Ben Askren reacts to Jorge Masvidal’s KO loss at UFC 261: ‘In case you combat lengthy sufficient, sh*t occurs’

Ben Askren has been on the receiving finish of a memorable knockout or two in his profession and is aware of what outdated foe Jorge Masvidal goes by way of proper about now.

Masvidal was knocked out by Kamaru Usman within the second spherical of Saturday night time’s UFC 261 championship headliner in Jacksonville, Fla., which was solely the second time in Masvidal’s 50-fight profession he was completed because of strikes, and the primary since 2008.

“Gamebred” delivered one of many sport’s all-time nice finishes in opposition to Askren—a five-second flying knee KO—at UFC 239 in July 2019. “Funky,” who was additionally stopped by Jake Paul on the Triller boxing occasion every week prior, gave his response to the welterweight championship rematch on social media Sunday morning.

With the loss, Masvidal has misplaced two straight fights—each to Usman—and is 3-4 over his previous seven appearances. Arguably the Fighter of the 12 months in 2019, Masvidal earned stoppage wins over Askren, Darren Until and Nate Diaz in a lower than eight-month span.

Askren retired from blended martial arts competitors after a submission loss to Demian Maia in October 2019 and went on to have main hip surgical procedure this previous September earlier than combating Paul in his professional boxing debut earlier this month. Whereas Askren plans on getting again on the wrestling mats, he advised MMA Combating in November {that a} return to MMA is extremely unlikely, but when the precise provide got here alongside, he could contemplate it.



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