Ben Askren vs. Jake Paul: How is Twitter preparing for the fight?
The fight is on between two social media heavyweights, Ben Askren & Jake Paul, as they take their rivalry to the cage for a big MMA matchup this weekend.
Jake Paul, a YouTuber, began his MMA fighting career against fellow internet influencer Ali Al Fakri, who Paul defeated in 258 seconds. Now, he goes head-to-head with career MMA fighter Ben Askren. The match was announced last March and will go ahead tomorrow night.
However, Paul isn’t only facing Ben Askren in the ring. He was accused of sexual assault in a twenty-minute video from Justine Paradise, who alleged Paul assaulted her in 2019. Paul denied the claims, and his lawyer released a statement saying Paul will “pursue legal action against those responsible for the defamation of character.”
You really want a @jakepaul v @Benaskren breakdown…?
You know it’s going to be really short, right?
An excitable kid that’s just learning to box, against an old wrestler that’s never been able to box?
It will be a mess (and I’ll definitely be watching!). 😂
— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) April 16, 2021
With the recent allegations and the highly anticipated fight, how will Twitter react? Will they see the Ben Askren matchup as a hero vs. villain saga or a David vs. Goliath underdog story where a content creator needs to prove his worth against a more seasoned foe? Let’s get into the ring and check out what Twitter’s saying.
When I got the call to fight Logan Paul’s little brother I had to go into Rocky Style training! pic.twitter.com/GDunqgLjmh
— Funky (@Benaskren) March 28, 2021
“Why do you wanna fight?”
Pinned to the top of Ben Askren’s Twitter page is a Rocky-style montage of him preparing for the throw-down against Jake Paul. We think calling Paul “Logan Paul’s little brother” are some fighting words!
He’s got the most Cro-Magnon features I’ve ever seen, but I’m here for it. #TeamAskren
— SHAWN DEWEY❼ (@SaintAnthony32) April 10, 2021
Here for the cave-man
Twitter wondered what was up with Ben Askren’s schnozz. His Roman nose is prominent, but it looks like #TeamAskren is here for him on Twitter no matter what his features are.
— Mr Bullshit (@MrBullshiz) April 16, 2021
How Twitter expects the fight to go
One-hit KO? We’ll have to see if Ben Askren delivers tomorrow night.
Seeing an mma fighter lose to Jake Paul is gonna hurt but then again that mma fighter is Ben Askren pic.twitter.com/UsjmjFn1Ps
— ❄️Leon Lucky (@Iceybluecups) April 16, 2021
Team Paul is here
Do they want to see Jake Paul win, or do they just want to see Ben Askren lose?
Ben Askren has said that if people pay more money than what he makes to fight Jake Paul in a go fund me that he will guillotine him in the fight😂😂 pic.twitter.com/ub5PBbtlcd
— FFJ MMA💎 (@fufujan1) April 15, 2021
Any MMA stan knows pay-per-view is a thing, but what about pay-per-moves? Looks like Ben Askren is setting up a GoFundMe to throw down some serious hurt on Jake Paul.
Jake Paul practicing the coveted “Airplane weeee” technique ahead of his bout with Ben Askren pic.twitter.com/tegfuRM01Q
— eric bischoff (@SmeshParker) April 14, 2021
Airplane go WHEEE!
We (barely) remember doing this move when we were toddlers.
As a former boxer I don’t call boxers bums. It’s disrespectful and discrediting to the hours of sacrifice they put in during their life. In saying that, Jake Paul and Ben Askren are not boxers so the term bumfight will be used accordingly
— BoxStory – Rak Noble (@boxstory_rkm) April 16, 2021
If this isn’t the illest diss against Ben Askren & Jake Paul, we don’t know what is.
Rating my interest level in Ben Askren vs Jake Paul for this week’s panel brought me to some hard truths. https://t.co/9dT7Ori5eW pic.twitter.com/d2dKQHbkMw
— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) April 16, 2021
What have we become?
This tweet makes us question . . . what are we doing here?
I will go to Olive Garden for the first time in my life and live stream my entire dining experience in that half of restaurant if Jake Paul beats Ben Askren on Saturday night..that’s how confident I am. In Ben we Trust #VTP
— FitVic (@vcr413) April 15, 2021
That is one strong bet
And one strong swipe at the Olive Garden.
Me if Jake Paul knocks out Ben Askren pic.twitter.com/ad8YqYVMAm
— Alexis (@TheStampedeMMA) April 16, 2021
Twitter has so much confidence in Ben Askren, they’re pulling out the Tiger King memes.
Caution Ahead! @Benaskren @jakepaul pic.twitter.com/xnRMYJfZM5
— Mike Miller (@daclown81) April 16, 2021
Those are fighting words!
Freddie Roach: ‘When Ben Askren knocks Jake Paul on his ass… YouTube will have itself a new most-viewed video highlight’ https://t.co/foSe67hh4C pic.twitter.com/RFPgadtA2r
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) April 16, 2021
We smell a viral video coming on with several remixes.
Who are you rooting for in the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren matchup? Let us know in the comments!