’They Are Equally Embarrassing – Ben Askren Talks About His Losses to Jorge Masvidal and Jake Paul


Ben Askren is on the middle of all consideration as of late. The previous Olympian simply misplaced his debut boxing match in opposition to Jake Paul, because the latter knocked Askren out within the first spherical itself.

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This second stood as one of the embarrassing of Askren’s in any other case legendary profession. The one different time one thing like this occurred was when Masvidal knocked out ‘Funky’ in simply 5 seconds. Lately, Askren was speaking about which of those moments was extra embarrassing for him.

“I might say they’re equally embarrassing, the Masvidal struggle clearly meant much more to me. I imply, this was a struggle that had mild significance in my life and the Masvidal struggle had gigantic significance. Masvidal struggle if I gained that, I used to be going to struggle for the UFC title, which was the one belt at that time that I hadn’t held.”

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Earlier than going into the struggle in opposition to Paul, Askren was clear that him successful this struggle wouldn’t have an effect on his life in any means. Nevertheless, he is aware of the Masvidal struggle meant much more and will have helped him drastically in his profession.

“Yeah, I imply, the Masvidal match meant much more to me, however simply from an embarrassing standpoint, I feel they’re in all probability equally embarrassing.”

Why does Ben Askren consider loss in opposition to Masvidal was extra vital?

When Askren fought Masvidal, his skilled MMA report was 19-0, ‘Funky’ was all set to compete for the title, and even a possible match with Nurmagomedov was on the playing cards. However all of this got here crashing down after his 5-second loss to Masvidal. After that struggle, Askren competed simply as soon as extra within the UFC, and when he misplaced that struggle, he retired.

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Although Askren talks about each losses being embarrassing, it’s clear which loss mattered to him most. When he misplaced to ‘Gamebred’ Askren was a daily competitor within the UFC and was attempting to win the title. Whereas in opposition to Paul, he was only a retired fighter coming again for yet another match.

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Although each the losses really feel embarrassing to Askren, he has had an amazing fight sports activities profession and has entertained followers for a very long time.

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