Ben Askren did not like his former rival’s new shoulder tattoo.
When Jorge Masvidal stepped on the scale this morning to weigh in for his UFC 272 main event, there was something new to his appearance, and it wasn’t a haircut. Instead, he was sporting a new tattoo on his left shoulder.
While no one really knows if it is a real tattoo, a temporary one, or even a sticker, the tattoo sure stuck out.
170.5 for @GamebredFighter, WE HAVE A MAIN EVENT 🙌
— UFC (@ufc) March 4, 2022
The tattoo appears to be a silhouette of Masvidal’s five-second flying knee with a tree behind it and some colorful jewels around the signature move. Many speculate that these are the infinity stones from Marvel Comics. But we don’t think ‘Gamebred’ is paying homage to Thanos. There is 6 infinity stones on the comical gauntlet, not 5. And also, we don’t take Masvidal as a Marvel fan.
Moving on, there is some chatter that it might be Masvidal’s new fight promotion logo.
Askren Doesn’t Like It
Nevertheless, there was one person that didn’t like the tattoo, and that would be the person that Masvidal landed his infamous flying knee on, Ben Askren.
“What a stupid logo.” Askren wrote.
What a stupid logo https://t.co/kmKqNoQkMP
— Funky (@Benaskren) March 4, 2022
Askren would of course make Masvidal and his signature move popular, as he did get knocked out by it in 2019. The flying knee would break a record for fastest finish in UFC history at 5 seconds. Well, it looks like Masvidal’s ‘5 seconds of fame’ isn’t just immortalized in UFC history but also on his skin (provided it’s not temporary).
Everyone will find out tomorrow if the tattoo is real or not when Masvidal steps into the octagon to face his former teammate and roommate, Colby Covington in UFC 272 main event. It could be like Jose Aldo’s temporary Navy tattoo, which faded in his fight with Chito Vera.
MiddleEasy will have you covered. Stay tuned.