Jorge Masvidal Says he Saw Vicious, KO of Ben Askren “a Long Time Ago”
By FCF Staff
Jorge Masvidal says he would have enjoyed punishing Ben Askren for three rounds at UFC 239. But, not surprisingly, “Gamebred” is just fine with how the fight unfolded…
After trading verbal shots with one another for weeks, Masvidal viciously knocked Askren out in just 5 seconds on Saturday night. The stoppage was the fast KO in UFC history.
Since then, the welterweight contender spoke with MMA Junkie, and while reflecting on the win, Masvidal said this:
“It’s a different type of high for me because I saw it in my head a long time ago,” Masvidal said. “So just to make it come true, it tells me that my plans worked. In that sense, it feels more amazing.”
“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.”
Masvidal (34-13) was coming off a knockout win over Darren Till in March, prior to UFC 239. Askren (19-1), meanwhile, recorded a controversial, technical submission victory over Robbie Lawler that same month.