It was as quick as it was freaky. Early into the first round of their fight, Jake Paul caught Ben Askren with a one-two combination that sent the MMA fighter to the ground. After the countdown, ‘Funky’ even managed to get back up, but the referee deemed him unable to continue and waved the bout off, awarding the YouTuber his third pro boxing win. On Twitter, MMA fighters reacted to the match...
Fake and gay— David Rickels (@TheCaveman316) April 18, 2021
Ben out here lookin’ like a Greek god— Chase Hooper (@chase_hooper) April 18, 2021
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA— Vinc Pichel (@FromHellPichel) April 18, 2021
Askren should be ashamed I’m literally pissed off— David Rickels (@TheCaveman316) April 18, 2021
SELL EVERYTHING !!!!!!— Olivier Aubin (@oliaubin) April 18, 2021
Stupid...— Valerie Loureda (@valerielouredaa) April 18, 2021
Man I got love for Askren.....but I just didn't see a way he could win a boxing fight ♂️#PaulAskren— Arjan Singh Bhullar (@TheOneASB) April 18, 2021
Could have let askren keep going. Maybe early stoppage for boxing— Aiemann Zahabi (@Aiemannzahabi) April 18, 2021
Man— Kevin MTP Lee (@MoTownPhenom) April 18, 2021
Well... thats a good look for MMA. pic.twitter.com/kkot6o2L8a— Olivier Aubin (@oliaubin) April 18, 2021
There’s 2 world class, incredibly skilled middleweights fighting with heart, honor, and class on ESPN right now. With real commentators, no hooplah, and it’s a legitimate competition in which both prepared for weeks.— Joe Solecki (@JoeSolecki) April 18, 2021
How much you guys think Ben just got paid to let us all down?— Eryk Anders (@erykanders) April 18, 2021
That MF still sucks, but he did KO a former world class MMA fighter!— Herbert Burns (@HerbertBurnsMMA) April 18, 2021
He is never going to shut up about it!
it’s on 100% send me the contract let’s do this i’m gonna put this cunt out cold ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/qgWj0A55gu— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) April 18, 2021
Never forget 13-15 record MMA fighter Artem Lobov beat Paulie Malignaggi a 2 x World champion boxer in a BOXING match ! #TrillerFight— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) April 18, 2021
Wow ♂️ I’m so disappointed. I owe a few people money too— Deron Winn (@DeronWinn) April 18, 2021
Jesus Christ askren good riddance— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) April 18, 2021
I told you, @Benaskren isn’t a fighter.— Beast Boy (@MikeDavisMMA) April 18, 2021
I legitimately don’t know how you made it anywhere in combat sports.
Respect though! You got more money than me
Omg ♂️ I hope you’re ok @Benaskren if you want me to, I’ll avenge you. @jakepaul I’ll come up to put hands on you with a smile . Plus it’s time to get a win for us on the boxing side #thrillerfight #UFCVegas24— Andre Ewell (@daii24_dre) April 18, 2021
This definitely takes away from Masvidals KO of Ben— Jared Gordon (@JFlashGordonMMA) April 18, 2021