UFC's Dustin Poirier says he'd be a 'bum' if he couldn't KO Jake Paul in three rounds as YouTuber prepares for Askren

UFC star Dustin Poirier admits he'd consider himself a 'bum' if he couldn't knock out Jake Paul in under three rounds.

YouTuber Paul is currently gearing up for a boxing match with former UFC welterweight Ben Askren, whom he'll face a fortnight on Saturday.


Shockingly, the former Disney actor turned professional boxer is the favourite going into his showdown with the former Olympic wrestler – despite only having two fights to his name.

The entire MMA community is rooting for Askren to put a beating on the outspoken Paul brother.

And if he were in Askren's shoes, Poirier would be embarrassed if he didn't get the better of the social media star early in the contest.

He tweeted: "Also while Im at it if i can't get Jake Paul outta there in 3 rounds im a bumb [sic]."

The Diamond was quickly quizzed about Paul's relationship with his American Top Team team-mate Jorge Masvidal.

A fan tweeted: "Why is Jorge friends with him after Jake called you a bum fighter?"

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And the Louisiana fighter didn't mince his words when responding to the question.

He said: "Ask Jorge what he thinks will happen if i put them paws on Jake."

Former ONE Championship and Bellator 170lb king Askren has vowed to drag Paul into deep waters and finish him.

But the YouTuber – who is 2-0 as a pro following wins over AnEson Gib and ex-NBA star Nate Robinson – is adamant the 36-year-old won't lay a glove on him.

He told ESPN: "Go Google Ben Askren's striking.

"Hahaha. It's not going to go that long, it's not going to go that long.

"I don't even think he'll hit me. I haven't been hit one time in the face in my past two fights.

"So I haven't even been punched as pro boxer one time. Nate Robinson landed one body shot in a clinch.

"I don't think Ben Askren will even hit me. That's my prediction."

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