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