In the aftermath of that win, Paul and Askren began their war of words and that evolved into their confirmed fight.
The bout – and the bizarre undercard before it – will take place at the incredible 79,000-seater Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Justin Bieber and Snoop Dogg will perform as part of a star-studded line-up on the night. Paul vs Askren live
Paul v Askren: Undercard
The undercard will feature a unique mix of fights including British millionaire nightclub owner Joe Fournier facing Colombian reggaeton musician Reykon.
Meanwhile, former WBA super-lightweight champion Regis Prograis and ex-UFC heavyweight star Frank Mir will also be in action.
Jake Paul v Ben Askren
Regis Prograis v Ivan Redkach
Steve Cunningham v Frank Mir
Joe Fournier v Andres Felipe Robledo Londono
Jake Paul: “I started boxing two years ago and I’m still going to knock his ass out faster than Masvidal.
“These MMA guys think because they throw punches they know how to box.
“The world complained because I knocked out a basketball player and not a real fighter. So now I’m giving the people what they want by taking on a ‘real fighter.’
“After Ben Askren is added to my knockout meme collection, what can anybody say?
“Askren has 20-something MMA fights has been in there with Robbie Lawler, he’s a tough guy. I think anyone would have been knocked out by Masvidal’s knee. That knee that landed would have knocked anyone out.
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