Jake Paul is training with Jorge Masvidal for his upcoming boxing match against Ben Askren, which sounds about as dumb as every other thing Paul has done because flying knees are not permitted in the “sweet science” and “Gamebred” only got five seconds of cage time to glean insight into his “Funky” opponent.
Then again, who wouldn’t want to train with a legend like Masvidal?
“We’re here in Miami training,” Paul told ESPN MMA. “I wanted to channel Masvidal’s energy since he’s in Florida. I’m linking up with Masvidal tomorrow. He’s gonna help me train for this fight and hopefully I can knock Ben out faster than Masvidal did. I know it seems like a lofty goal but if I can get under 4.9 seconds then I can break his record.”
Askren will counter by training with former UFC champ Anthony Pettis.
Paul was also pushing for a fight against UFC megastar Conor McGregor while fielding callouts from Bellator welterweight Dillon Danis. How the YouTube personality settled on Askren for their upcoming boxing match is unknown, but it’s no secret “Funky” had some of the worst stand-up in MMA.
I guess we’ll find out on April 17.