Ben Askren on his loss to Jake Paul, whether he regrets taking fight | Ariel Helwani's MMA Show

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    Ben Askren joins Ariel Helwani's MMA Show to discuss his TKO loss vs. Jake Paul.
    0:00 Ben Askren discusses his loss to Jake Paul.
    1:57 Does he regret taking the fight?
    3:00 If he's more embarrassed about this than the Jorge Masvidal fight.
    5:23 If his opinions about Paul have changed after the fight.
    6:50 Did he train for the fight and is he bothered by people insinuating he didn't?
    9:40 His reaction to people saying it was rigged.
    11:54 How the fight came about after his retirement.
    13:19 Whether he thought about using some MMA skills.
    15:07 Anything he wishes he did differently?
    16:51 How Paul's power compares to other shots Askren has taken.
    20:07 What was going through his mind when he got to the arena.
    23:01 On the Pete Davidson situation.
    26:12 Did he go back and watch the fight?
    28:27 On the size of the ring.
    30:35 Whether this was bigger than anything he's been a part of.
    32:01 Why do people care so much about Paul's boxing?
    33:05 On Nate Robinson reaching out to him.
    34:19 Whom Paul should fight next.
    35:43 Whether he made more with this fight than any night in his MMA career.
    37:08 On Paul's "cheerleading squad."
    38:50 Where he ranks among the greatest U.S. wrestlers ever.
    40:00 Is he worried this will be his legacy?
    41:44 How he learned to handle defeat.
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0:00​ Ben Askren discusses his loss to Jake Paul. 1:57​ Does he regret taking the fight? 3:00​ If he's more embarrassed about this than the Jorge Masvidal fight. 5:23​ If his opinions about Paul have changed after the fight. 6:50​ Did he train for the fight and is he bothered by people insinuating he didn't? 9:40​ His reaction to people saying it was rigged. 11:54​ How the fight came about after his retirement. 13:19​ Whether he thought about using some MMA skills. 15:07​ Anything he wishes he did differently? 16:51​ How Paul's power compares to other shots Askren has taken. 20:07​ What was going through his mind when he got to the arena. 23:01​ On the Pete Davidson situation. 26:12​ Did he go back and watch the fight? 28:27​ On the size of the ring. 30:35​ Whether this was bigger than anything he's been a part of. 32:01​ Why do people care so much about Paul's boxing? 33:05​ On Nate Robinson reaching out to him. 34:19​ Whom Paul should fight next. 35:43​ Whether he made more with this fight than any night in his MMA career. 37:08​ On Paul's "cheerleading squad." 38:50​ Where he ranks among the greatest U.S. wrestlers ever. 40:00​ Is he worried this will be his legacy? 41:44​ How he learned to handle defeat.

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J Sam7mann
J Sam7mann

@Revolve! No idea XD

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CLAN ISSO OFICIAL

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mks
mks

Thanx for the timestamps

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LJ Wright
LJ Wright

I like Ben Askren, are you ready stand-up type of guy.

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Taylor Cronin
Taylor Cronin

How much is your self worth...worth?

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J Zim
J Zim

This guy is such a joke and LOSER. He came out fat and out of shape and paid severely for it. LOVED IT 🤣

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Justin Teligent
Justin Teligent

Askren shouldn’t have done it.

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Cheerio Box
Cheerio Box

ben took a dive for that easy money, we all know he didnt want to fight the punk. he basically got free money and let JP embarrass himself lol. Smart ben.

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Just. Sa
Just. Sa

Looking back, it's even more embarrassing usually these things get easier... haha

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tim morales
tim morales

Helwani is like that aggravating kid that won’t go away that keeps kicking your leg. You just want to smack him in the back of the head.

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Alexis Vargas
Alexis Vargas

such a legend

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Rafa
Rafa

jake vs ben mma match

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The Weknd
The Weknd

unnecessary loss ben

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Nate Stakely
Nate Stakely

Askren wont ever feel the emptiness of losing because he was so darn successful in a sport that turned around (MMA fighters compete in NCAA wrestling gantlet) they could not do it. Its like driving a beater with enough cash in the bank to purchase a Lamborghini. I just smile at the guys in the 75k trucks.

