JAKE PAUL was lost for words at one point as he came head-to-head with Ben Askren last night after being taunted about his brother Logan’s success.
The loud-mouthed YouTuber faces retired UFC welterweight Askren on April 17, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
The social media star has two knockouts in as many fights, against online rival 'AnEsonGib' and ex-NBA player Nate Robinson.
Askren is an ex-ONE Championship and Bellator champion but was renowned for his grappling rather than striking and even admits he was not gifted with speed or power.
However, after social media barbs between the two, he has agreed to swap the cage to pull on the boxing gloves for the Triller showpiece.
A media event was held on Friday, hosted by Snoop Dogg, to promote the much-maligned but intriguing showdown.
But Paul tried his best not to let Askren get a word in, and he even pulled out his phone at one point to continuously replay a clip of his record-breaking defeat to Jorge Masvidal in 2019, the fastest KO in UFC history.
That was after he got Masvidal on Facetime as well!
However, Paul was not the only one firing shots, and at one point he refused to reply to his rival as Askren taunted him over his older brother Logan’s success.
And he continued that as Askren joked about Logan bullying Jake when the pair were growing up as kids.
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Logan has also entered the fight game and is on course to meet Floyd Mayweather later this year.
And the tension seemed very real between Askren and Jake, with the retired MMA ace also stating: “2021 seems like a tremendous year to beat up the whole Paul family.
“I’m gonna have fun with this, that’s what I came for. Jake thinks he’s a high level boxer, I think he’s fairly delusional, I guess we’ll find out.”
Askren humiliated Paul as the world watched on by facepalming him at their conference.
And in return the seemingly furious YouTuber reacted by giving the retired UFC star a slap and a shove as his back was turned.
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