Ben Askren is ready for any ridicule that may come his manner following his first spherical loss to Jake Paul.
Askren mentioned he was embarrassed by the defeat and tweeted he was sorry for not successful.
“I received knocked out by Jake Paul – it’s f***ing embarrassing,” he mentioned when requested why he felt the possible ridicule he would obtain was deserved.
Askren mentioned he wouldn’t compete once more following the loss and as a substitute would take the cash he earned and coach wrestling.
For going through Paul – 2-Zero in boxing earlier than this struggle – he’s mentioned to have earned $500,000, although it isn’t but identified what proportion of the pay-per-view income every fighter will obtain, nor what different bonuses they’re due.
And that good payday could possibly be a motive for the grins he shared together with his spouse as he walked from the ring to his dressing room.
It was picked up by former UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, who was surprised by the loss after which posted a clip of the pleased couple on Twitter.
“Wait a minute, did Askren get us all?
“Like that is some magician stuff he wasn’t laughing on his solution to the again was he? Come on, Ben lol.”
Paul has fought harder opponents in Robbie Lawler – he took a battering in opposition to him earlier than successful – Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal amongst others, but Cormier was at a loss to elucidate this.
“That was about as unhealthy because it will get,” he mentioned in a YouTube video uploaded by his son.
“It couldn’t have been worse.”
Acknowledging there was a full UFC card on on the similar time that includes Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum, Cormier mentioned the ‘prepare wreck’ as he referred to as the Triller struggle card, couldn’t be averted.
“Now this dude Jake Paul will get to faux to be a fighter for a little bit bit longer,” he added.
“In the end, he’s going to should struggle anyone who can really struggle after which when he does we’re going to see what this child is about, I assume.
“It’s insane that he did that to Ben Askren as a result of Ben Askren has a very good chin.”