Jake Paul and Ben Askren will be going head-to-head this weekend in the main event of Triller Fight Club. The two men have been undertaking media calls over the past few days, with Jake Paul addressing Askren’s past in the MMA-field.
“I don’t think the fight will last long enough for him to even think about taking me down,” Jake Paul said to MMA Junkie on Wednesday. “We just signed the bout agreement days ago. He will lose his purse if he does that.”
“If he does do something like that, his purse is eliminated in the bout agreement” Paul continued. “If he wants to lose all the money for the fight, then sure, go ahead. I am beating him up in wrestling shoes. He’s going to get beat up in wrestling shoes, which I think is hilarious.”
Jake Paul on Ben Askren
“I don’t think Ben will be able to get near me,” Paul added. “My distance control is 10 times better than his. And if he does, he’s going to get busted up on the inside.”
“That’s one thing we really worked on in this camp is my inside fighting game ” Jake Paul concluded. “He can come in, but he’s going to get cracked. If he wants to hold me, he’s just going to be losing by points.”
The fight between Paul and Askren is set to be a mainstream hit. The show will be available on Triller Fight Club for US$49.99 in the United States. The event will also be available to via on FITE TV in the UK and Europe for only $23.99.
Here’s the current card for Paul vs Askren in April:
- Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren
- Regis Prograis vs. Ivan Redkach
- Steve Cunningham vs. Frank Mir
- Joe Fournier vs. Reykon
Justin Bieber, Diplo, The Black Keys, Doja Cat and Major Lazer are all also expected to perform on the night. Snoop Dogg will reportedly also be back on commentary; having been at the stick for the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr PPV just a few months ago.
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