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WeezyPuFF
WeezyPuFF

Ben "Donut Slayer" Askren.

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Kiernan Wolters
Kiernan Wolters

This man is so dam humble I love it

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Isac Joseph
Isac Joseph

From what I read upon this man, he is a freaking legend. 🔥

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CryptoSniper101
CryptoSniper101

He took a dive, you dolts

Vor 7 Tage
Pika Poo
Pika Poo

He's a fighter..you win and lose...ppl expect or seem to think Ben would just fall apart after a loss..he lost he moves on ..big deal...

Vor 8 Tage
Jordan Deshong Music Productions
Jordan Deshong Music Productions

What’s up with his ear

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nob nob
nob nob

Humbledddddddd ahhahaha no one respects you askren!!!! Muppet

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RitaSparita *
RitaSparita *

How tf did he lose? How much did they pay him🤔🤔🤔

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Jamie Luby
Jamie Luby

Ben askren is a winner with the pay cheque he received 👏

Vor 8 Tage
funkohatter 4479
funkohatter 4479

It's was fixed he did it for the pay.... look how happy he looked after the fight, one thing that was positive was that he got his payday, you are a joke to mma world and jake Paul is making the boxing world look like a joke.... Ben should be saying sorry to all the fans in boxing and mma,getting paid to lose is joke....

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TheOriginalPain18
TheOriginalPain18

23:13 Ariel got nail polish on???

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Big City
Big City

didnt ben have to donate his purse to charity

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Enterst8
Enterst8

Let’s say hello to the man that looked like a fat hobbit in his last fight against a Youtuber 😂🤣😅

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KY_DRUMMER_GUY
KY_DRUMMER_GUY

1,000,000 $ to anyone who can find another Askren video with the comment section littered half as many times with the word “admirable”

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Scott Wilke
Scott Wilke

Train me. I live in wisco. Would love any info from you.

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Joseph N
Joseph N

is that his real ear?

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RykerBlake
RykerBlake

Ben askren keeps making videos about Jake Paul beating him

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erock33
erock33

Laid back dude. You really can't blame him for laying down for that kind of payday.

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J.C 512
J.C 512

The comparison in the Masvidal and Askren post KO interviews is quiet interesting... 🤔

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Dylan Dixon
Dylan Dixon

16:00-16:20. If you’ve ever trained in combat sports you’ll understand this.

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lcasperwsv
lcasperwsv

Boxers are smart they don't come to mma because they know the money isn't big enough to get beat up that bad I don't care who the boxer is put him in the ring with the same weight class ufc fighter and he will lose

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barry gould
barry gould

Notice Andy Ruiz Jr and Joe Parker were knocked down and got allowed to continue and both won.

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barry gould
barry gould

Ban Fake Jake PPV Parasite. We want our real sport back.

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Edward Harrison
Edward Harrison

He lost the battle but won the war

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Tyler Geary
Tyler Geary

Why tf are his fingernails purple

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GuitarDad
GuitarDad

Have always been a fan of Ben Askren. This interview proves how solid of a dude he is.

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Eleven
Eleven

i hate you

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Arizona Olave
Arizona Olave

He seems so straight up and straight forward. Mad respect

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Wildman Samurai
Wildman Samurai

You suck... BOOM!

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Duncan Cameron
Duncan Cameron

Ben asscream definitely racking up some of the most embarrassing KO losses ever 🙉

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Samuel Lopes
Samuel Lopes

Ariel's nails .. nobody ? :O 11:57

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Eli T
Eli T

Your the man Ben plenty of blessings yoir way

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abhineet singh
abhineet singh

I really appreciate Ben. He is a good human being...

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Kentucky Fried Children
Kentucky Fried Children

This must have been the weirdest event in boxing history, well... aside from that Muhammad Ali v Antonio Inoki fight

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Codga2001
Codga2001

He’s a top guy.

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E.D.S Gaming
E.D.S Gaming

Looks to me that this fight was pointless but both men got paid. Ben did in fact get up but its boxing rules, what they say is a knock out its a knock out even if ur not literally knocked out 😅💯

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Commodo Dragon
Commodo Dragon

38:31 Says his price for "lil' man-b!tch cheerleader is $10mil, meanwhile, he sells out his career legacy for $500k.

