Ben Askren on his loss to Jake Paul, whether he regrets taking fight | Ariel Helwani's MMA Show

19. april. 2021
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Ben Askren joins Ariel Helwani's MMA Show to discuss his TKO loss vs. Jake Paul.
0:00 Ben Askren discusses his loss to Jake Paul.
1:57 Does he regret taking the fight?
3:00 If he's more embarrassed about this than the Jorge Masvidal fight.
5:23 If his opinions about Paul have changed after the fight.
6:50 Did he train for the fight and is he bothered by people insinuating he didn't?
9:40 His reaction to people saying it was rigged.
11:54 How the fight came about after his retirement.
13:19 Whether he thought about using some MMA skills.
15:07 Anything he wishes he did differently?
16:51 How Paul's power compares to other shots Askren has taken.
20:07 What was going through his mind when he got to the arena.
23:01 On the Pete Davidson situation.
26:12 Did he go back and watch the fight?
28:27 On the size of the ring.
30:35 Whether this was bigger than anything he's been a part of.
32:01 Why do people care so much about Paul's boxing?
33:05 On Nate Robinson reaching out to him.
34:19 Whom Paul should fight next.
35:43 Whether he made more with this fight than any night in his MMA career.
37:08 On Paul's "cheerleading squad."
38:50 Where he ranks among the greatest U.S. wrestlers ever.
40:00 Is he worried this will be his legacy?
41:44 How he learned to handle defeat.
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  • 0:00​ Ben Askren discusses his loss to Jake Paul. 1:57​ Does he regret taking the fight? 3:00​ If he's more embarrassed about this than the Jorge Masvidal fight. 5:23​ If his opinions about Paul have changed after the fight. 6:50​ Did he train for the fight and is he bothered by people insinuating he didn't? 9:40​ His reaction to people saying it was rigged. 11:54​ How the fight came about after his retirement. 13:19​ Whether he thought about using some MMA skills. 15:07​ Anything he wishes he did differently? 16:51​ How Paul's power compares to other shots Askren has taken. 20:07​ What was going through his mind when he got to the arena. 23:01​ On the Pete Davidson situation. 26:12​ Did he go back and watch the fight? 28:27​ On the size of the ring. 30:35​ Whether this was bigger than anything he's been a part of. 32:01​ Why do people care so much about Paul's boxing? 33:05​ On Nate Robinson reaching out to him. 34:19​ Whom Paul should fight next. 35:43​ Whether he made more with this fight than any night in his MMA career. 37:08​ On Paul's "cheerleading squad." 38:50​ Where he ranks among the greatest U.S. wrestlers ever. 40:00​ Is he worried this will be his legacy? 41:44​ How he learned to handle defeat.

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    • @Revolve! No idea XD

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      CLAN ISSO OFICIALCLAN ISSO OFICIAL14 dager siden
    • Thanx for the timestamps

      mksmks14 dager siden
    • I like Ben Askren, are you ready stand-up type of guy.

      LJ WrightLJ Wright15 dager siden
  • This man is so dam humble I love it

    Kiernan WoltersKiernan Wolters12 timer siden
  • From what I read upon this man, he is a freaking legend. 🔥

    Isac JosephIsac Joseph23 timer siden
  • He took a dive, you dolts

    CryptoSniper101CryptoSniper101Dag siden
  • He's a fighter..you win and lose...ppl expect or seem to think Ben would just fall apart after a loss..he lost he moves on ..big deal...

    Pika PooPika Poo2 dager siden
  • What’s up with his ear

    Jordan Deshong Music ProductionsJordan Deshong Music Productions2 dager siden
  • Humbledddddddd ahhahaha no one respects you askren!!!! Muppet

    nob nobnob nob2 dager siden
  • How tf did he lose? How much did they pay him🤔🤔🤔

    RitaSparita *RitaSparita *2 dager siden
  • Ben askren is a winner with the pay cheque he received 👏

    Jamie LubyJamie Luby2 dager siden
  • It's was fixed he did it for the pay.... look how happy he looked after the fight, one thing that was positive was that he got his payday, you are a joke to mma world and jake Paul is making the boxing world look like a joke.... Ben should be saying sorry to all the fans in boxing and mma,getting paid to lose is joke....

    funkohatter 4479funkohatter 44794 dager siden
  • 23:13 Ariel got nail polish on???

