Jake Paul’s next 7 opponents after Ben Askren knockout – including Conor McGregor’s fight
This is the news you absolutely didn’t want to wake up to on Sunday morning.
Jake Paul knocked out Ben Askren.
The totally unimaginable YouTube troll has won a questionable victory. Well, questionable due to the shocking condition of Askren, the man who made a small fortune from combat.
Paul might as well have faced a giant teddy bear. Askren certainly collapsed to the ground like he was.
Either way, that brings us to the question we hoped we didn’t have to ask, who could Paul face next?
At the end of the day, until he gets his deserts just to be a big-mouthed jerk, he’s going to keep going.
Here’s who we think are its potential options …
It’s the one we think most of us want to see, just because McGregor absolutely won’t agree to lose to Paul.
Of course, that probably depends on McGregor’s loss to Dustin Poirier later this summer, which means there won’t be much of a future in the UFC for the Notorious.
But we know McGregor is driven by money. We know Paul is hungry for more money. And unfortunately it would sell.
Perhaps a little more realistic than McGregor is the Irishman’s teammate, who himself has said he wants to fight Paul.
“Let me save the MMA community,” he tweeted after seeing Askren embarrass himself.
If McGregor is not available, then Paul will potentially see Danis as the path to him, if he does manage to secure a victory.
Is he a boxer? Is he a billionaire? Is he related to Paris Hilton?
No one seems to know exactly what Fournier is, but he certainly has a mouth. After knocking out a rapper on Paul’s fight sub-map (that’s a line we didn’t think we ever wrote), he called Paul.
One problem, Joe: no one wants to watch this.
Well, that one would make sense, considering Mayweather was supposed to be fighting Paul’s brother Logan.
Mayweather is all about mega-money shows right now and very little could tarnish his boxing heritage – mainly because there’s almost no chance he will lose to either. of the Paul brothers.
In fact, it’s a win-win for both. They will win a ton of money, Mayweather will win and McGregor has proven that even losing to him won’t stop your career from continuing.
But would we be okay with that? Probably not. And it depends on Mayweather, rather than Paul.
Two personalities on screen, but with a bit of boxing pedigree? In fact, it doesn’t seem like the worst idea in the world.
Fury has a bit of a chatterbox himself, considering his brother is the king of trash talk boxing.
They have already exchanged (dis) jokes on social media and with the profile of the two, imagine that will continue in the weeks to come.
In fact, as of this writing, Fury has tweeted: “I’m ready to give people what they want. @Jakepaul)”
Fresh out of the UFC, Woodley is a big name and fits Paul’s bill, which seems to target MMA fighters.
Woodley was in Askren’s corner for the fight this weekend, but would certainly offer a more difficult test for Paul – not least given his knockout power.
Now this is the fight we want to see. No further comment, Your Honor.