Jorge Masvidal KO’s Ben Askren In Five Seconds – Best Twitter Reactions
Leading up to the fight between Ben Askren and Jorge Masvidal, there was a lot of bad blood between the two fighters. Askren taunted Jorge at every opportunity, while Masvidal fired back, and warned Askren that he would be put in a world of pain at UFC 239. Ben Askren, considered by many to be one of the best welterweights on the planet was undefeated going into the fight, while Jorge Masvidal was coming off a devastating knock out of Darren Till on his own soil.
The fight was anything but long; Masvidal immediately went for a jumping knee, while Askren tried to shoot in. This resulted in “Gamebred” catching Ben flush with the knee, knocking him out cold in just two seconds. Jorge still connected with two devastating punches as the referee stopped the contest.
The stoppage also means that Jorge now holds the record for the fastest finish in UFC history, stopping “Funky” Ben in just five seconds. Here are some of the best reactions on Twitter.
After the fight, Jorge talked about Ben being disrespectful, and said that he wished the fight would last for 14 minutes and 50 seconds. This also marked the first time that Ben lost an MMA fight in his professional career, with the former Bellator and ONE world champion winning all of his previous fights.
With the dominant victory over Ben Askren, Masvidal should get the next title shot against the UFC welterweight champion.