Bellator chief Scott Coker considers former league champion and ex-UFC fighter Ben Askren an underdog in a boxing match against all-star YouTuber Jake Paul. Despite the fact that the video blogger before that had only two fights according to the rules of boxing, in which he defeated his colleague Ali Eson Gib and basketball player Nate Robinson, Coker considers him to be his favorite.
“I already know who will win this fight. Ben is a wrestler. Let’s think about it this way, okay? So I think that in a boxing match he will lose by knockout. But a fight according to the rules of MMA is definitely a different story.
I know the Paul brothers can compete in both boxing and MMA. Jake is a real fighter and now he can box. If you have boxing and wrestling, you just need to learn the techniques against jiu-jitsu, which were taught by Frank and Ken Shamrock, and everything will be fine, “said Scott Cocker.
Colby Covington on McGregor vs. Poirier: “Prepare napkins because Dustin will scream and cry”
American mixed martial arts fighter Colby Covington believes that his compatriot Dustin Poirier has no chance in a fight with ex-UFC champion in two weight divisions Irish Conor McGregor. According to Colby, the outcome of this confrontation will not differ much from their first fight.
“Just get some napkins ready because Dustin will scream and cry at the post-match press conference so everyone can sympathize with him. He will say: “Pity me all, because I did not fulfill my dream.” Because you didn’t work hard enough for it.
It’s a shame that Poirier and I are performing in different weight categories. Because there is a fierce rivalry between us. Fans would like these two to settle their Octagon rivalry, ”Covington said.
Recall that the fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will be the main event of UFC 257, which will be held on January 23rd on Yas Island at the Flash Forum indoor complex in Abu Dhabi. The first fight of opponents took place in September 2014 and Conor knocked out Dustin in the first round.