Jorge Masvidal Planned Stunning Knockout In Training, 48 Hours Before Fight vs. Ben Askren
Jorge Masvidal was practising 48 hours before he delivered the flushest flying knee in UFC history.
Masvidal's head coach Mike Brown released footage of the drill on social media and it shows the exact same motion that knocked out Ben Askren at UFC 239.
You know what they say; practice makes perfect.
Mike brown and masvidal told me last night at dinner he was gonna Start this fight with a flying knee and showed me video on Mike's phone of him practicing
- The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) July 7, 2019
48 hours before #ufc239 @GamebredFighter drilling the famous Paulino Hernandez flying knee pic.twitter.com/azeciCRp98
- Mike Brown (@mikebrownmma) July 7, 2019
Masvidal's stunning flying knee was the fastest knockout in UFC history at just five seconds.
'Gamebred' followed up with two punches to the face before referee Jason Herzog stopped the fight.
The 34-year-old rubbed salt in the wounds as he celebrated by mocking Askren while he was receiving medical attention at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Jorge Masvidal with fastest KO in UFC history. #UFC239 pic.twitter.com/fruEXWj6Q5
- Seán Sheehan (@SeanSheehanBA) July 7, 2019
Following the bout, Masvidal didn't mince his words in a feisty post match press conference:
"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."
I put on a blanket after I heard Jorge Masvidal's post-fight press conference. The man's cold. #UFC239pic.twitter.com/frEeLIEApG
- Jordan Kirkland (@JKirklandFL) July 7, 2019
The story of Ben Askren and Jorge Masvidal... #UFC239 #JorgeMasvidal pic.twitter.com/7HB7FibdmJ
- Samuel (@FinesseOfLaca) July 7, 2019
He then wished the "referee tripped on the way to breaking it up because I felt he deserved one more punch."
Askren posted on Twitter shortly after the fight, saying: "Well that sucked"
Well that sucked
- Ben Askren (@Benaskren) July 7, 2019
Masvidal will now have his eyes set on Kamaru Usman and his UFC welterweight championship.
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