SNL Alum Pete Davidson stole the thunder from Saturday Nights’ main event by just showing up.
Pete Davidson resident Saturday Night Live cast member and boxing fan was in attendance at Triller Fight Club on Saturday night and managed to catch the eye of the cameras several times throughout the night. Including in the middle of an early round of a preliminary bout on the card. Davidson has gained notoriety in recent years as part of the Comedy Central roast circuit. His biting humor took the center stage again on Saturday night.
ahahhahaha Triller cutting to Pete Davidson just walking by the booth IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROUND pic.twitter.com/9FdSKkgbn8
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) April 18, 2021
Members of the media and fight fans alike took a shine to Davidson early after he was asked his opinions on the main event bout and remarked.
“Both suck but at least someone is going to get hurt,” he said.
"They both suck, but at least someone's going to get hurt."
This is Pete Davidson's pitch for the main event. I respect that, actually.
— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) April 18, 2021
Pete Davidson says of Jake Paul and Ben Askren: “They both suck, but at least someone is gonna get hurt.”
Al Bernstein later adds that he expects this event to be “very funny.”
I mean, at least they’re not lying to us?
— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) April 18, 2021
Davidson’s biting sense of humor didn’t stop there however as he went on to comment that the Jake Paul fight only proved how low the sport had sunk and that there really is nothing you cannot do if you have enough followers online.
TOTALLY UNEXPECTED: Pete Davidson reports from Jake Paul's "fight" saying "Today is a wild day for boxing because it shows how low it truly sunk. I think today proves the fact that if you have enough followers, you can truly fucking do whatever you want." pic.twitter.com/OBG3tIsN4L
— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) April 18, 2021
pete davidson hating on jake paul and looking hot asf while doing it so true pic.twitter.com/ZE2KECf23A
— fell ☾ (@kingpdavidson) April 18, 2021
He would also take shots at Triller itself who brought him out for the fights commenting that he was most excited for the event because ‘the check cleared.’
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) April 18, 2021