the huge pressure and attention that Paul attracts to the public. Askren who may have had a successful UFC run, was still a champion two organizations which are Bellator and ONE FC.
For those who have not seen the face off it was pretty funny. Jake Paul was trying hard to intimidate Askren but he did not even flinch. Askren then put his hand on Paul’s face by which Paul tried to retaliate by landing a body shot and push off. What made it impressive was Askren did not even look concerned exposing his back to Paul.
Only time Ben Askren ever touches me … he done fucked up pic.twitter.com/qDuYSWsrcV
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) March 26, 2021
Also Jake Paul reacted to the incident saying that it will be the first and only time that Askren touches him. It may be Jake Paul’s third pro fight but it is worth noting that he has not faced a professional fighter yet. Although if we based Askren’s striking in the MMA, it may be below average sadly.
Even Dana White has went on to say that he will bet $1M dollars that Askren will win the fight. White has had a history with Paul so it makes sense why he is rooting Askren, even go as far as help him connect with boxing trainer, Freddie Roach. If anyone can make Askren a decent boxer in a short amount of time, it would be Roach.
The fight just became interesting as both fighters engaged physically. From Askren having no chance against Paul, now fans are thinking that Askren may just have a shot since his mentality may be on another level. Askren is just a savage that has fought the best in MMA and wrestling.
Love or hate Paul, he really knows how to sell a fight. Those who watch him either want to see him lose or are teenagers who are a fan. When you think about it, Askren has said publicly that the fight will be his biggest payday which is INSANE considering he was a champion in ONE and Bellator plus fought in the UFC.