Following a press conference where many words were exchanged between the two sides, Paul and Askren came face to face for a staredown. After some jawing at each other, Askren turned to walk away and put his hand across Paul’s face. That caused Paul to respond, shoving Askren from behind as the former Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder briefly stumbled forward.
The altercation stopped there, and both men went on their way.
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) March 26, 2021
The Paul vs. Askren boxing match headlines the Triller Fight Club event on April 17. The card takes place at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta and airs on pay-per-view.
Watch the video of the faceoff above.