    TheOriginalPain18TheOriginalPain184 dager siden
  • didnt ben have to donate his purse to charity

    Big CityBig City4 dager siden
  • Let’s say hello to the man that looked like a fat hobbit in his last fight against a NOtownr 😂🤣😅

    Enterst8Enterst84 dager siden
  • 1,000,000 $ to anyone who can find another Askren video with the comment section littered half as many times with the word “admirable”

    KY_DRUMMER_GUYKY_DRUMMER_GUY4 dager siden
  • Train me. I live in wisco. Would love any info from you.

    Scott WilkeScott Wilke5 dager siden
  • is that his real ear?

    Joseph NJoseph N5 dager siden
  • Ben askren keeps making videos about Jake Paul beating him

    RykerBlakeRykerBlake5 dager siden
  • Laid back dude. You really can't blame him for laying down for that kind of payday.

    erock33erock336 dager siden
  • The comparison in the Masvidal and Askren post KO interviews is quiet interesting... 🤔

    J.C 512J.C 5126 dager siden
  • 16:00-16:20. If you’ve ever trained in combat sports you’ll understand this.

    Dylan DixonDylan Dixon6 dager siden
  • Boxers are smart they don't come to mma because they know the money isn't big enough to get beat up that bad I don't care who the boxer is put him in the ring with the same weight class ufc fighter and he will lose

    lcasperwsvlcasperwsv6 dager siden
  • Notice Andy Ruiz Jr and Joe Parker were knocked down and got allowed to continue and both won.

    barry gouldbarry gould6 dager siden
  • Ban Fake Jake PPV Parasite. We want our real sport back.

    barry gouldbarry gould6 dager siden
  • He lost the battle but won the war

    Edward HarrisonEdward Harrison6 dager siden
  • Why tf are his fingernails purple

    Tyler GearyTyler Geary6 dager siden
  • Have always been a fan of Ben Askren. This interview proves how solid of a dude he is.

    GuitarDadGuitarDad6 dager siden
  • i hate you

    ElevenEleven6 dager siden
  • He seems so straight up and straight forward. Mad respect

    Arizona OlaveArizona Olave6 dager siden
  • You suck... BOOM!

    Wildman SamuraiWildman Samurai6 dager siden
  • Ben asscream definitely racking up some of the most embarrassing KO losses ever 🙉

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  • Ariel's nails .. nobody ? :O 11:57

    Samuel LopesSamuel Lopes7 dager siden
  • Your the man Ben plenty of blessings yoir way

    Eli TEli T7 dager siden
  • I really appreciate Ben. He is a good human being...

    abhineet singhabhineet singh7 dager siden
  • This must have been the weirdest event in boxing history, well... aside from that Muhammad Ali v Antonio Inoki fight

    Kentucky Fried ChildrenKentucky Fried Children7 dager siden
  • He’s a top guy.

    Codga2001Codga20017 dager siden
  • Looks to me that this fight was pointless but both men got paid. Ben did in fact get up but its boxing rules, what they say is a knock out its a knock out even if ur not literally knocked out 😅💯

    E.D.S GamingE.D.S Gaming8 dager siden
  • 38:31 Says his price for "lil' man-b!tch cheerleader is $10mil, meanwhile, he sells out his career legacy for $500k.

    Commodo DragonCommodo Dragon8 dager siden
  • fake fight

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  • Deam hes ear!

    Notorious MiksNotorious Miks8 dager siden
  • Jake Paul vs Charlie Z... I wanna see that happen

    Bong JoviBong Jovi8 dager siden
  • Bro got boxer boxer ear

    Alec FortinAlec Fortin8 dager siden
  • At the end of the day Ben I’m still a fan and you got paid a lots of money enjoy it with your family and kids it is what it is

    Polo SmithPolo Smith8 dager siden
  • Ben askren was paid that's all he cares about. He does not care because he has no legacy. Shame. Making mockery of real fighters. Why not go to WWE and live fake.

    Matt CrammerMatt Crammer8 dager siden
    • @Codga2001 but he decided to play act and get knocked out for cash.

      Matt CrammerMatt Crammer7 dager siden
    • Because he’s not fake, that’s why.

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  • I think personally, That shot was staged by both camps. Paul needed to win this to stay relevant and have a huge payday coming next. Askren was happy to take a dive cuz he's not relevant and 2 minutes for half mil?? And It was a cheek shot, not on the chin yet askren went down like a sack of potatoes, took his time getting up, acted wobbly for the ref to make it look legit and everybody won. Except combat Sports.

    Daveyboy 330Daveyboy 3308 dager siden
  • Google Askrens net worth and it's $500,000 LOL. I wonder if that was before or after the fight. It was just a ratings novelty and askren treated it that way.

