The highly anticipated boxing bout between YouTuber Jake Paul and former Bellator and ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren finally went down Saturday night on Triller Fight Club. And “The Problem Child” earned the biggest win of his boxing journey, defeating Askren in the first round via TKO.
A narrative going into the bout was UFC president Dana White’s confidence in Askren to beat Paul. During an episode of Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson, White said he would bet $1 million that “Funky” would get his hand raised over the YouTube star.
The comment gained the attention of Paul, who tweeted last month, “Dana let’s double the bet up! $2 Million. We wire the money into escrow. $4 million total. Winner takes all. My team will be in touch to make a contract. After I knockout Ben, we can set up Jake Paul Vs. Dana White 2021 since you consider yourself a “Boxer” and me a ‘YouTuber.’”
Triller CEO Ryan Kavanaugh also reacted to White’s bet, saying that along with Snoop Dogg and Triller co-owner Bobby Sarnevesht, he would bet $10 million on Paul defeating Askren.
Snoop Dogg said, via The Ring, “Is Dana White man enough to put his money where his mouth is? Jake Paul will win.”‘
Snoop Dogg worked as a commentator for the event and is also a part-owner of Triller. So after Paul got his hand raised and the Triller Fight Club event came to a close, Snoop Dogg yelled into the mic, “Dana White, where my money at?”
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