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Ben Askren responds after Jorge Masvidal suggests he would “love” to face him in a straight wrestling match

Ben Askren has responded after Jorge Masvidal suggested he would ‘love’ to face him in a straight wrestling match. Askren, 37, is a former professional mixed martial artist and amateur wrestler. ‘Funky’ is the former Bellator and ONE Welterweight Champion, who remained undefeated for over a decade before competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Ben Askren (19-2 MMA) retired from active competition after his loss to Demian Maia (28-11 MMA) back in October of 2019.
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Jorge Masvidal Open To Wrestling Match With Ben Askren: “I Would Definitely F*cking Do It”

Jorge Masvidal isn’t opposed to the idea of having a wrestling match with Ben Askren. Masvidal and Askren have had quite the history. There was some bad blood going into their July 2019 encounter. That fight ended in just five seconds as Masvidal knocked Askren out with a flying knee. Since that bout, Masvidal and Askren have both exchanged pleasantries and barbs.
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Masvidal Includes Ben Askren In Ideas To Improve His Wrestling Skills

UFC welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal could be turning to a “Funky” source in order to improve his wrestling abilities. After a trio of memorable victories in 2019 and a rapid rise to stardom, Masvidal held the ceremonial ‘BMF’ title and was seen as a serious threat to the 170-pound throne. Now three fights later and “Gamebred” is on the biggest losing skid of his career and outside the divisional top five.
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Ben Askren reacts after Jorge Masvidal tries to clarify previous threat of ending his bloodline: “Is this an apology or what is this?”

Ben Askren has reacted after Jorge Masvidal attempted to clarify a previous threat he had made about ending his bloodline. It was Ben Askren (19-2 MMA) vs Jorge Masvidal (35-16 MMA) at UFC 239 back in July of 2019. In the fastest and perhaps most violent knockout in the history of the UFC, it was ‘Gamebred’ who came out victorious at the 0:05 mark of the opening round.
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Ben Askren On Covington’s Poirier Callout: “Huge Name, Easy Win”

Former UFC welterweight Ben Askren has given his take on Colby Covington‘s post-fight callout to lightweight star Dustin Poirier at UFC 272. Inside Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena on March 5, Covington accomplished a lot. Not only did he successfully rebound from a second loss to Kamaru Usman, but he also cemented his #1 spot at 170 pounds, emerged victorious in a bitter grudge match with former teammate Jorge Masvidal, and added a third name to his list of beaten ATT foes.
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(Archives) Masvidal Blasts “Weasel” Ben Askren: Have Some Pride (2019)

Before one of the most iconic knockouts in UFC history at UFC 239, Jorge Masvidal was already talking trash to Ben Askren. In fact, the following article was published before Masvidal and Askren were even booked to fight one another. As alluded to, we know how this story ends. But here is a walk back to one of the first chapters of how the Masvidal/Askren feud began.
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Archives: Ben Askren Says Colby Covington Is A Real-Life Dipsh*t (2020)

The following article was published on this day two years ago. It is presented to you in its original, unaltered form, courtesy of The MMA News Archives. AUTHOR: FERNANDO QUILES JR. HEADLINE: Ben Askren Says Colby Covington Is A Real-Life Dipsh*t. Ben Askren says shtick or not, Colby Covington is...
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Ben Askren mocks Jorge Masvidal’s ‘terrible’ tattoo, rips him for trying to fight Colby Covington after already losing

Like it or not, Ben Askren knows his name will always be attached to Jorge Masvidal. After falling victim to the fastest knockout in UFC history — a blistering five-second demolition from a flying knee delivered by Masvidal back in 2019 — Askren will always have to live with that memory, but he was reminded yet again this past weekend at UFC 272.
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Ben Askren irritated by Jorge Masvidal’s comments about fighting Colby Covington post-fight: “You had 25 minutes”

Ben Askren is seemingly not a fan of Jorge Masvidal’s post-fight comments about Colby Covington. ‘Gamebred’ met ‘Chaos’ in the main event of UFC 272 last weekend. Covington dominated the bout with his wrestling, surviving a fourth-round scare from Masvidal to win a unanimous decision. Following the fight, both men continued to trade words and taunt each other.
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Midnight Mania! Jorge Masvidal reveals flying knee tattoo, Ben Askren reacts

Safe to say, Jorge Masvidal’s flying knee knockout over Ben Askren (watch it here) was a pretty important moment for “Gamebred.”. For one, it’s the fastest knockout in UFC history, and it came in the midst of a bitter bad blood situation. More importantly, that’s the win that elevated Masvidal to superstar status, resulting in Masvidal becoming a household name and major pay-per-view (PPV) draw. Masvidal’s victory resulted in a BMF belt, pair of actual title shots, and yet another main event opportunity vs. Colby Covington tomorrow night.
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Ben Askren and Jamahal Hill Get Into Twitter Spat Over Walker Trolls

Jamahal Hill has come to Johnny Walker’s defense against Ben Askren. Following his win at UFC Vegas 48, Jamahal Hill has been riding high. His opponent, Johnny Walker, however, has not been. Walker has been taking many shots from internet trolls regarding his loss and memes of his knockout have been circulating. Walker and his fiancée both issued statements asking fans to leave them alone and to address the hardships that come after a public loss like Walker experienced.
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