Ben Askren ready himself for the ridicule that got here his manner for shedding within the first spherical to Jake Paul.
Askren stated the loss left him embarrassed and tweeted he was sorry for not profitable.
“I received knocked out by Jake Paul – it’s f***ing embarrassing,” he stated when requested if he felt the ridicule he would obtain was deserved.
Askren stated 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 stated to have earned $500,000, although it isn’t but recognized what proportion of the pay-per-view earnings 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 blissful couple on Twitter.
“Wait a minute, did Askren get us all?
“Like that is some magician stuff he wasn’t laughing on his method to the again was he? Come on, Ben lol.”
Askren has fought more durable opponents in Robbie Lawler – he took a battering in opposition to him earlier than profitable – 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 stated in a YouTube video uploaded by his son.
“It couldn’t have been worse.”
Acknowledging there was a full UFC card on on the identical time that includes Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum, Cormier stated the ‘practice wreck’ as he referred to as the Triller struggle card, couldn’t be averted.
“Now this dude Jake Paul will get to fake to be a fighter for a little bit bit longer,” he added.
“In the end, he’s going to must struggle any individual who can truly struggle after which when he does we’re going to see what this child is about, I suppose.
“It’s insane that he did that to Ben Askren as a result of Ben Askren has a superb chin.”