Ben Askren Says Masvidal Rematch ‘Is The Only Fight He Wants’, Thinks ‘Gamebred’ Is ‘Scared Of Being Embarrassed’

"Funky" opened up about his itch to rematch "Gamebred."

Ben Askren Talks Masvidal
Ben Askren Talks Masvidal - Image credit @gamebredfighter @benaskren Instagram
  • Ben Askren is down to fight and embarrass Jorge Masvidal
  • “Funky” confessed that he wants to avenge his KO loss to “Gamebred”

Former UFC welterweight Ben Askren has now decided that he will consider making an MMA return only if it would be against Jorge Masvidal. Askren is certain “Gamebred” is not scared to fight but would do anything to protect his tough guy status.

Let’s go! Jorge

Speaking on Daniel Cormier’s Funky and The Champ, Askren said he’d take on Masvidal in a heartbeat with the sole goal of embarrassing “Gamebred.”

“When he said he’ll retire I’m like, ‘Okay, whatever.’ [But] that’s the only fight I want. I don’t want to fight anyone else, I don’t really like fighting anymore. [I] coach wrestling, that’s it. But if he wants to fight, I would love to fight him,” Askren pointed out.

“That’s why he won’t do it and he’s not scared of fighting and he’s not scared of like the pain right. But there’s multiple fears, what he’s scared of is being embarrassed… I’ll pull his hair and rub his face in the ground for about 15 minutes and uh leave him with some matt burns here he’ll be real real embarrassed… He’s not scared of a fight, he’s not scared of a physical occupation, he’s scared of being embarrassed and losing status that’s what he’s fearful of,” he added.

Now is the time for Revenge

It can be recalled that Masvidal put Askren on the wrong end of his historic five-second KO win at UFC 239. For “Funky,” if now is the time to get it back, then he would definitely go for it.

“That’s all I want listen, very few times in life do we get one back, I would love to get one back you know, I would like to try again that’s what I would like… beat him for 15 minutes,” Askren concluded.

Shortly after retiring following his UFC 287 loss to Gilbert Burns, Masvidal rekindled his rivalry with Askren and called out “Funky” for a boxing match. Askren swiftly responded and said he wouldn’t box with “Gamebred” but would be more than willing to face him in MMA.

Published on August 9, 2023 at 1:00 pm
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