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Masvidal Watching Adesanya's Epic Reaction To His Five-Second KO Is One Of The Best Moments In UFC History

Masvidal Watching Adesanya's Epic Reaction To His Five-Second KO Is One Of The Best Moments In UFC History

One of the greatest moments in MMA history took place one year ago today, and we're not talking about Jorge Masvidal's sensational victory over Ben Askren.

Masvidal etched himself into MMA's ultimate highlight-reel when he destroyed Askren with a devastating flying-knee knockout at UFC 239.

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He ran across the Octagon and struck Askren with a brutal blow just five seconds into their bout to record the fastest knockout in UFC history.

A spectacular sequence which will never be forgotten and the moment grew bigger with Israel Adesanya's reaction which Masvidal watched backstage after his big win.

During Masvidal vs. Askren, Adesanya was being interviewed. His immediate reaction was caught on camera and embodies what we were all feeling.

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The UFC middleweight champion absolutely lost his head. He was overwhelmed with emotion as he cut away from his interview in a state of shock. A truly priceless reaction.

Masvidal was later interviewed and was shown Adesanya's reaction to his five-second demotion job of Askren.

'Gamebred' giggled his way through Adesanya's reaction and praised the Nigerian-born fighter.

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"I know he likes that violence sh*t," he said. "Damn, that's the champ right there, man, shouting me out. You guys are welcome, man. See, that's another real fighter.

"That's another dude that comes to hurt people, so when I get those kind of reactions from guys that I f**king like their f**king style, man, and I like that they're actual fighters - you know, he's a dog and he showed in that Gastelum fight, it means a lot to me."

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Topics: Jorge Masvidal, Ben Askren, UFC News, Fight News, UFC, MMA, Israel Adesanya

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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