YouTube star Jake Paul takes on the former UFC welterweight Ben Askren in a boxing match. This fight headlines the next PPV by triller and has managed to gather the attention of the masses.
The weigh-in ceremony for the Ben Askren vs Jake Paul was exciting, to say the least, Jake Paul showed up with a mascot. Ben Askren showed up with a “Beer Belly”, weighing in at 191 lbs. The ceremony was also graced by the presence of Michael Buffer and the former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley.
The mascot with Jake Paul was not the most unusual thing during the weigh-in and the fans seemed quite okay with it. The Problem Child unknowingly imitating Conor McGregor. And the fans did not like that at all as they criticize Paul on Twitter for imitating the UFC star.
While on the scale Paul screamed to intimidate Askren. This certainly reminds us of the weigh-in for Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather where McGregor screamed like he always does during the weigh-ins. Besides that, Jake Paul’s stance was during the face-off was quite similar to the Karate stance of Conor McGregor during the weigh-ins.
The MMA fans reacted to Jake Paul’s impersonation of Conor McGregor with the following tweets.
Jake Paul has a poster of Conor McGregor doing the same pose in his room pic.twitter.com/az9ururkPT
— SamMMA🇨🇦👹 (@SamPixelsMMA) April 16, 2021
It’s embarrassing how bad Jake Paul wants to be Conor McGregor. Ben Askren, do the entire planet proud and beat this fool. pic.twitter.com/SmzJEV5gjI
— Sobervated Conor 🥃 (Fan of Conor McGregor) (@SobervatedConor) April 16, 2021
Will Jake Paul vs Conor McGregor ever happen?
Paul might not be an elite boxer. But he knows how to sell a fight. He is the ultimate heel character in the game right now. He has called out numerous MMA fighters including the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping, and the list goes on.
Though Paul is fighting Ben Askren next he certainly has his sights set on a mega-fight with Conor McGregor. So far the former UFC champion has not shown any interest in this fight. But, if Jake Paul manages to secure a few huge wins following the fight against Ben Askren and builds a name for himself in the world of combat sports then Conor McGregor might entertain the idea to take on Paul in a boxing fight.