Ben Askren Brutally Mocked On Social Media For Throwing A Spinning Back-Fist
Ben Askren's attempt at a spinning back-fist during his main-event bout against Demian Maia has been widely ridiculed on social media.
The American welterweight suffered his second straight UFC loss to the hands of Maia, who pulled off a superb rear naked-choke in the third round.
WATCH: Demian Maia has just put Ben Askren to sleep with rear-naked choke at #UFCSingaporehttps://t.co/thiZ8dbk8A
- SPORTbible (@sportbible) October 26, 2019
Askren, though, had some success before succumbing to Maia's ground artistry, but he failed to land his spinning back-fist which didn't go unnoticed on social media.
UFC fans took to social media to share their thoughts on his striking and it doesn't make for good reading.
Ben Askren: Throws spinning back fist
His opponent: pic.twitter.com/gkjExNNw1x
- Jordan Patu (@Jordan_Patu) October 26, 2019
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I bet you guys didnt even see that spinning back fist from askren... it was that fast.#UFCSingapore
- Dovy:electric_plug: (@DovySimuMMA) October 26, 2019
Just watched a clip with Ben Askren attempting a spinning back fist, not sure that's the proper way to apply this technique, congratulations to Maia on the win! #UFCSingapore
- :jack_o_lantern::jack_o_lantern: (@JulienSkye1) October 26, 2019
That spinning back fist from Askren looks like it hurts him to throw it!
- Christopher Brewer (@bunkybrewer) October 26, 2019
Askren just threw a spinning back fist LOOL
- Puddi (@PuddiSRC) October 26, 2019
Askren's 1-2 since signing for the UFC. He's now on a two-fight losing streak following his devastating five-second KO to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239 in July.
Shortly after his main-event bout in Singapore, he took to Twitter to apologise to everyone who he let down. "Made a bad decision and I failed. Sorry to everyone who I let down."
Made a bad decision and I failed. Sorry to everyone who I let down.
- Ben Askren (@Benaskren) October 26, 2019
Will Askren bounce back from his second UFC loss?
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