Pete Davidson Brutally Trolls Jake Paul and Ben Askren in Pre-Fight Monologue

SNL comedian Pete Davidson brutally trolled Jake Paul and Ben Askren ahead of the pair's boxing bout on Saturday night.

While controversial YouTuber Paul and former MMA brawler Asken were billed as the main event, Davidson—who commentated the fight— almost stole the show with an hilarious monologue.

In a pre-fight segment, Davidson teased both fighters in the contest that he said showed "how low [boxing] has truly sunk."

He said: "You can tell how professional this event is by them having me here. We are backstage at Jake Paul's dressing room, or locker room if you want to call it that.

"Today is a really wild day for boxing because it just shows how low it has truly sunk. I think today proves the fact that if you have enough followers you can truly f***ing do whatever you want.

Davidson continued: "I mean, maybe PewDiePie will cure cancer and Charlie D'Amelio will become a surgeon. Who knows? Tonight we have a bout between Ben Askren, who I don't know who that is still and I've been reading up on him all week, and Jake Paul and, you know, they both suck, at least someone is going to get hurt.

"Now, back to you guys in the booth, some real announcers over there."

100 Thieves co-owner Jack Dunlop praised Davidson's appearance ahead of the fight.

Taking to Twitter, he said: "Bro...Pete Davidson is f***ing cracking me up on this broadcast."

Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, better known by his WWE wrestling persona The Iron Sheik, tweeted in praise of Davidson.

He said: "The Pete Davidson you are the real you tell it like it is bubba f*** the Jake Paul."

But, Askren seemingly did not appear to find Davidson's frank monologue to be that hilarious and railed against the SNL star on social media.

Askren posted: "I dare Pete Davidson's little weasel a** to stop by my locker room for pre-fight interview."

His comment was liked more than 41,000 times and retweeted on 2,800 occasions.

Paul knocked out Askren within two minutes of the first round at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium, continuing his undefeated career.

The YouTuber hit the side of Askren's face with a straight right hand, which sent the ex-MMA star falling backward.

While Askren managed to get back to his feet, the referee did not let him continue.
Paul is now eyeing up a match with Irish MMA star Conor McGregor.

Following his fight with Askren, Paul said: "I think we're a lot closer to a Jake Paul-Conor McGregor fight than anyone thinks. I think it could happen in the next 24 months."

Pete Davidson trolled Paul and Askren
Pete Davidson trolled Jake Paul and Ben Askren ahead of their fight. In this photo, Pete Davidson attends the premiere of "Big Time Adolescence" at Metrograph on March 05, 2020 in New York City. Dia Dipasupil / Staff/Getty

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