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gfg brf
gfg brf

fake fight

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Notorious Miks
Notorious Miks

Deam hes ear!

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Bong Jovi
Bong Jovi

Jake Paul vs Charlie Z... I wanna see that happen

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Alec Fortin
Alec Fortin

Bro got boxer boxer ear

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Polo Smith
Polo Smith

At the end of the day Ben I’m still a fan and you got paid a lots of money enjoy it with your family and kids it is what it is

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Matt Crammer
Matt Crammer

Ben askren was paid that's all he cares about. He does not care because he has no legacy. Shame. Making mockery of real fighters. Why not go to WWE and live fake.

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Matt Crammer
Matt Crammer

@Codga2001 but he decided to play act and get knocked out for cash.

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Codga2001
Codga2001

Because he’s not fake, that’s why.

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Daveyboy 330
Daveyboy 330

I think personally, That shot was staged by both camps. Paul needed to win this to stay relevant and have a huge payday coming next. Askren was happy to take a dive cuz he's not relevant and 2 minutes for half mil?? And It was a cheek shot, not on the chin yet askren went down like a sack of potatoes, took his time getting up, acted wobbly for the ref to make it look legit and everybody won. Except combat Sports.

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Daveyboy 330
Daveyboy 330

Google Askrens net worth and it's $500,000 LOL. I wonder if that was before or after the fight. It was just a ratings novelty and askren treated it that way.

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Sapphire City Music Channel
Sapphire City Music Channel

LMAOOOO please someone tell this man to retire and retain his dignity.

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Sapphire City Music Channel
Sapphire City Music Channel

@Codga2001 good point

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Codga2001
Codga2001

He is retired. Paul called up to offer him half a million to take a fight at a few months notice. He’s not a good striker but a great wrestler.

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David Howell
David Howell

Very humble! My man ben.

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Albert Gracious
Albert Gracious

Man, Ben Askren is as funny as jake. The part where he talks about Jake's cheerleading squad cracked me up LOL

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K moyer
K moyer

Funnier than Jake

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lanzo
lanzo

lol i noticed that Ariel's nails are painted.

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Scott Perdomo
Scott Perdomo

Wassup with ariels nails tho🤔

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Ryan Rothschild
Ryan Rothschild

Ben is a chill guy, don't critique someone just bcuz they lost even if he was a mma fighter

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Levon Darratt
Levon Darratt

Ben has the ultimate soccer player mentality.....they win they loose...they talk about it..back to the next game..even the look and mannerism is that of a European soccer player ...focused on the ball....

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Alvaro Rodriguez
Alvaro Rodriguez

Bottom-line is that Askren, even in his young age, has already lived and experienced more than most people do in a lifetime. Sometimes things just don't go your way. It happens to those who try.

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David Haroon
David Haroon

The fight seemed very scripted. A professional fighter sticking his chin out like Ben did hmmmmm

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Alex Dunhill
Alex Dunhill

cant hate on askren. very honest and open. also would destroy jake in an actual fight.

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Lucas Sinfield
Lucas Sinfield

‘How are you feeling about everything that happened on Saturday Night?’ ‘Obviously, it wasn’t ideal..’ Love that he just doesn’t care, secured the bag for his family.

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Adam S
Adam S

Whats going on with his right ear? Freaking me out

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Kai Guy
Kai Guy

I hope Ben gets to see this comment. Being a better person is so much more valuable than being a better boxer or mma fighter and you are definitely a better person

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Donovan
Donovan

This was a really good interview, Sub'd cheers

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Noni Tairi
Noni Tairi

What's wrong with bens ear did jake paul pull a mike tyson and bite ben's ear off lol

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Noah Froio
Noah Froio

Look, the reality is, Jake Paul is going to get very badly hurt someday soon. It is 100% on him, I just hope for his health and safety, once that happens, he will give up his wanna-be tough guy persona and does not let his pride cause him irreparable damage. But that is Jake's call.

