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Robert Whittaker Says He'd Fight Jake Paul For Less Money Than What Ben Askren Got Paid

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Robert Whittaker Says He'd Fight Jake Paul For Less Money Than What Ben Askren Got Paid

Robert Whittaker has admitted he'd be more than happy to fight Jake Paul.

And on top of that, he's even willing to fight him for A LOT less money than what Ben Askren got paid.

Credit: Instagram/@jakepaul
Credit: Instagram/@jakepaul

Both Whittaker and Paul featured heavily in an action-packed weekend of combat sports.

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Aussie fan favourite Whittaker put his name back in UFC middleweight title contention with a dominant win over Kelvin Gastelum.

As for Paul, he knocked out former mixed martial artist Ben Askren in the very first round of their highly-anticipated boxing match.

Heading into the bout, it was pretty well documented that former UFC star Askren would be walking away on the night with a pocket full of cash.

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To be exact, he reportedly earned a whopping US$500,000 for his 119 seconds in the ring - and that's not taking into consideration his sponsorships or pay-per-view percentages from Triller.

So when asked by MMA reporters whether he'd box Paul for half-a-million dollars, the former UFC champ had one simple answer.

"Yeah, I'd fight him for less," he said.

Whittaker impressed A LOT of people with his performance against Gastelum. Credit: UFC ANZ / SPORTbible Australia
Whittaker impressed A LOT of people with his performance against Gastelum. Credit: UFC ANZ / SPORTbible Australia
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Whittaker's response was met with a chorus of giggles from the media.

At first, the Aussie seemed rather surprised to hear that Paul had knocked out Askren.

"Yeah? Did he?" he asked.

"Ben Askren's not known for his boxing, is he?

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"But good on him. He's doing his thing. Good on him."

Since his victory over Askren fight fans have been calling for Paul to step up and take on a different calibre of athlete, but Whittaker might be a step too far.

Can't imagine that bout would last particularly long either.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@robwhittakermma

Topics: Ben Askren, Robert Whittaker, Boxing, Jake Paul, Jake Paul vs Ben Askren, UFC, Australia, MMA

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