Ben Askren couldn’t have gone worse in a match with influencer Jake Paul. The former Bellator and ONE Championship champion was expressly knocked out in the first round. Askren obviously felt great disappointment, which he confirmed with statements after the fight.
“I didn’t just let the MMA community down, I let the whole world down. People fucking hate Jake Paul and they wanted me to humiliate him.” – Said Ben Askren
He also sent his apology on Twitter, which received numerous reactions to the event, and read some of them below.
What a joke
— Jared Gordon (@JFlashGordonMMA) April 18, 2021
.@jakepaul congrats on smashing the tomato can.
— Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) April 18, 2021
— Alpha Cat Zingano (@CatZingano) April 18, 2021
— bjpenndotcom (@bjpenndotcom) April 18, 2021