JAKE PAUL scored a crisp knockout win in the first round against former UFC star Ben Askren to extend his unbeaten professional record 3-0.
YouTuber has locked horns with former UFC heavyweights in The main event of the second event of the Triller Fight Club in Atlanta, Georgia.
And the former Disney star has made the light streak of previous 170lb Bellator and ONE Championship champions, leaving him starving in less than a minute with a malicious one-two combo.
“This is the craziest moment of my life,” said one excited Paul.
“I told you I would do it in the first round. I told you I was a real fighter.
“I don’t know how many times I’ve had to prove this to be true.”
Paul started the competition with his forefoot, immediately taking over the center of the ring and finding the home for his right-hand soon.
Not surprisingly, Askren looked stubborn and turned the fight into a dirty contest.
But he carelessly ate shots when he tried to close the gap and execute his brute tactics.
Paul, 24, quickly became wise with Funky’s game plans and sought to establish his scope with his stab.
And his piston-like stab delivered a stunning straight-up that hurt Askren.
Askren, 36, managed to get past the points, although the referee thought his feet were still wobbly and asked to stop the procedure.
The win over Askren kept Paul on the undefeated ranks and answered some of his critics.
The social media star was moved after the battle and won the battle for the late defender Shamir ‘Shadow’ Bolivar, who passed away earlier this month.
He said: “This is for Shadow, my security guard, who passed away ten days ago.
“He told me I was going to beat him in round 1. He said he has vision, he has dreams.
“These have been the toughest ten days of my life. I’ve had to try to keep it going. And I’m honored to be here.”
Then a challenging Paul sent a message to all the detractors he encountered throughout his life.
He continued: “Just a few years ago, my teachers mocked me in class, telling me I couldn’t do anything, saying I wasn’t smart.
“My schoolmates made fun of me. I used to do the scenery.
“I just had a dream and I chased it and I worked hard. To think that I’m standing here next to these myths, these myths right here, it’s unbelievable. “
Before the broadcast ended, Triller’s commentator Snoop Dogg urged UFC president Dana White to raise $ 1 million that he bet on Askren to beat Paul.
The rapper shouted: “Dana White, where’s my money?”