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

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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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19 apr. 2021




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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.
Tules G
Tules G 12 dagen geleden
Is either Rigged or He us the WORST MMA fighter ever?
J Sam7mann
J Sam7mann Maand geleden
@Revolve! No idea XD
mks Maand geleden
Thanx for the timestamps
Whitney Williamson
Whitney Williamson Dag geleden
Someone said Ben is built like a bag of milk lmfao
Yen Simp
Yen Simp 3 dagen geleden
"I MADE A LOT OF MONEY" Keeps being repeated over and over, this was clearly rigged.
Sean David
Sean David 4 dagen geleden
They cheated him
Mikey Cericola
Mikey Cericola 6 dagen geleden
Stay retired man become a a good trainer and corner man. Get a stable of champion mma fighters.
Micah B.
Micah B. 9 dagen geleden
Nobody likes Ariel.
McTapoutos 9 dagen geleden
Fair enough he took a dive for money but the thing is don't expect to be respected anymore
Tyler Brown
Tyler Brown 10 dagen geleden
Everyone and their grandmother knows that when it comes to overall fighting (not just boxing) Ben is leagues above Paul. The loss isn't embarrassing when you're forced to suppress 90% of your arsenal to appease some kids ego. It was a mercy L for some quick cash and nothing more. Outside a boxing ring Jake knows Ben would twist his body into a pretzel. So its happy to know nobody is taking this fight seriously, including Ben. It was a joke from the start to finish.
NorfStar NOVA
NorfStar NOVA 10 dagen geleden
Funky Ben got robbed!! Early Stoppage
Pacha Koch Silva
Pacha Koch Silva 11 dagen geleden
Helwani whats with the purple nails?
Jesse Lee
Jesse Lee 11 dagen geleden
While in the boxing ring, Askren looked like a lost confused SPED kindergartner stumbling in and out of the bathroom line....
MR LATIN 11 dagen geleden
Longest interview ever
CaRL DJuSTIceD 12 dagen geleden
Hes got one of the most viral KOs ever hehehehe...likeable guy still...goodluck askren
Loui Mane
Loui Mane 13 dagen geleden
Ariel looking like Drake Windows95 version
CN. ST. 13 dagen geleden
Another thing this is telling me, though, is that Tyron is gonna take his fight seriously. And hes probably gonna lose and its gonna be sad.
dannooooooo 13 dagen geleden
lol, that cheerleading segment .. Ariel didn't say anything, just mentioned Woodley in Jakes locker room and BANG, rant commences
Jeff 14 dagen geleden
10 year mma veteran that still boxes like a novice.
Lyndon Agnew
Lyndon Agnew 14 dagen geleden
hey Ariel nice nails
Arn Ashe
Arn Ashe 17 dagen geleden
Ariel is such trash
Kyle 19 dagen geleden
I'd take a fight I knew for a fact I would lose it if I got paid enough
Omni Knight
Omni Knight 20 dagen geleden
Ben never took this fight seriously, he came to the fight after big lunch meal , with his sandals
Dave Clark
Dave Clark 28 dagen geleden
I can’t help but think this was scripted .. there’s no way a punch with boxing gloves stuns Askren like that when boxing lawler with 4oz gloves didn’t stop him
Stone Cold
Stone Cold Maand geleden
This mans ear looks like a testicle
Finguru N
Finguru N Maand geleden
The guy should’ve been more prepared for the fight. Saying that he’s satisfied with his money is simply an excuse for his loss. If he was serious about the fight and actually wanted to make more money, he would have trained hard in order to defeat Jake Paul, which probably is going to bring him more money afterwards.
Taylor Cronin
Taylor Cronin Maand geleden
How much is your self worth...worth?
J Zim
J Zim Maand geleden
This guy is such a joke and LOSER. He came out fat and out of shape and paid severely for it. LOVED IT 🤣
Justin Teligent
Justin Teligent Maand geleden
Askren shouldn’t have done it.
Just. Sa
Just. Sa Maand geleden
Looking back, it's even more embarrassing usually these things get easier... haha
tim morales
tim morales Maand geleden
Helwani is like that aggravating kid that won’t go away that keeps kicking your leg. You just want to smack him in the back of the head.
Alexis Vargas
Alexis Vargas Maand geleden
such a legend
Rafa Maand geleden
jake vs ben mma match
The Weknd
The Weknd Maand geleden
unnecessary loss ben
Nate Stakely
Nate Stakely Maand geleden
Askren wont ever feel the emptiness of losing because he was so darn successful in a sport that turned around (MMA fighters compete in NCAA wrestling gantlet) they could not do it. Its like driving a beater with enough cash in the bank to purchase a Lamborghini. I just smile at the guys in the 75k trucks.
WeezyPuFF Maand geleden
Ben "Donut Slayer" Askren.
Kiernan Wolters
Kiernan Wolters Maand geleden
This man is so dam humble I love it
Isac Joseph
Isac Joseph Maand geleden
From what I read upon this man, he is a freaking legend. 🔥
CryptoSniper101 Maand geleden
He took a dive, you dolts
Pika Poo
Pika Poo Maand geleden
He's a win and lose...ppl expect or seem to think Ben would just fall apart after a loss..he lost he moves on ..big deal...
Jordan Deshong Music Productions
What’s up with his ear
nob nob
nob nob Maand geleden
Humbledddddddd ahhahaha no one respects you askren!!!! Muppet
RitaSparita *
RitaSparita * Maand geleden
How tf did he lose? How much did they pay him🤔🤔🤔
Jamie Luby
Jamie Luby Maand geleden
Ben askren is a winner with the pay cheque he received 👏
funkohatter 4479
funkohatter 4479 Maand geleden
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....