    Daveyboy 330Daveyboy 3308 dager siden
  • LMAOOOO please someone tell this man to retire and retain his dignity.

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    • @Codga2001 good point

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    • He is retired. Paul called up to offer him half a million to take a fight at a few months notice. He’s not a good striker but a great wrestler.

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  • Very humble! My man ben.

    David HowellDavid Howell8 dager siden
  • Man, Ben Askren is as funny as jake. The part where he talks about Jake's cheerleading squad cracked me up LOL

    Albert GraciousAlbert Gracious8 dager siden
    • Funnier than Jake

      K moyerK moyer7 dager siden
  • lol i noticed that Ariel's nails are painted.

    lanzolanzo8 dager siden
  • Wassup with ariels nails tho🤔

    Scott PerdomoScott Perdomo8 dager siden
  • Ben is a chill guy, don't critique someone just bcuz they lost even if he was a mma fighter

    Ryan RothschildRyan Rothschild9 dager siden
  • Ben has the ultimate soccer player mentality.....they win they loose...they talk about it..back to the next game..even the look and mannerism is that of a European soccer player ...focused on the ball....

    Levon DarrattLevon Darratt9 dager siden
  • Bottom-line is that Askren, even in his young age, has already lived and experienced more than most people do in a lifetime. Sometimes things just don't go your way. It happens to those who try.

    Alvaro RodriguezAlvaro Rodriguez9 dager siden
  • The fight seemed very scripted. A professional fighter sticking his chin out like Ben did hmmmmm

    David HaroonDavid Haroon9 dager siden
  • cant hate on askren. very honest and open. also would destroy jake in an actual fight.

    Alex DunhillAlex Dunhill9 dager siden
  • ‘How are you feeling about everything that happened on Saturday Night?’ ‘Obviously, it wasn’t ideal..’ Love that he just doesn’t care, secured the bag for his family.

    Lucas SinfieldLucas Sinfield9 dager siden
  • Whats going on with his right ear? Freaking me out

    Adam SAdam S9 dager siden
  • I hope Ben gets to see this comment. Being a better person is so much more valuable than being a better boxer or mma fighter and you are definitely a better person

    Kai GuyKai Guy9 dager siden
  • This was a really good interview, Sub'd cheers

    DonovanDonovan9 dager siden
  • What's wrong with bens ear did jake paul pull a mike tyson and bite ben's ear off lol

    Noni TairiNoni Tairi9 dager siden
  • Look, the reality is, Jake Paul is going to get very badly hurt someday soon. It is 100% on him, I just hope for his health and safety, once that happens, he will give up his wanna-be tough guy persona and does not let his pride cause him irreparable damage. But that is Jake's call.

    Noah FroioNoah Froio9 dager siden
  • Ben doesn’t have to be embarrassed about anything. He took up a fight that was completely out of his element and even though he lost, he lost graciously and in humble fashion. If anyone should be embarrassed, it should be Jake Paul for cherry picking. But still I give credit to Jake Paul and his brother though for trying to revive the dying sport of boxing in a sense that they’re bringing more attention to the sport (even if it’s like a circus or a mockery). They seem serious in this sport so I know they aren’t mocking or ruining the sport of boxing like some would think. But in this particular fight, I give ALL the credit to Mr Ben Askren for being a good role model for all to see when it comes to being humble and never giving up or giving in even when you don’t meet the expectations of the people. You just simply get up, dust off the dirt, and keep moving forward in a positive manner. Well done Ben!!!

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  • It sounds like he had no idea how big this was gonna be haha, tbh gained respect for both guys after these interviews

    Dwight YawgDwight Yawg10 dager siden
  • he's only trained boxing 11 fkn weeks hip surgery, mma fighting for a decade I'm seeing a pattern emerge of who Jake Paul picks to fight 🤔

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  • Ben Askren's problem is that he completely disrespected his opponent and the fight, he convinced himself it was going to be a cake walk. No matter who you are remember a fight is a fight.

    kumar800kumar80010 dager siden
  • Muhaha hahaha *”do you regret”* pffft pfft *the fight* Muhahahha...*he didn’t!* Muhaha too good, stop my stomach hurts, stop.

