Jorge Masvidal Says Ben Askren Is ‘No Longer Present” With Us After Brutal KO Loss At UFC 239

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Jorge Masvidal Says Ben Askren ‘Have To Be A Maniac’ To Fight Me Again

Jorge Masvidal is riding high after scoring a record-setting knockout win over Ben Askren via flying knee at UFC 239 last weekend. Masvidal had been practicing that move with the help of American Top Team (ATT) coach Mike Brown 48 hours before the fight and no doubt he executed it very well.

After picking arguably the biggest win, Masvidal calls for a title shot and aiming to secure a fight against Kamaru Usman.

Many fight fans continue calling ‘lucky’ strike. However, his coach released the footage to prove that it wasn’t a fluke but a planned move. During his recent interview with MMAJunkie Masvidal was asked about running it back with Askren but ‘Gamebred’ deny the notion of a rematch and said he doesn’t talk about someone who’s not present with us.

“You said like like fighting, like with punches and kicks? You think that dude would fight me again? We can’t speak of things that are no longer present here. That’s almost disrespectful because if someone’s dead I don’t want to talk about them. We shouldn’t talk about Ben like that, man, because that dude is no longer with us.

“I can’t. That dude would have to be a maniac to sign the contract again. ‘You know what, let me give it another go at this thing with this guy.’ It’s not too keen on me, bro. There’s no way. That’ll never happen.”

Masvidal exposed Askren’s wrestling skill set and sound disappointed that he couldn’t put on the beating beyond the opening round.

“I broke the record. I’m happy,” Masvidal said. “I would have loved to beat him up for 14 minutes so I truly felt, the way my defensive skills line up as far as stand up and wrestling goes put together, I would have made it a nightmare for him to ever get to my leg. Just to start the fight with the athleticism that I have and the way that my defensive maneuvers are in standing, the way I can move my feet, I’d be a nightmare for him to get to my leg, so I wanted to show that to him.

“It sucks he couldn’t get passed Level 1, the chin checkers.”

Do you think Askren and Masvidal should do a rematch?

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