Ben Askren elects to not poke enjoyable at Jorge Masvidal getting knocked out by Kamaru Usman at UFC 261
After seeing his former rival, Jorge Masvidal, knocked out by Kamaru Usman in the primary occasion of UFC 261, Ben Askren selected to not discuss smack.
Masvidal challenged Usman for the UFC welterweight championship in a rematch from their UFC 251 short-notice conflict, which noticed Usman win through a one-sided unanimous determination.
Usman had made a promise to complete Masvidal within the rematch, and he lived as much as the promise, landing a devastating proper hand within the second spherical that dropped “Gamebred” to the bottom earlier than knocking him into unconsciousness with follow-up strikes.
It was simply the second time in Masvidal’s profession that he had been defeated by KO or TKO.
The subsequent morning, Askren took to social media and didn’t attribute Masvidal’s KO defeat to “karma.” Reasonably, he claimed it’s the results of simply sticking across the combat recreation for so long as Masvidal has.
Ben Askren on Jorge Masvidal KO loss: ‘S*** occurs in case you combat lengthy sufficient’
Askren and Masvidal had loads of back-and-forth following Askren’s arrival to the UFC following a commerce from ONE Championship and Masvidal’s KO of Darren Until.
The 2 met at UFC 239 in July 2019, with Masvidal famously delivering a flying knee to the top of Askren, knocking Askren out in 5 seconds. It was the quickest KO in UFC historical past, Askren’s first loss in MMA and a combat that helped launch Masvidal into superstardom.
Askren fought only one extra time in his MMA profession, shedding by submission to Demian Maia a couple of months later in Singapore.
Askren fought in a boxing match final week with Triller Battle Membership, getting knocked out in lower than two minutes by Jake Paul.
UFC 261 came about on Saturday, April 24, 2021, dwell from the VyStar Enviornment in Jacksonville, FL. Observe together with FanSided for all of your dwell information and highlights.