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free agency 2021: Leading 5 targets by Russell S. Baxter Mixed Martial Arts champion Ben Askren to find out of retirement to fight YouTuber Jake Paul.ESPN’s Ariel Helwani shocked the combat sporting activities community on Tuesday when he announced a fight between previous Mixed Martial Arts champion and also UFC boxer, Ben Askren, would come out of retired life fo face YouTuber turner boxer Jake Paul. The spell is arranged for the main event of the April 17 Triller card.
This will be the first time Askren has actually combated in combat sports given that coming off back-to-back losses consisting of a highlight reel five-second KO at the hands (knee) of UFC BMF champ, Jorge Masvidal. Shortly after his loss to Demian Maia at UFC Singapore on Oct. 26, 2019, he retired pointing out huge hip injuries from his years of affordable fumbling. Askren formerly held titles at ONE Champion and also Bellator throughout his profession as well as was typically claimed to be among the much better fighters to never sign with the UFC … and after that he did.Ben Askren thinks Jake Paul isn’t a” real fighter “” It’s charming that Jake believes he is an actual fighter,
” Askren Tweeted shortly after the fight was announced.” I’m gon na defeat him up April 17.” Paul, on the other hand, made his profession on YouTube and transitioned
to boxing in 2020. He made his specialist boxing launching in Jan of that year and also knocked out Ali Eson Gib. He most just recently showed up on the undercard for the Triller debut of Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. as well as was criticized for severely KOing a former NBA gamer, Nate Robinson.