The YouTube star floored the former MMA fighter with a single punch with the referee calling off the contest.
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.
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.
You're telling me Ben Askren survived this but his fight with Jake Paul got stopped after getting knocked down once? pic.twitter.com/ZBENDEKTQb- CrispyTweets (@tweets_crispy) April 18, 2021
So you're telling me Ben Askren got knocked out by Jake Paul in 1 minute and managed to win this fight? pic.twitter.com/oqAdW2Fyqe- Ξ (@_xyne) April 18, 2021
Ben Askren won this fight btw, this Jake Paul fight was 100% fake. Y'all some fools pic.twitter.com/rKnRpbjHD7- [email protected] The Bulls Fan (@Foreverbulls1) April 18, 2021
Askren ate these blows but got knocked out by 1 Jake Paul punch lmaooo pic.twitter.com/lHejwi8KGi- LakeShowYo (@LakeShowYo) April 18, 2021
pic.twitter.com/uoMeUqltZc- ChelCat (@ChelCat2) April 18, 2021
It took Jake Paul one clean punch to knock out Ben Askren who took about 20 shots from Robbie Lawler and wasn't knocked out..
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.
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."
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