UFC, Boxing and Celebs React to Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren [WATCH]

Ben Askren, Jake Paul

Getty Jake Paul faced Ben Askren inside a boxing ring on Saturday night.

Superstar Jake Paul did exactly what he said he was going to do against ex-UFC star Ben Askren on Saturday in the main event of the latest Triller Fight Club pay-per-view event. Paul dropped Askren in the first round with a picture-perfect one-two combination, and the fight was stopped. Askren did make it to his feet to beat the count, but the referee jake ultimately judged him unable to continue at 1:59.

You can watch the stunning knockout below.

Here’s a closer look at the knockout.

Here’s a picture of the ending.

Here’s a video of Paul’s post-KO celebration.

Paul, 24, improved to 3-0 with 3 KOs in the sport. Askren, 36, remains 19-2 as an MMA fighter, but he fell to 0-1 as a professional boxer.

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Jake Paul, Logan Paul and Askren React

Both fighters were active on social media during the promotional buildup for the fight, and both stars released comments about the fight after it was over via Twitter.

Paul posted, “HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!”

Askren posted, “Sorry world :(“.

Paul’s older brother Logan Paul also reacted to the fight.

Logan Paul was constantly brought into the promotion through Askren referencing Jake Paul as “Logan Paul’s little brother”.

Logan Paul used this little brother’s stunning win over the ex-UFC star to remind retired boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. that Logan Paul and “Money May” were also supposed to fight a boxing exhibition bout against each other this year.

Logan Paul posted, “.@floydmayweather you see this”.

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More Reactions From UFC, Boxing and Celebs

Retired UFC “champ champ” Daniel Cormier was watching the fight. “DC” posted a video of his reaction to the stunning knockout. Like most of the rest of the MMA community, Cormier was rooting for Askren. In the video, Cormier laughs and says, “Ah, man, this kid punched the s*** out of Ben, man. Come on, Ben. Come on…”.

Snoop Dogg’s reaction was in person at the event. The famed rapper told the YouTuber he was a “bad motherf****” as soon as Paul made his way over to him after his KO victory.

Comedian HaHa Davis posted, “They really letting Jake Paul put people in their final resting place in two rounds”.

Musician Juice Wayne posted, “Please put Jake Paul in the ring with an actual boxer. Ben Askren was squaring up like he learned how to fight yesterday. I’m in awe bro. Take Ben out of every UfC game, revoke all wins, he’s done. Sleep. Donezo”.

Wayne also likened Paul to ex-NBA star Nate Robinson who Paul knocked out in his previous fight.

Renee Paquette expressed sympathy for Askren with a callback to Michael Buffer’s mispronunciation of the fighter’s name.

MMA fighter Juan Adams shared his thoughts about how he was pulling for Askren but sometimes fighters get caught.

And Troydan makes a statement about a previous fight for Askren that was particularly tough, yet Askren survived.

This user expressed how the MMA community might have looked while watching the fight.

Boxing writer Josh Katzowitz reflected likely what some thought about the entire card and main event.

And Chael Sonnen shared his opinion before the main event began and ultimately we’re not sure if he stuck around for it or found a DVD boxed set featuring Lucille Ball.

And finally, one user pointed out the massive missed opportunity by Paul during his ring walk.

Regardless, Paul keeps on winning fights in his chosen sport, and he’s probably the most popular professional boxer in the world right now not named Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao.

The knock on Paul before his bout against Askren was that he had never beaten a real fighter before. His previous two wins were against a YouTuber and a former professional basketball player.

But Askren was a legit fighter, and Paul knocked him out cold. Now, the boxing world waits to see who the brash star calls out next.

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