The former MMA fighter's boxing debut was over inside one round as he was beaten by the YouTube star and Askren feels a deep sense of embarrassment after the loss.
Asked post-fight about people mocking his defeat, he said: "It’s probably deserved. I got knocked out by Jake Paul. It’s f****** embarrassing."
Askren adds that he had "let the world down" with his performance as he felt many were desperate to see Paul's unbeaten boxing record come to an end.
He said: "I didn’t let the MMA community down – I let the world down. People f****** hate Jake Paul, and they wanted to see me make him miserable. And I didn’t do that, so I didn’t let the MMA community down – I let the world down."
Despite his comprehensive defeat, Askren still doesn't rate Paul as a fighter as he was unable to truly test his opponent.
He said: "No, I don’t, because I wanna see him get in a fight.
"And I’m sorry I let you down. I didn’t get to get in a fight with him. He hit me early. You know, as I said, that’s when you respect someone, is when you see what they’re made of. And, you know, I was hoping that you guys would get to see that tonight. And I let a lot of people down, because they didn’t get to see that."