Ben Askren Makes Fun of Jake Paul's Open Workout, More News | Social Media Roundup

Ben Askren makes fun of Jake Paul's strange open workout, Sean O'Malley calls out everyone, and NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal reminisces about meeting Francis Ngannou. This and much more in today's social media roundup!

Ben Askren Laughs At Jake Paul's Open Workout

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Ahead of their headlining boxing match, Jake Paul had an open workout that many fans found strange. A large portion of the workout had Paul balancing on top of a training partner, so it was almost inevitable that Askren would take to Twitter to poke fun at the event. Both men will face each other on April 17th in Atlanta.

Gilbert Burns Is Not A Fan of Tony Ferguson's Excuses

Ferguson recently spoke to ESPN ahead of his next bout against Beneil Dariush. When speaking about his recent loss to jiu-jitsu specialist Charles Oliveira, Ferguson mentioned his lack of practice due to Covid.. In a quote tweet, Burns compared Ferguson's excuse to the now-famous excuse from Paulo Costa who claimed he had too much wine the night before his title fight with Israel Adesanya.

Aljamain Sterling Details His Neck Surgery

Sterling has come under fire for delaying the rematch between himself and Petr Yan, who lost the bantamweight title via DQ. Sterling claimed on Twitter that neck surgery would delay the rematch until sometime this fall. Now, he has posted a video with a doctor to give his claim more credence, along with detailing his thoughts on the surgery. Yan, however, has expressed his doubts about the rematch taking place.

Jake Paul Claims He Has Signs of CTE

In the lead-up to his third professional fight, Paul spoke with the media about how serious he takes training and the sport of boxing as a whole - even claiming he has gotten brain scans that show early signs of CTE. Paul is 2-0 as a professional boxer. He made his debut in January 2020.

Sean O'Malley Takes Aim at Petr Yan And Henry Cejudo

O'Malley suggested about between himself and Yan while Yan waits for Aljamain Sterling, who is out due to neck surgery. Yan laughed off the callout, and now O'Malley has redirected his aim at former champion Henry Cejudo. Cejudo responded by referencing his final UFC performance against Dominick Cruz.

Michael Bisping Reflects on Georges St-Pierre Press Conference

Approaching the four-year anniversary of their classic fight, and the final Octagon performance of St-Pierres career, Bisping reflected on his heel role in the lead-up. St-Pierre remained his classic kind self, laughing off Bisping's joke regarding his classic walk-out clothing.

Shaquille O'Neal Reminisces On Meeting Francis NGannou

O'Neal spoke with Brett Okamoto about his first meeting with Ngannou. Ngannou picked up the NBA hall of famer with ease. O'Neal has been a big fan of MMA for some time and says he knew Ngannou was destined for big things.

UFC lightweight Rafael Fiziev Shows Off Impressive Skills

Fiziev Stays focused as he attempts, and then nails, a double water bottle flip with ease. Fiziev is currently 3-0 in the UFC, with his last fight being a TKO against Renato Moicano. Many believe him to be a future title challenger.

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