    GrayGray10 dager siden
  • What integrity? You gained money to fall lol and you lost a lot just by accepting the fight

    Adolfo GonzalezAdolfo Gonzalez10 dager siden
  • Well I will say he can take a dive! He continued the corruption of the boxing community. He got paid and he increased his popularity. He played everyone

    Dan BerubeDan Berube10 dager siden
  • You have to convince the ref you are ok.. Ben wanted out is a quitter with no heart and his body shows no discipline..I would never send my kid to his camp.

    Kevin FeeKevin Fee10 dager siden
  • I still think Ben is a cool guy, hes just chillin'.

    Qrit__91Qrit__9110 dager siden
  • askren is super smart

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  • Remember ufc guys are underpaid. Middle of the pack guys aren't millionaires. So good for him for taking the bag

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  • Man his ear looks bad.

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  • Why the painted finger nails Ariel lol

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  • Is that Jake Paul's testicle hanging on his ear?

    Jeff KendelJeff Kendel11 dager siden
  • Ben Askren sucks

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  • I would take the fight also 1 min and take a nap and wake up 500k rich...good busines..

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  • He did the Paul fight for the money only. He looked like a complete buffoon out there.

    Dave BakerDave Baker11 dager siden
  • Ben Howard - Sorry Kid

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  • BEN ASKIEEWW

    LuciferMorningstarLuciferMorningstar11 dager siden
    • Guy lost a fight but won A LOT of fans and noone even cares he lost, got 500k. Who the real winner is?

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  • This guy has learned to lose - especially now that he knows his legacy is in tatters

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    • He’s valid

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  • I was going to watch this until I saw how many advertisements there are. Phuck the UFC seriously though, Dana is a giant chode and doesn't pay the people who make him money. The PPV is still $60 right you greedy pricks.

    Drumpf ToddDrumpf Todd11 dager siden
  • He can't possibly hear out of that right ear...

    loganrusso39loganrusso3911 dager siden
  • Wrestling is a great character building sport, win or lose it teaches you a LOT about yourself, what motivates you and if you have the stomach for the fight.

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  • i didn't even see the fight but from what i am gathering basically the ref saved jake and jake was worried to death that he was about to get destroyed. if jake actually fights a real boxer he is going to lose badly. ben seems like a really great guy.

    MoeSlislackMoeSlislack11 dager siden
  • Ben Askren - Good dude, opposite of a wanker. Jake Paul - Complete wanker.

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  • The fact that he doesn't have an ego doesn't excuse that fact that he didn't train hard enough for this. This guy wanted to fight Khabib at one point. What a clown.

    Draco WolfeDraco Wolfe11 dager siden
  • can anybody confirm the rumor that Michael Buffer purposely mispronounced Bens last name to notify Ben that the fix was in?

    WroughtIronMGTOWWroughtIronMGTOW11 dager siden
  • I wonder if Helwani has read all those books behind him,

    Tyler DurdenTyler Durden11 dager siden
  • I meannnn In a fight with all there skills put to the test ben would spread them cheeks and choke him out 😂

    Jeanette GonzalezJeanette Gonzalez11 dager siden
  • BEN ASKREN IS A EMBARRASSMENT FIRST ROUND KO TO A NOtownR

    FloodwatersFloodwaters11 dager siden
  • bruh, Askren's quotes are so inspirational and words to live by.

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  • Once you get past the initial sting and embarassment of this loss you realize Askren just made possibly the easiest 500k ever.

    bocoy noiubocoy noiu11 dager siden
  • You lost to a youtuber bro....

    Morbid DuffMorbid Duff12 dager siden
    • @bocoy noiu ya but still, a Paul brother out of any one else in the world it had to be him....

      Morbid DuffMorbid Duff11 dager siden
    • basically a pay day

      bocoy noiubocoy noiu11 dager siden
  • Doesn't like weed. Ok now I am happy he got knocked out.

    Beetle JuiceBeetle Juice12 dager siden
  • He’s valid

    zac kingzac king12 dager siden
  • Guy lost a fight but won A LOT of fans and noone even cares he lost, got 500k. Who the real winner is?

    Stan3kStan3k12 dager siden
  • Whats up with his ear?

    mathew cuthbertmathew cuthbert12 dager siden
  • Ben Question.... Did you ever attend an WCW matches? I'm about 98% sure this is you in a purple shirt in the front row of a match between Holk Hogan and RIC Flair

    Jason SchillerJason Schiller12 dager siden
  • Ariel ask him some horrible questions and he looks like he is really enjoying saying things like "you were done' love to see him on a ring with Nate Diaz

    Javed AkhtarJaved Akhtar12 dager siden
    • Ariel and his tribe have no honor or shame.

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