BEN ASKREN SHUTS DOWN RUMORS JAKE PAUL FIGHT WAS “RIGGED” FOR HIM TO LOSE
HE MET A SWIFT END.
A rapid first-round KO saw Paul advance to a 3-0 record with Askren forced back into retirement.
Was the fight rigged all along? Footage soon emerged that showed Askren happily leaving the arena mere moments after the knockout.
As a result, many began to speculate that he may have ‘taken a dive’ for a quick paycheck.
- BEN ASKREN
I’m not destitute and poor. What do I gain by that? The answer is nothing, I think I would actually lose a lot. That’s not something that would ever cross my mind.
Throughout his entire MMA career, he “wanted” his opponents to throw that same strike in order to set up an “easy” takedown.
While it was a “highly embarrassing” result, Askren walks away with no regrets now that it’s all said and done.