Askren, who is known more for his wrestling than his striking game, says he could beat up a bum like Paul.
“Jake Paul wants to box me,” Askren said on What the Heck (via Mike Heck of MMA Fighting). “I don’t know, I’m not a boxer but I could beat up a bum YouTube celebrity.”
A retired Askren did pick up 19 wins as a professional MMA fighter, but only six of them came by way of KO/TKO.
The fighter says he doesn’t mind collecting a paycheck to fight to Youtube sensation.
“It would be something to do because you could say I did it,” Askren said. “I don’t gotta go box f*ckin Roy Jones and get my ass whooped or nothing. But I could box some YouTube bum and get paid for it? What a tremendous livelihood.”