YouTube star Jake Paul earned the biggest win of his boxing career on Saturday night, defeating former ONE and Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren via first-round TKO. And now, “The Problem Child” is backing out of a proposed wrestling match with “Funky.”
Last week, Paul confirmed to the media that he and Askren were going to wrestle after their boxing match. The contest would have given Askren a chance to compete in something that he’s highly experienced at, unlike boxing. He’s a world-class wrestler, who competed in the Olympics in 2008 and used his grappling to earn a 19-2 MMA record.
But, Paul is no longer willing to grapple Funky.
Recently taking to Twitter, Paul tweeted, “I doubled Ben Askrens Instagram following within 3 months. Made him the biggest pay day of his life KO’d him in 1 minute And this douchebag still talking s***. Isn’t life funny?”
“What I love about power is having the ability to put people on and choosing not to,” he continued. “Ben and I were supposed to have a wrestling PPV match after their fight which would have easily generated millions of dollars. Im choosing not to do it anymore because he’s a f****** loser.”
What I love about power is having the ability to put people on and choosing not to.
Ben and I were supposed to have a wrestling PPV match after their fight which would have easily generated millions of dollars
Im choosing not to do it anymore because he’s a fucking loser
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) April 21, 2021
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