Jake Paul was not facing Nate Robinson this time, but a decorated MMA fighter and the result was the same.
Paul, a YouTube sensation, knocked out Ben Askren in the first round of their pay-per-view match on Saturday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta with a right right hand to the head.
The Triller Fight Club event was broadcast on FITE.tv for $ 49.99, and the match for the main event lasted less than two minutes.
The suspension was in question. Askren, 36, wanted to continue, but referee Brian Stuts said he was out of shape to fight and he was stopped at 1:59.
Askren – who holds a 19-2-0 (one no race) record in the UFC – didn’t look crushed after the loss. He was shown walking behind the scenes smiling after the fight and was apparently in a good mood after making $ 500,000 in announced pay for the match, according to CBS Sports.
The 24-year-old Paul ̵
“This is the craziest moment of my life,” said Paul, who did push-ups in the ring after the win. “I told everyone I would do it in the first round. I told you I was a real fighter. I don’t know how many times I have to prove that this is true.
“It’s been four months, I’ve been to training camp every day. I deserve this s – t. I don’t know how many times I have to prove that this is true.
Paul, a showman who took a stun from Kevin Owens in a match for WrestleMania 37 last week, won’t have these top fighters shiver in their boots, judging by their reactions on Twitter.
Nate Robinson, who was the subject of his fight with Paul, actually has the right to brag to last the longest in the ring against the star on YouTube. The former Nick and NBA champion in slam-dunk was knocked out in the second round of his match on November 28.