UFC World Reacts to ‘Painful’ Paul vs. Askren Triller Event

UFC World Reacts to ‘Painful’ Paul vs. Askren Triller Event


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Jake Paul & Ben Askren

Triller Fight Club had the eyes of the MMA community as former ONE and Bellator welterweight champ Ben Askren was scheduled to box Jake Paul.

And it wasn’t like any MMA event viewers were used to. The biggest talking point was the lack of fights on the Triller Fight Club PPV. The show was filled with commentary and skits from the likes of comedians and artists, as well as musical performances.

In short, the event was more geared toward entertainment and less about actual boxing matches.

Here are some of the best reactions to the Paul vs. Askren event from the UFC world:

Three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen was not impressed with the event.

During the broadcast, Sonnen tweeted, “Triller is painful.”

He continued, “. @triller -Well, So far I’m wishing I’d spent the night watching I LOVE LUCY episodes or hitting my hand w/a hammer.”

Popular MMA journalist Luke Thomas was active on Twitter the entire night bashing the event. For example, Thomas wrote, “Maybe someone will steal my car tonight and I can have an excuse for skipping this. That’d be awesome.”

“I don’t have the market research handy, but I’ll guess Triller’s targeted demo is the loudest, stupidest teens at the mall food court.”

“I’m not really sure what stage of the evening it is anymore, but two fat guys slapped each other until one went unconscious. Now more music.”

During the Frank Mir vs. Steve Cunningham bout, UFC fighter Chase Hooper wrote, “The commentators on Triller are going overboard to the point where it’s taking away from the fight.”

*This aritcle will be updated with more reactions as they come in.

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