Jake Paul takes on Ben Askren this weekend and Twitter is on fire ahead of the fight. The boxing contest is just the latest appearance of the YouTube celebrity, who just keeps winning. The MMA fighter and the influencer will probably break some PPV records this weekend as the entire world tunes in to either cheer for or root against Paul. His knockout of Nate Robinson in the last match was instant social media gasoline. So many reactions flooded in from all corners of the Internet. Memes were flowing from the moment he put on that Super Saiyan wig during the weigh-in. Expect there to be more animosity this time around as it looks like Askren generally does not care for the YouTuber’s antics. Unfortunately, it looks like he’s going to get an earful by the time things get rolling.
In a previous interview with CBS Sports HQ, Paul said he’s already eyeing a matchup with Conor McGregor.
“Look, it’s bound to happen. At the end of the day, this is a business, and you know, we’re talking about pay-per-view buys. This fight on Saturday has already shattered pay-per-view pre-sale records, by far,” Paul explained. “McGregor has that same pay-per-view draw, I have that same pay-per-view draw, and I think after I take down a couple more opponents, Jake Paul vs Conor McGregor is gonna be undeniable.
“There’s no other fighter with as big of a platform as me that’s calling him out right now. He wants to fight Manny Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao will destroy him,” he added. “It’ll be another embarrassing night for him, just like when he got embarrassed by Floyd. And so Jake Paul vs Conor McGregor is bound to happen. I know he’s seen these interviews, I know he’s seen the shit-talk, and it’s gonna happen.”
Will you be watching Paul vs. Askren? Let us know down in the comments! Check out the reactions down below:
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Some trash talk
So did you just totally fabricate it or did you misunderstand what the doctor said? https://t.co/qbmBXY8i25— Funky (@Benaskren) April 16, 2021
Seeing an mma fighter lose to Jake Paul is gonna hurt but then again that mma fighter is Ben Askren pic.twitter.com/UsjmjFn1Ps— ❄️Leon Lucky (@Iceybluecups) April 16, 2021
Me when Ben Askren shoots for a takedown and Jake Paul stuffs it pic.twitter.com/qASRcgSfkn— Joannas dome piece🏝 (@ThatsJDP) April 16, 2021
Gonna be wild tomorrow
I would like to thank god, triller, jake paul, justin Bieber, Atlanta, the peaches truck, and monty lopez 🥰 I haven’t felt this in so long and seeing everyone like this, bless!— loli :) (@brycemfhaul) April 16, 2021
Could really happen
i’m sorry but Jake Paul gone put hands on buddy tomorrow 🤣— B Sizz ☔️ (@bigbsizzle) April 16, 2021
Askren is ready
Can’t wait to watch @Benaskren knock out Jake Paul tomorrow night— Groovy (@TrevorNeuroth) April 16, 2021
Could you imagine?
How many rounds is it gonna take for Ben Askren to KO Jake Paul tomorrow ? I say 2— Tim Evitt (@EvittTimothy) April 16, 2021
I definitely gotta see Jake Paul fight Ben Askren tomorrow 😭😂— Galore™ (@HadjiTheUpsettr) April 16, 2021