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Jorge Masvidal Produced Fastest KO In UFC History With A Devastating Flying Knee Strike Against Ben Askren

Jorge Masvidal Produced Fastest KO In UFC History With A Devastating Flying Knee Strike Against Ben Askren

UFC 239's stacked card delivered on high expectations after Jorge Masvidal recorded the fastest knockout in UFC history against Ben Askren.

The American MMA fighter, 34, produced a stunning flying knee strike that absolutely destroyed Askren in five seconds on Saturday.

And Askren, 34, was 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 UFC fighter taunted his defeated opponent and mocked him when he pretended to be knocked out himself.

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

"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]."

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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.

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

Masvidal, who was ranked fourth in the welterweight rankings prior to the fight, will no doubt have his eyes set on Kamaru Usman and his UFC welterweight championship.

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Should Masvidal be offered a shot at Usman?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport/PA

Topics: UFC 239, Jorge Masvidal, Ben Askren, joe rogan, UFC News, Gamebred, T-Mobile Arena, UFC, Las Vegas, MMA

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