To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK
Advert

People Are Wandering How Ben Askren Got Knocked Out By Jake Paul When He Survived His Punishing UFC Debut

Published 
| Last updated 

People Are Wandering How Ben Askren Got Knocked Out By Jake Paul When He Survived His Punishing UFC Debut

People are trying to figure out how Ben Askren got knocked out by Jake Paul when he survived Robbie Lawler's vicious onslaught in his UFC debut.

Loading…

The YouTube star floored the former MMA fighter with a single punch with the referee calling off the contest.

Advert

Askren, who was known for his toughness and durability during his heyday, succumbed to Paul's power - lasting just 1 minute and 59 seconds in the ring.

His inability to stick with Paul raised some eyebrows among some fight fans who brought up his Octagon debut at UFC 235 in March 2019.

Advert

Askren, unbeaten in MMA at the time, faced Lawler following a successful career having captured the Bellator and ONE welterweight titles.

He survived a huge scare as he somehow overcame Lawler's punishment to submit him moments later in a stunning sequence which will go down in UFC history.

Lawler absolutely pummeled Askren with heavy punches and elbows from a dominant position after slamming him on his head.

He miraculously pulled through before scoring a sensational come-from-behind victory.

Advert
Advert

Speaking after his fight with Paul, the 36-year-old poked fun at himself when discussing the ridicule he's set to receive following his KO defeat.

"I got knocked out by Jake Paul. Its f**king embarrassing," he said.

Advert

Asked about what's next, he replied: "I don't really give a sh*t.

"There's some pizza waiting in my hotel room, I'm going to go eat that, I'm going to fly home and hang out with my kids tomorrow."

Featured Image Credit: Triller/UFC

Topics: Ben Askren, Boxing News, UFC News, Boxing, Jake Paul, Fight News, UFC

Nasir Jabbar
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Football

Declan Rice was told "F**k me, you’ve improved" by David Moyes after West Ham return

27 minutes ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Nottingham Forest agree stunning £44.5m deal for Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White

19 hours ago