JAKE PAUL claims Jorge Masvidal is training him to better the UFC superstar’s five-second KO of Ben Askren.
Youtuber Paul predicts he will stop ex-ONE and Bellator welterweight champion Askren in four seconds or less when they meet in the BOXING ring on April 17.
And apart from calling out MMA icon Nate Diaz, Paul posted a sensational prediction as he chases his third win in three fights as a a pro fighter.
He said of his sessions with Masvidal: “He knocked out my opponent @benaskren in 5 seconds and now will help me do it in less time.. @gamebredfighter is teaching me his secrets…
“April 17th the fight will last less than 4 seconds and then we coming for @natediaz209.”
Masvidal famously destroyed Askren with a devastating knee to the head at UFC 239 in 2019.
And Paul is favourite to beat boxing novice Askren.
But going anywhere close to matching his sub-5ecs victory target would still be a shock.
And UFC new boy Michael Chandler has warned fight fans his pal Askren can stun Paul.
Chandler, who wrestled with Askren at the University of Missouri, told The Pat McAfee Show, “Let’s be honest, Ben isn’t the most talented striker.
“If you are Jake Paul you chose the right mixed martial artist to step inside the boxing ring.
“But I’m telling you right now, don’t overlook my man Ben. “
Paul, though, 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.”