Jorge Masvidal wasn’t in the least shocked on the end result of Ben Askren’s boxing debut towards Jake Paul, claiming that he picked the ‘The Downside Youngster’ to win from the outset.
Masvidal, who’s famend for his flying knee KO of Askren at UFC 239, helped Paul put together for the bout and stated the outcome was a foregone conclusion.
“All I gotta say is, I advised you so,” Masvidal stated of Paul’s first-round knockout of Askren final Saturday (h/t Low Kick MMA). “I advised everyone — and the MMA world was mad at me that, , he (Ben Askren) was representing MMA. By no means. By no means not as soon as ever was he representing MMA — how dare anyone say that man is representing MMA, when each interview he’s ever completed about strikers is, ‘I don’t must strike, I can simply wrestle these guys to the bottom.“
“And he’s being saying that in interviews for ten years plus,” he added. “And now we’re speculated to get behind this man who doesn’t respect blended martial arts. As a result of it’s blended martial arts, it’s not simply wrestling, or simply boxing, . So clearly, when he went in there — I referred to as it. I used to be the primary man to name it.“
Askren, who’s reported to have earned $500,000 present cash, appears to be taking the loss in stride. The previous ONE and Bellator welterweight champ earned the very best payday of his profession and took part in one of many greatest PPV occasions within the yr.
Masvidal will tackle Usman for the welterweight title at UFC 261, in a replay of their first championship matchup at UFC 251. UFC 261 takes place this Saturday, April 24 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Enviornment in Jacksonville, Florida.