It is final, that YouTuber Jake Paul has locked horns with the former UFC star Ben Askren. According to the Triller page, the Main Event kicks off at around 9 pm EDT on April 17. The upcoming bout between the two did not just gain fans’ attention, but also revealed some ‘interesting’ friendships between Ben Askren and Dana White. Furthermore, the promoter looks forward to putting his money on Ben Askren.
The UFC promoter and ‘Funky’ used to be poles apart previously. Fortunately, the tables have turned and Dana and Ben are now close friends. The friendship provided the president, the confidence to bet $1 million dollars on Ben beating Jake Paul.
Replying to that, 36-year-old said, “Yeah, that was probably the last person that I would guess would have done that but I guess I’ll give it a thumbs up.” Ben Askren respects Dana’s decision and looks forward to not make the promoter lose his money.
Ben Askren and Dana White’s friendship
In an interview with ESPN, the fighter spoke to ESPN MMA’s Marc Raimondi following his press conference with Jake Paul to promote their boxing match on April 17. Askren confirmed being friends with the UFC president Dana White, who is betting $1 million on him to win the match.
Despite the fighter is most famous for being KO’d by UFC superstar Jorge Masvidal in five seconds, and retiring early due to carrying several chronic long-term injuries, White has faith in the American retired professional mixed martial artist.
Benjamin revealed Dana’s having his back on this, says, “it’s very interesting, I did not see it coming. I was very uh, you know I kind of got permission from her Campbell and then when Dana called me, like oh danger tell me don’t do it or you can’t do it and then he was like kick his ass. I was like oh great, this is awesome.”
The fighter did not expect this from Dana. As he is the promoter of the entire roaster and has Ben Askren’s back, it surprised the 36-year-old fighter. Furthermore, the fighter hopes to land some big punches. Returning after a while, Ben Askren will make sure everyone remembers it.
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