UFC's Chase Hooper Pranks Jorge Masvidal About Being Ben Askren's Son
Jorge Masvidal is in Las Vegas to eye up potential future opponent Conor McGregor and he took his eye off what was in front of him as he was pranked by an interviewer.
The BMF champion will be in attendance at UFC 246 as McGregor returns to action and competes in the welterweight division, to take on Donald Cerrone.
There's plenty of eyes on Masvidal and he was interviewed by UFC's Chase Hooper. With his curly hair Hooper could easily be Ben Askren's son and Gamebred is of course the man who knocked out Askren in a record five seconds.
Hooper joked with Masvidal asking 'Why did you do that to my dad?' and the company's 'Baddest Motherf*cker' looked a bit spooked.
Hooper is a 20-year-old featherweight who has had 10 professional fights in his short career to date, winning nine and drawing the other.
He made his debut at UFC 245 on the undercard of the Usman Kamaru vs Colby Covington fight, beating Daniel Teymur in a first round knockout.
It's clearly not just in the octagon that people need to be wary of him after getting the better of Masvidal on the mic in their brief encounter.
Masvidal's incredible 2019 started when he beat Darren Till in London early in the year and that earned him a fight with the controversial Askren, known for his big mouth.
They entered quite a personal feud ahead of the UFC 239 bout but it was over in just five seconds with the former ONE champion being stopped cold as Masvidal connected with a knee to the face as Askren went for the immediate takedown.
The 35-year-old from Florida then went on to beat Nate Diaz for the BMF title, that the Stockton Slugger had dreamt up, and Masvidal's brilliant year was finished with a brutal performance.
His biggest payday could be to come later this year. McGregor faces Donald Cerrone at welterweight on Saturday and the feeling is Masvidal could face the Notorious if the Irishman wins at UFC 246.
He'll have to be sharper in the octagon than he was against Hooper.