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Ben Askren slams Jake Paul’s terrible trash talk: ‘It’s been a bloodbath … I’m carrying the f*cking promotion of this fight’ – MMA Root

Jake Paul may be a social media influencer with millions of subscribers and millions of views of his YouTube videos, but Ben Askren was not impressed with his ability to push the fight.

While the fight, which will be headlined Saturday night with pay-per-view Triller, was largely due to the war of words between Askren and Paul in interviews and on social media, the former UFC challenger hasn’t seen the same kind of fire from his opponent since signing. contracts.

In fact, Askren thinks he should probably get a bonus check from the promoters after constantly fanning this fight while Paul isn’t keeping up with his end of the bargain.

“I actually think we should probably terminate our contracts,” Askren said during Triller Fight Club media day. “I’m sure Jake will get some kind of pay-per-view bonus, and I’m doing a fucking promotion for this fight. Jake doesn’t push shit.

“Look on Fight Hub TV, Jake has 50,000 views and I have 1.2 million. Thriller, maybe they’ll send me a couple million dollar bonus because the promotion of this fight was right on my shoulders. Jake is not doing his job. “

While Paul obviously has his own fan base, there is also a fairly large and active segment of people reveling in his downfall, and that could certainly help drive pay-per-view sales.

Askren thinks this is probably the case, especially after his old boss made a $ 1 million bet to ensure he wins Paul on Saturday night.

“Jake Paul is great because he even made Dana White the same as me,” Askren joked. “These are years. It took years to get such a good job, Jake Paul. “

Throughout his mixed martial arts career, Askren was considered one of the best talkers in the sport, and he never had a problem expressing his opinion on an opponent or any topic related to the fighting game.

After signing the contract for this fight, the former Olympic wrestler constantly pressed on Paul through war of words, but nothing said in return attracted his attention, let alone really confuse him.

“To be honest, it was bloodshed if we are talking about trash,” Askren said. “It’s not even 10-8, it’s more like 10-7. I don’t think we’ve seen 10-6 in mixed martial arts, but something like that. This guy only picks the lowest fruits because the average age of his audience is 13 1/2.

“The lowest hanging fruit will not work against me. You have to come up with something creative or smart, and he just doesn’t have the ability. “

In response, Paul only had to look at one specific comment from Askren, in which he admitted that this fight would be the biggest paycheck of his career, to know that he had to do something right with the promotion.

“This guy has 21 fights right and is suddenly the biggest paycheck of his career. There is a reason for this, ”Paul said. “Ben Askren held his cock in his hand in Wisconsin, he didn’t do a damn thing. I brought him out of retirement, revived his career. So I think it’s funny that he thinks so. It is under a bright light in front of you because of me.

“I could choose anyone to replace Ben Askren, and everyone I fight becomes a global superstar for 15 minutes. Then I cut them down and no one talks about them anymore. So Ben Askren can think what he wants. He has about 48 hours left until no one else talks about him. “

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