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Gun&Done
Gun&Done

Ben doesn’t have to be embarrassed about anything. He took up a fight that was completely out of his element and even though he lost, he lost graciously and in humble fashion. If anyone should be embarrassed, it should be Jake Paul for cherry picking. But still I give credit to Jake Paul and his brother though for trying to revive the dying sport of boxing in a sense that they’re bringing more attention to the sport (even if it’s like a circus or a mockery). They seem serious in this sport so I know they aren’t mocking or ruining the sport of boxing like some would think. But in this particular fight, I give ALL the credit to Mr Ben Askren for being a good role model for all to see when it comes to being humble and never giving up or giving in even when you don’t meet the expectations of the people. You just simply get up, dust off the dirt, and keep moving forward in a positive manner. Well done Ben!!!

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Dwight Yawg
Dwight Yawg

It sounds like he had no idea how big this was gonna be haha, tbh gained respect for both guys after these interviews

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redd tells
redd tells

he's only trained boxing 11 fkn weeks hip surgery, mma fighting for a decade I'm seeing a pattern emerge of who Jake Paul picks to fight 🤔

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kumar800
kumar800

Ben Askren's problem is that he completely disrespected his opponent and the fight, he convinced himself it was going to be a cake walk. No matter who you are remember a fight is a fight.

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Gray
Gray

Muhaha hahaha *”do you regret”* pffft pfft *the fight* Muhahahha...*he didn’t!* Muhaha too good, stop my stomach hurts, stop.

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Adolfo Gonzalez
Adolfo Gonzalez

What integrity? You gained money to fall lol and you lost a lot just by accepting the fight

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Dan Berube
Dan Berube

Well I will say he can take a dive! He continued the corruption of the boxing community. He got paid and he increased his popularity. He played everyone

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Kevin Fee
Kevin Fee

You have to convince the ref you are ok.. Ben wanted out is a quitter with no heart and his body shows no discipline..I would never send my kid to his camp.

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Qrit__91
Qrit__91

I still think Ben is a cool guy, hes just chillin'.

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fizik
fizik

askren is super smart

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dead awake3
dead awake3

Remember ufc guys are underpaid. Middle of the pack guys aren't millionaires. So good for him for taking the bag

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spook show
spook show

Man his ear looks bad.

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WHAT YOU SAY?
WHAT YOU SAY?

Why the painted finger nails Ariel lol

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Jeff Kendel
Jeff Kendel

Is that Jake Paul's testicle hanging on his ear?

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RAW Knowledge
RAW Knowledge

Ben Askren sucks

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S n
S n

I would take the fight also 1 min and take a nap and wake up 500k rich...good busines..

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Dave Baker
Dave Baker

He did the Paul fight for the money only. He looked like a complete buffoon out there.

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Lazy Lion
Lazy Lion

Ben Howard - Sorry Kid

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LuciferMorningstar
LuciferMorningstar

BEN ASKIEEWW

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bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu

Guy lost a fight but won A LOT of fans and noone even cares he lost, got 500k. Who the real winner is?

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Blackout987
Blackout987

This guy has learned to lose - especially now that he knows his legacy is in tatters

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bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu

He’s valid

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Drumpf Todd
Drumpf Todd

I was going to watch this until I saw how many advertisements there are. Phuck the UFC seriously though, Dana is a giant chode and doesn't pay the people who make him money. The PPV is still $60 right you greedy pricks.

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loganrusso39
loganrusso39

He can't possibly hear out of that right ear...

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clo 118
clo 118

Wrestling is a great character building sport, win or lose it teaches you a LOT about yourself, what motivates you and if you have the stomach for the fight.

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MoeSlislack
MoeSlislack

i didn't even see the fight but from what i am gathering basically the ref saved jake and jake was worried to death that he was about to get destroyed. if jake actually fights a real boxer he is going to lose badly. ben seems like a really great guy.

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Yeah No
Yeah No

Ben Askren - Good dude, opposite of a wanker. Jake Paul - Complete wanker.

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Draco Wolfe
Draco Wolfe

The fact that he doesn't have an ego doesn't excuse that fact that he didn't train hard enough for this. This guy wanted to fight Khabib at one point. What a clown.

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WroughtIronMGTOW
WroughtIronMGTOW

can anybody confirm the rumor that Michael Buffer purposely mispronounced Bens last name to notify Ben that the fix was in?

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Tyler Durden
Tyler Durden

I wonder if Helwani has read all those books behind him,

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