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For roughly 25 minutes on Friday at The Venetian, Paul and Askren verbally sparred ahead of their boxing match.
Death threats, anyone?
“This is the f*cking fight game! This is the f*cking fight game, you p*ssy ass b*tch!” Paul yelled at Askren in the opening minutes. “This is the f*cking fight game! Yeah, I’ll bully you around just like I’ll bully you in the ring. Shut the f*ck up! You sound like a middle schooler: ‘Oh, he’s bullying me.’ Shut the f*ck up!”
Askren’s response: “You’re not gonna bully me. That’s not gonna happen. And you know like, Jake, if you and I ran into each other in the back alley in Las Vegas, and I wanted to do a homicide …”
That got Paul out of his chair.
“I would do a homicide on you if I wanted to.”
That was just the tip of the iceberg of a wild press conference that included talk of grandmas, hand jobs, an appearance from Jorge Masvidal, and a whole lot of interruptions.
You can watch highlights in the video above.
Askren vs. Paul takes place April 17 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The bout between the YouTube star and former Bellator/ONE champion headlines the Triller Fight Club pay-per-view that streams on FITE.TV.