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Ben Askren's 'Super Awkward' Boxing Technique Worries Fans Ahead Of Jake Paul Fight

Ben Askren's 'Super Awkward' Boxing Technique Worries Fans Ahead Of Jake Paul Fight

UFC fans are worried for Askren.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar

Is Ben Askren trolling us or is his boxing technique really this bad? Well, fight fans are unsure and a bit worried ahead of his bout against Jake Paul.

Former UFC contender Askren returns to competitive action to face Paul in a boxing contest on April 17.

He'll make his boxing debut in a little over two months as he welcomes the YouTube star back to the squared circle.

And Askren's supporters have expressed some concern after he uploaded a clip of his striking.

'Funky' was gifted a custom-made heavy bag with Paul's mug plastered on the front of it along with other equipment ahead of his boxing debut.

But his technique and stance left a lot to be desired as he pummeled the heavy bag with a series of punches.

He shared a video of his striking, accompanied with the caption: "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, hot damn that face is ugly!!!"

Is Askren playing mind games or is he being for real? Social media couldn't tell.

One joked: "Everybody talking all this stuff about Askrens striking, but what I see is a super awkward striking style that will confuse the f**k out of Jake Paul."

A second speculated: "Even someone that can't box wouldn't hit a heavy bag like that, I think there's a bit of mind games going on here."

A third added: "I wonder why he picked the worst striker in MMA history? Ben Askren's striking makes Royce Gracie look like Bruce Lee!"

Another wrote: "THE UFC IS F**KED."

Askren hasn't fought since his submission defeat to Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night back in October 2019.

As for Paul, he's coming off a huge knockout victory over Nate Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson's comeback.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Is Askren in for a long night against Paul? Let us know what you think.

Featured Image Credit: Ben Askren

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