Triller had another knockout in terms of programming and it involved YouTube “sensation” Jake Paul and Ex-UFC fighter Ben Askren.
You might all remember when Jake Paul took on former NBA star Nate Robinson a few months ago with a very impressive knockout that floored the basketball player. The YouTube star’s winning streak would only continue, this time knocking out former UFC fighter Ben Askren.
In Askren’s defense, he’s not a boxer. Plain and simple the man is a wrestler, and he had a good amount of his UFC co-workers by his side in terms of quite simply slamming Jake Paul to the mat putting the arrogant YouTube star in his place for once.
Unfortunately, Paul would win with a knockdown in a questionable first-round knockout. Questionable meaning that many thought Askrem could have gone for a few more minutes, but the damage was done and the ref called the match. Twitter would react in a respectable manner:
“Paul set it up with a jab and a straight right. Say what you will about Paul, he has power. He has fundamentals. There’s no debating this. The question is, who’s next and how far can this all go. So far, so good.”
THE PROBLEM CHILD IN THE FIRST ROUND! 😱
@JakePaul beats @BenAskren by TKO in Round 1. 🔥🥊
UFC commentator/ex-champ Daniel Cormier was delightfully into the fight with the following tweet:
Paul took the victory without any doubt…but Askrem was all smiles with his wife Amy on the way back to the locker room which led many to believe he took the fall for a very generous payout.
The rest of the program was more or less a concert with no fans which featured the likes of The Black Keys, Saweetie (the best damn lip singer in the game), and Doja Cat. Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too $hort, and E-40 lit up the stage for a wonderfully nostalgic performance. While Justin Bieber performed a few bangers from his new album. His performance was excellent and you could tell the guy truly missed performing.
The commentating lineup was having a blast too. Maybe too much of a blast if you listened to boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya for more than a minute (dude was blitzed AF). Oscar aside, you could tell Mario Lopez, Snoop Dogg and the rest of the bunch were just having fun.
The real show-stealer here was Pete Davidson. The SNL Alum, went off the rails whenever the camera was on him and it was fantastic. Check out the video below, it’s pure gold and I think the winner of the night goes to this kid hands down.