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Ben Askren Was On The End Of Fastest KO In UFC History After Jorge Masvidal's Knee Strike

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Ben Askren Was On The End Of Fastest KO In UFC History After Jorge Masvidal's Knee Strike

Jorge Masvidal recorded the fastest knockout in UFC history against Ben Askren back in July 2019 in a shocking fight on the UFC 239 card.

The American MMA fighter produced a stunning flying knee strike that absolutely destroyed Askren in five seconds in their welterweight contest.

Askren, who fights Jake Paul in a boxing bout this weekend, was left helpless as 'Gamebred' followed up with two punches to the face before referee Jason Herzog leapt on top of the downed fighter and ended the fight.

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Masvidal rubbed salt in the wounds as he celebrated by mocking 'Funky' while he was receiving medical attention at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The experienced UFC fighter taunted his defeated opponent and mocked him when he pretended to be knocked out himself.

During his post-match interview with Joe Rogan, Masvidal unleashed a flurry of words against his fallen opponent.

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"I really wanted to beat his a** for 14 minutes and 50 seconds, but it didn't happen," he said.

"You should've kept your mouth shut, I probably would have beat you in the second round."

Masvidal was far from apologetic about his celebration, saying that he wished the "referee tripped on the way to breaking it up because I felt he deserved one more [punch]."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
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He added: "It was quick, he's not a threat to me and my skill set.

"I don't want to keep talking about the dude because I gave him what he deserved.

"I'm just not a fan of his at all, so I'm glad I did him like that.

"I'm glad I did him like that to show the world he doesn't belong at this level."

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Masvidal, who was ranked fourth in the 170lb rankings prior to the fight, went on to defeat Nate Diaz later in 2019 before losing a decision to UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in July 2020. The pair are set for a rematch next weekend.

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Askren, who had been undefeated in mixed martial arts before the shocking KO, at least showed some humour in the aftermath, tweeting simply: "Well that sucked."

He would go on to lose to Demian Maia via third round decision later in 2019, before announcing his official retirement from MMA before the end of the year.

Topics: Jorge Masvidal, Ben Askren, UFC, MMA

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