Ben Askren admitted ‘it’s f***ing embarrassing’ as he reflected on his first-round loss to YouTuber Jake Paul.
The former UFC welterweight was knocked out after two minutes following a one-two combination.
Askren was subject to ridicule online as he was stopped by the social media star – but later admitted it was justifiable.
He said: “It’s probably deserved. I got knocked out by Jake Paul, it’s f***ing embarrassing.”
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Paul moved to 3-0 in his professional boxing career, all by KO and celebrated with rapper Snoop Dogg, who also commentated.
He said: “Just a couple of years ago, my teachers were making fun of me in class, telling me I can’t do nothing, telling me I wasn’t smart.
“My schoolmates making fun of me. I used to landscape. I just had a dream and I chased it and I worked hard.
“To think that I’m standing here next to these legends, these legends right here, it’s unbelievable.”