“After I knock out Ben Askren and add him to the meme assortment, what may somebody say after that? What excuse will they make?”
Jake Paul is wildly assured he’ll DESTROY Ben Askren — telling TMZ Sports activities the UFC fighter is only a stepping stone in his rising boxing profession.
The 24-year-old says he is hungry to be taken significantly as a professional fighter — which is why he needs to field an completed opponent like Askren, who’s gained a number of MMA championships throughout his preventing profession.
Jake’s final opponent, ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, did not have any boxing expertise … and everyone knows how that went.
The difficulty … Paul says Askren is underestimating his preventing talents, and it is going to finish VERY badly for the 36-year-old after they face off on April 17 on the “Triller Combat Membership” foremost occasion.
“On the finish of the day, this is the reason I took the combat as a result of he is a reputable professional and once more, I am a Disney channel actor YouTuber-kid.”
“My final purpose is to combat the Nate Diazs, the Conor McGregors … these are all MMA guys. I believe folks should take me significantly after this combat and since I do need Diaz, since I do need McGregor, since I do need these folks within the UFC, this is step one to get there.”
“You possibly can’t simply come into the NBA and be LeBron so I’ve to earn my stripes.”
Whereas Paul respects Askren’s accomplishments … he is already attempting to get in his opponent’s head — telling TMZ Sports activities he is been DM’ing with Ben’s spouse and he or she thinks he is “good-looking.”
As for Ben, he would not appear involved … telling TMZ Sports activities he plans on beating some humility into the child when the bell rings.
“He is a f**king YouTube star. I am gonna beat him up.”