Michael Buffer has apologised to Ben Askren after mispronouncing his title simply moments earlier than Jake Paul knocked him out.
The previous ONE Championship and Bellator welterweight champion was stopped within the very first spherical of the glitzy affair on the Mercedes-Benz Area.
Though Askren made a tidy sum from the bout, his pleasure may have absolutely taken a success after being knocked out by the YouTuber.
Nonetheless, contemplating he has a somewhat easy title to pronounce accurately, it’ll absolutely have irked the 36-year-old to listen to legendary announcer Buffer get it so horribly mistaken.
As he was introducing the MMA hero and Olympian, Buffer referred to as him ‘Ben Askew’ and it brought about a sizeable response on social media in addition to drawing a confused look from the veteran.
Nonetheless, talking to TooFab at LAX, Buffer made positive he despatched Askren an apology.
“Oh thanks for bringing that up,” he mentioned. “I did — I actually really feel unhealthy. Yeah, it occurs.
“I’m laborious on myself, consider me.”
When requested if he felt as if it was a contributing issue within the end result, ‘The Voice of Boxing’ maintained it didn’t, however was positive to move on his honest apology.
“No. He’s knowledgeable. That’s not going to throw him off. However yeah — I’m going to attempt to discover a technique to attain out to him personally and let him know I really feel simply as unhealthy as he did, positive.”