Ben Askren Blasts Jorge Masvidal Over Call For Title Shot With Leon Edwards

Ben is back at it again on his bitter rival.

Ben Askren On Jorge Masvidal
Ben Askren On Jorge Masvidal - Image via @benaskren@gamebredfighter Instagram
  • Ben Askren took a shot at Jorge Masvidal for expressing a desire to fight for the welterweight title against Leon Edwards
  • “Funky” pointed out reasons why “Gamebred” shouldn’t get the nod

Now that Leon Edwards has been hailed the new welterweight king, Kamaru Usman’s past opponents have got their eyes locked on “Rocky.” Topping that list is Edwards’ former UFC backstage rival Jorge Masvidal.

As expected, Masvidal’s call for a title shot got people buzzing, including former UFC champ-champ Daniel Cormier and now, his bitter rival Ben Askren.

Ben wouldn’t let Jorge slide

In a series of tweets, Askren lashed out at “Gamebred,” emphasizing his three consecutive losses, and the fact that he never called out the newly crowned champion since their infamous backstage altercation.

“Been off the grid camping…..” Askren tweeted. “Why is not getting a title shot off 3 losses in a row a controversial opinion.”

“Also I would rather be a has been than a never was,” he added.

“Lastly you can’t avoid someone for 3 years then try to pick a fight once they get a belt,” he continued.

What’s the champ’s take on “Gamebred”

Indeed, Masvidal’s case for another crack at UFC gold is debatable. But what matters when it comes right down to it, is what Edwards thinks about it. There’s nothing concrete yet but Edwards coach Dave Lovell recently said that the UFC’s “BMF” “can stand at the back of the line.”

With Masvidal already providing drama in Edwards’ early reign as the 170-pound division’s champion, it will be exciting to see how things will play out. But as things stand, the third fight with Usman still makes the most sense.

Published on August 27, 2022 at 12:05 pm
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