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But Coker, who promoted Askren during his reign as Bellator welterweight champion, is backing Paul to stop the ex-MMA fighter.
Speaking to MMA Junkie, he said: "I already know who's gonna win that one.
"Ben's a wrestler. Let's put it that way, right?"
He added: "So I think he gets knocked out in a boxing fight. But in an MMA fight, it's a different story."
Askren fired back, referencing his victory over Douglas Lima back in 2012.
"Hey, (Scott Coker), remember when your (welterweight) champ won a round against me? Oh yeah he didn't," he tweeted.
"How have you not got fired yet? You're running Bellator into the ground."
Askren, 36, retired from MMA following his submission defeat to Demian Maia in October 2019.
Though he plans to come out of retirement to face the YouTube star.
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