TheOriginalPain18 Maand geleden
23:13 Ariel got nail polish on???
Big City
Big City Maand geleden
didnt ben have to donate his purse to charity
Enterst8 Maand geleden
Let’s say hello to the man that looked like a fat hobbit in his last fight against a NLblockr 😂🤣😅
KY_DRUMMER_GUY Maand geleden
1,000,000 $ to anyone who can find another Askren video with the comment section littered half as many times with the word “admirable”
Scott Wilke
Scott Wilke Maand geleden
Train me. I live in wisco. Would love any info from you.
Joseph N
Joseph N Maand geleden
is that his real ear?
RykerBlake Maand geleden
Ben askren keeps making videos about Jake Paul beating him
erock33 Maand geleden
Laid back dude. You really can't blame him for laying down for that kind of payday.
J.C 512
J.C 512 Maand geleden
The comparison in the Masvidal and Askren post KO interviews is quiet interesting... 🤔
leader540 Maand geleden
16:00-16:20. If you’ve ever trained in combat sports you’ll understand this.
lcasperwsv Maand geleden
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
barry gould
barry gould Maand geleden
Notice Andy Ruiz Jr and Joe Parker were knocked down and got allowed to continue and both won.
barry gould
barry gould Maand geleden
Ban Fake Jake PPV Parasite. We want our real sport back.
Edward Harrison
Edward Harrison Maand geleden
He lost the battle but won the war
Tyler Geary
Tyler Geary Maand geleden
Why tf are his fingernails purple
GuitarDad Maand geleden
Have always been a fan of Ben Askren. This interview proves how solid of a dude he is.
Eleven Maand geleden
i hate you
Arizona Olave
Arizona Olave Maand geleden
He seems so straight up and straight forward. Mad respect
Wildman Samurai
Wildman Samurai Maand geleden
You suck... BOOM!
Samuel Lopes
Samuel Lopes Maand geleden
Ariel's nails .. nobody ? :O 11:57
Eli T
Eli T Maand geleden
Your the man Ben plenty of blessings yoir way
abhineet singh
abhineet singh Maand geleden
I really appreciate Ben. He is a good human being...
Kentucky Fried Children
This must have been the weirdest event in boxing history, well... aside from that Muhammad Ali v Antonio Inoki fight
Codga2001 Maand geleden
He’s a top guy.
Sr Chip
Sr Chip Maand geleden
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 😅💯
Commodo Dragon
Commodo Dragon Maand geleden
38:31 Says his price for "lil' man-b!tch cheerleader is $10mil, meanwhile, he sells out his career legacy for $500k.
gfg brf
gfg brf Maand geleden
fake fight
Notorious Miks
Notorious Miks Maand geleden
Deam hes ear!
Bong Jovi
Bong Jovi Maand geleden
Jake Paul vs Charlie Z... I wanna see that happen
Alec Fortin
Alec Fortin Maand geleden
Bro got boxer boxer ear
Polo Smith
Polo Smith Maand geleden
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
Matt Crammer
Matt Crammer Maand geleden
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 Crammer
Matt Crammer Maand geleden
@Codga2001 but he decided to play act and get knocked out for cash.
Codga2001 Maand geleden
Because he’s not fake, that’s why.
Daveyboy 330
Daveyboy 330 Maand geleden
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 330
Daveyboy 330 Maand geleden
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.
Sapphire City Media Channel
LMAOOOO please someone tell this man to retire and retain his dignity.
Sapphire City Media Channel
@Codga2001 good point
Codga2001 Maand geleden
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.
David Howell
David Howell Maand geleden
Very humble! My man ben.
Albert Gracious
Albert Gracious Maand geleden
Man, Ben Askren is as funny as jake. The part where he talks about Jake's cheerleading squad cracked me up LOL
K moyer
K moyer Maand geleden
Funnier than Jake
lanzo Maand geleden
lol i noticed that Ariel's nails are painted.
Scott Perdomo
Scott Perdomo Maand geleden
Wassup with ariels nails tho🤔
Ryan Rothschild
Ryan Rothschild Maand geleden
Ben is a chill guy, don't critique someone just bcuz they lost even if he was a mma fighter
Levon Darratt
Levon Darratt Maand geleden
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....
Alvaro Rodriguez
Alvaro Rodriguez Maand geleden
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.
David Haroon
David Haroon Maand geleden
The fight seemed very scripted. A professional fighter sticking his chin out like Ben did hmmmmm
Alex Dunhill
Alex Dunhill Maand geleden
cant hate on askren. very honest and open. also would destroy jake in an actual fight.
Lucas Sinfield
Lucas Sinfield Maand geleden
‘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.
Adam S
Adam S Maand geleden
Whats going on with his right ear? Freaking me out
Kai Guy
Kai Guy Maand geleden
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
Donovan Maand geleden
This was a really good interview, Sub'd cheers
Noni Tairi
Noni Tairi Maand geleden
What's wrong with bens ear did jake paul pull a mike tyson and bite ben's ear off lol
Noah Froio
Noah Froio Maand geleden
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.
Gun&Done Maand geleden
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!!!
Dwight Yawg
Dwight Yawg Maand geleden
It sounds like he had no idea how big this was gonna be haha, tbh gained respect for both guys after these interviews
redd tells
redd tells Maand geleden
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 🤔
kumar800 Maand geleden
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.
Gray Maand geleden
Muhaha hahaha *”do you regret”* pffft pfft *the fight* Muhahahha...*he didn’t!* Muhaha too good, stop my stomach hurts, stop.
Adolfo Gonzalez
Adolfo Gonzalez Maand geleden
What integrity? You gained money to fall lol and you lost a lot just by accepting the fight
Dan Berube
Dan Berube Maand geleden
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